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Post by Green Rosie on 17th January 2010, 4:39 pm

I am planning (with a couple of blog friends) to try and cook 52 new recipes in 2010 - details HERE if anyone is interested in joining in.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 17th January 2010, 5:37 pm

That's quite groovy. I was quite taken by that woman who decided to cook 365 of Julia Childs' recies in a year and wrote a blog about it, but a new recipe a day is a wee bit more than I could manage tbh.

One a week is not outside of the realms of possibility though. I think I might join you.

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Post by MrsC on 17th January 2010, 5:46 pm

What a fantastic idea - and the good news is that I think I've already got two under my belt this year!

Guess I ought to try and keep track of them all though!

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Post by Adrian on 17th January 2010, 5:55 pm

Sounds great

If you want to mirror your blog on here, then let me know, I will activate the blogs function on the forum

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Post by Green Rosie on 17th January 2010, 7:23 pm

Badger wrote:If you want to mirror your blog on here, then let me know, I will activate the blogs function on the forum

Sorry not a techie - what does that mean?

And good luck everyone who's giving this a go. I have 9 ducks ready to be slaughtered this week and as I have only ever roasted a duck before there must be plenty of opportunites there for new recipes.

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 7:34 pm

That sounds really interesting, I think that would be very do-able here!

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Post by Green Rosie on 17th January 2010, 7:38 pm

You joining me then CW?

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Post by LizzyLaneFarm on 17th January 2010, 7:44 pm

Sounds like a great idea and think of the new cooking skills or new tastes that might be discovered along the way.

I'll keep my eye on this one.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 17th January 2010, 7:54 pm

Green Rosie wrote: I have 9 ducks ready to be slaughtered this week and as I have only ever roasted a duck before there must be plenty of opportunites there for new recipes.

Mmmm, duck....

Duck confit, duck galantines, chargrilled duck with blackberry and brandy, duck prosciutto, duck a l'Alsacienne, duck pate, salmis of duck, pressed duck... and that's before you even start on those fabulous livers...
hmmm 52 new recipes based around foie gras - now there's a challenge with potential.

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Post by Green Rosie on 17th January 2010, 7:57 pm

Shhh - not too loud or the ducks might hear Laughing .

We were talking about duck paté today as a neighbour has just given us a pate dish decorated with a duck.

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 8:01 pm

Green Rosie wrote:You joining me then CW?

Why yes, I think I might well do that Rosie Very Happy

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 17th January 2010, 8:26 pm

Green Rosie wrote:Shhh - not too loud or the ducks might hear Laughing .

We were talking about duck paté today as a neighbour has just given us a pate dish decorated with a duck.

Mmmm, can't beat a nice duck pate - I make it with prunes and Armagnac and (no surprise) bacon and belly pork. Perfect winter food on a piece of crunchy toast. I actually think it is a waste to use the livers in pate so i always keep them for other dishes.

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Post by Adrian on 17th January 2010, 8:31 pm

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Sorry not a techie - what does that mean?

And good luck everyone who's giving this a go. I have 9 ducks ready to be slaughtered this week and as I have only ever roasted a duck before there must be plenty of opportunites there for new recipes.

Oh it just means that you copy your blog posts onto a blog here, a little extra work for you, but it would be wonderful.

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Post by MrsC on 18th January 2010, 9:30 am

Even brought this idea up with Mr C last night and he's encouraging me to do it too! I'm going to work towards 52 and write up the two I've already done this year on my blog when I get a mo. Think I have a photo of one of them already. I am going to have to include baking recipes in this I think and can't promise what will happen come June, but still - I may get half way there!

A great excuse to open up all the cook books currently on my kitchen shelf! Very Happy

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Post by Green Rosie on 19th January 2010, 12:40 pm

Glad you're joining in MrsC - I too have been trawling through my cookbooks and have found a few recipes I want to try.

And when is baby due? Is it your first?

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Post by MrsC on 19th January 2010, 2:31 pm

Baby due at the beginning of June and yep it's my first! Very Happy

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 19th January 2010, 4:10 pm

I can't remember what I've cooked so far this year, new or old recipes.

Apart perhaps from the Foie Gras Beef Wellington, which was sort of a new recipe, certainly a new twist, so I will claim that as number 1.

And today for number 2, I am making leg of lamb Pompeii style with a date and balsamic reduction, a classic Roman dish as interpreted by Mario Batali.

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Post by Adrian on 19th January 2010, 4:13 pm

I am making veggies scotch egg pies in my muffin tin

Completely new to me - so far, so good

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Post by polgara on 19th January 2010, 5:29 pm

Nearly everything I cook is new, as in it is never the same twice. lol!

But I did do me faggots.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 19th January 2010, 7:18 pm

Mmmmm, well the Pompeiian lamb was quite fabulosum fabulorum, and the sauce was delicious. So much so that I am having to restrain myself from eating the rest with a spoon.

The recipe if anyone wants a try:

Take a bone in leg of lamb.
Blitz together some fresh thyme and anchovy paste and smear this liberally all over the lamb. Sear on all sides in olive oil at smoking point.
Chuck some chopped carrots, celery and red onions in a roasting tin, lamb on top and into a hot oven (220/425). DO not turn the heat down. My lamb was about 5lbs and I cooked it for exactly 90 mins.

While this is cooking, reduce a cup of balsamic vinegar by 75%. Blitz some more anchovy paste and thyme (I used about 2 tsps of each, and added a wee soupcon more anchovy later) and a handful of stoned dates (leaving the stones in will not do your whizzer any good). I used 7 fat dates.
When it is smooth, add 1/4 cup of red wine, 1/4 cup of olive oil and the balsamic reduction which should now also be about 1/4 cup.
Blitz again until smooth - it ends up looking like silky meted chocolate.

The tastiest lamb dish I have tried in a long time, and probably not much more than 15 mins prep time all told.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 22nd January 2010, 12:14 pm

#3 achieved last night: Balsamic glazed roast chicken marinated in rosemary and garlic stuffed with prosciutto and parmesan rinds over homemade orrechiette pasta with cumin-spiced white cabbage with horseradish and bacon.

I could claim the pasta as a separate new recipe as I had never made orrechiette before but that would be a bit cheaty.

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Post by MrsNesbitt on 22nd January 2010, 12:35 pm

I am keen on joining in...what do I do?

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Post by MrsC on 22nd January 2010, 5:34 pm

My third, Victoria Sponge from a new recipe, just cooling from the oven right now.

Mrs N - full details linked from one of the early posts, but in short the aim is to try 52 new recipes in 2010. As simple as that; one a week.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 22nd January 2010, 6:18 pm

Just eating my first! Kedgeree (without eggs as I haven't got any!)

Surprisingly I've never made this from scratch before. Many years ago did it with a packet of Savoury Rice Embarassed but today I made up my own spice mix and did it from scratch. Very yummy it is too.

Not sure if I will manage 52 but will try as many as I can
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Post by Green Rosie on 22nd January 2010, 8:10 pm

No 5 - Celeriac and blue cheese soup for lunch - yum.

And having just slaughtered 9 ducks I see a few duck recipes coming up.

Glad to see lots of people joining in Very Happy

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