October 2021 was full of highs and lows. The highlight of the month was a visit to The Netherlands to see Mark. The low was just the rest of the month while I felt like I was swimming upstream. Despite all of that, I managed a fair amount of recipes for the month.
Savoury dishes in my kitchen in October 2021
First up was an all butter pastry for my beetroot tart. I still have not shared the recipe as I am not 100% happy with it. I was however so happy with the cauliflower gratin that I have made it more than once. The Japanese milk rolls will appear again on our table, when I make lobster rolls. As will the colcannon as it is easy to make and tasty. To top this fancy mash was a huge batch of black pudding meatballs. I made several batches of the chipotle cashews – make double, they are moreish. The pickled red cabbage is waiting for more days of hot dogs and lazy lunches.
On the sweet side
Sweet treats that featured on the blog last month included chocolate ginger cookies, lavender and lime drizzle cake and chocolate and tahini banana bread. I also dried lemons for an upcoming recipe, and raided the freezer for my pomegranate ice cream when I realized I had lost all my photographs taken this year.
One new thing IMK
My mom and I both use cooking oil filters. I filter oil as soon as I have used it for deep frying and it is then used straight away on the dogs food. For ages, neither of us could find them. I had a few left over, so it was not really an issue for me as I do not deep fry that often. But when my mom found I told her to send me a pack. These 6 should last me the next 10 years!
As Sherry was sick last month (hope you are better!) I did not share my October #IMK, so please pop in and take a look. This is my November submission to the #IMK series. Each month bloggers around the world gather to share what is new in their kitchens.