Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween! – Garlic Bones

I absolutely adore Halloween. The funky macabre decorations adorning the house (I think I have just as many, if not more, Halloween decorations as I do Christmas ones!), dreaming up weird and wonderful costume. Whether they be strange, cute, funny or scary, I love the process of coming up with a costumes (even if it is a last-minute rumage through the wardrobe to find something that will do!)

But above all, I love being able to go a little wild in the kitchen.. making foods that at any other time of the year would be deemed repulsive, creepy, and downright vile… At Halloween, anything goes!

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Garlic Swirl Bread

Bread making is a magical process. You start off with these powdery, every-day ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, water. All run of the (flour) mill (sorry) and very mundane. Then you add in that last mystical ingredient, Yeast. And then everything just comes to life. That limp, lifeless doughy lump you began with suddenly errupts into a fantastic yeasty monster, ready to be tamed, kneaded and baked into crusty perfection.

whole loaf

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Sweet Potato Bites

The other day, I simply had no idea what to cook for dinner. Pasta came to mind, or perhaps rice? Served with some kind of sweet potato dish?

Before I knew it, sweet potatoes, kidney beans and sweetcorn had leapt out at me, declaring that what I would be making for dinner, would be Mexican-themed.

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