to feastIt’s still sunny at my place, but temperatures have dropped
around most of the country, so the chill is on its way. I used to love
coming home from school to a warm kitchen when I was child, and my kids
loved it too, especially when it was full of tempting smells. Good food
is like that. It draws people in, brings them together, which is why the
kitchen is called the heart of the home. If you run a family home, never
undervalue the effort you put in. It is always worth it to make
homecooked food, to create memories for your family, to teach children
cooking skills, which they often absorb by osmosis, just by living in a
family where food is cooked from scratch. And to set them off on the path
of being able to cook for themselves and to look after their health.
On Mother’s Day I shared a feast with my immediate family Luca, Ilaria
and Remo. Roasted Onions (ridiculously good, and ridiculously
easy!), Baked Peppers with Chorizo, Fried Cauliflower with Olives &
Herbs and meatless Potato & Eggplant Moussaka.
We were stuffed after that lot (there were leftovers for 2 days!), but
somehow we managed a slice of Apple & Blackberry Pie! Apple pies
remind me of my own mother who made great pastry and pies, so it was a
nice nod to her.
All the recipes here: Autumn Feast Roasted Onions Baked Peppers with Chorizo Fried Cauliflower with Olives
& Herbs Potato & Eggplant
Moussaka Apple & Blackberry Pie
Humpf makes a return this week. He’s got a serious problem. He’s
suffering withdrawals and packing a sad. Send him a wish if you’ve got
the time and tell him to hang in there. Biccie addictions do pass ... Humpf
Okey doke, nothing for it but to get cooking. Cauliflowers are a
reasonable price again. Onions and potatoes are cheap, and that all helps
balance the budget.