One of our lovely neighbours gave us a bag of leeks and beetroot which inspired me to try some new recipes!
I made some creamed leeks which also doubles up as a great pasta sauce! The recipe is by Tom Kerridge and may be found HERE
I also used the leeks in a tasty Chicken, Bacon and Leek Cottage Pie (makes a change from minced beef!) - recipe HERE
I wanted to make the most of the huge beetroots so I enjoyed making some Caramelised Onion and Beetroot Relish. I haven't tried eating it yet as it's best to wait three weeks but you may find the recipe HERE
It was quick and easy to make if you don't mind sterilising jars etc.
I boiled up the rest of the beetroot and pickled it.
As I make a fair amount of different chutneys that all contain a considerable quantity of onions, I bought myself a pair of onion goggles. Yes, you may laugh! I was fed up of having streaming eyes every time I chopped up onions.
And they work - no more tears when chopping those onions!
I saw a recipe for Crispy Parmesan Garlic Baby Roasted Potatoes which sounded tempting. I tried it (I left out the garlic) and I will definitely be making these again! Recipe HERE
On the sweet side of things, I've made an easy and delicious Mary Berry Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake. My friend Val gave me some mouthwatering homemade sweet mincemeat and I found an easy recipe for Mincemeat Crumble Bars which were a great success - recipe HERE
And, last but not least, some lovely multigrain bread baked in my bread machine!
Thanks for popping by!