If you follow along my food blog, you will rapidly notice that I never indulge into food trends. By that I mean, I kind of follow my own way through my kitchen ignoring what is popular, what people are eating this week, the new tofu and so on. I am pretty basic when it comes to food with sometimes a bit of modern flare. All that being said, it is fun to see what, you, the readers looked at the most these past 12 months. I have picked out the top 10 recipes of the year according to my trusty ol' statistics. And if these stats have anything to say for themselves, it looks like you all like comfort food!!! Yay. So, let's see what 2016 looks like in food.
Crisps and crumbles are by far the easiest desserts for winter. I would say that at least ever few weeks, we make some sort of either one. I am partial to the all time favourite Apple Crumble, but adding different fruit or even different toppings is kind of fun as well. Berries of all sorts go well with apples in these deep dish desserts. This time I added raspberries to apples for a very delicious end result. Try it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of cream and dessert is served.
No I haven't run away, been buried in an avalanche, kidnapped, or any other bizarre event. I have been sick. Yes, good ol' trusty gastroenteritis kind of sick. How nice. So, I kind of missed the entire Christmas period. Boohoo. I want a do over and I am not kidding. In the meantime I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas period with family & friends. Hopefully, lots of yummy food as well. Oh, how I miss food. Soon.
Here are some little fruit cups I made the other week before the sickness set in. These delicious Cointreau enriched fruit cups are a great way to see in the new year. They were going to be a great way to see in Christmas day, but that had to get time shifted.
It's official, Christmas is only just over a week away. Time to let the panic set in or time to run away and hide until January. You decide. As appealing as the ladder sounds right about now, I know I love it really. That being said, time to really think about food for the big day. I know I will cook a turkey and all the trimmings like I do every single year. But I like to make a different starter and dessert to spice it up a bit! The other week, we had this salad for lunch and it reminded me of Christmas. So maybe, just maybe, it will be gracing our dinner table next weekend. A great combination of zesty dill with smooth smoked salmon and garlicky shrimp. A great way to start the Christmas feast.
When December hits, this is my absolute favourite drink. I only ever buy it in December and when it runs out, I am done till the following year. A bit nuts really, but I like my traditions. So when a friend shared a video of a home made version to my Facebook the other week, I was just a bit excited. Is it good? Why, it's delicious!