Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Back in the Kitchen

Whilst I have been staying at my Dad's one of the biggest things I have missed is my kitchen.

We don't have very big kitchen but Nathan and I give it a lot of love!

I adore all the gadgets I have collected over the years.. a lot of which are hidden at the back of cupboards but I do use them all at some time or other! I have inherited this love of gadgets from my Grandma Ellen who had a gadget for everything in her kitchen when we were little.
I love all my spices and condiments in the store cupboards that means I have everything at hand to make recipes. I used all of the 7 spices above to make the flavouring for the Fruity Lamb Tagine recipe.
Nathan bought a whole load of Lamb cuts to put in the Tagine but you can use lamb for stews cut into cubes. This was quite an economic way to do it as it made 6 servings (and those include Nathan sized servings!)
I love cooking with Nathan in our kitchen. It really helps me unwind after a stressful day in the office.
I was well prepped for this dish. Lots of Superhealthy ingredients like chick peas, onions, carrots, garlic, tomatoes as well as pomegranates and coriander.
I love the colour and texture of Pomegranates. I used to draw them a lot when I was in art school.
Once you have brought the broth to a simmering point you have to put the Tagine in the oven for an hour and 20 minutes so that the meat is falling off the bone. When I get home from work I get straight in my jammies (unless someone is coming round to visit) and then scrape my hair back, take my contacts out if I have been wearing them and put a cosy hoodie on... that's me for the evening! Cooking in our kitchen- happy!

I can't find the recipe online but it is from the latest edition of Good Food Magazine. When I have a chance I will add it to this post. Here is a photo of the finished dish. Served with Cous cous.

1 comment:

cvallor said...

Hi Jennie! It's Cindi Vallor from California! I just stumbled upon your Blog (thankfully) and am so greatful to have an opportunity to get back in touch. I hope all is well and I hope to hear back from you. :) cvallor@gmail.com

Cindi