Photo : Joanna @ Zeb Bakes taken on an iPad edited using Snapseed.
Nigel Slater published a lovely trio of recipes in yesterday’s Observer. I was half way to making a different dish, but the ingredient oracle spoke, saying, “Verily (how did it know my name, I wonder?) I say unto you, you have all the ingredients for this dish in the house, and therefore shall ye make it.”
So it was made – absolutely delicious grub, the sort of food that makes me wonder why I am not a proper vegetarian.
In this stew you will find fresh tomatoes, red pepper, preserved lemons, red vinegar, garlic, squash, chickpeas, olive oil, Harissa and cumin seeds, and a little fresh basil, so if it sounds like your sort of food too, pop over to the Observer for the recipe. It’s the one at the end of the article, after the broad bean hummus and the little flat breads.
We used a lot less oil and threw some lonely chunks of butternut squash in for good measure and added a bit more preserved lemon. I picked a salade du jardin, consisting of red mustard leaves, rocket flowers, the first sugar snap peas, radishes, little gems, a measure of basmatti rice and what more could you want?
It’s taken me most of the evening to figure out how to upload the photo here, I’ve now edited this post slightly to add a link above.
All Nigel Slater’s Observer recipes can be found here on his profile page .
Blogging from an iPad is a bit like cooking on a two ring burner, and this wordpress ap is just a touch buggy. Normal service will be resumed soon. I’ve added a couple of shots above that I found lurking as well on the Ipad. It has a grainy quality to it which I quite like and Snapseed is a fabulous easy editing programme.