Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.
A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home.
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- Persian tomato rice with torshi (Persian pickle) mast-o-musir (yoghurt with shallots) made with dried shallots, reconstituted and then left in yoghurt to absorb the tangy flavour.
- Tea anniversary gift from my lovley sister P. Too nice to open yet...we might keep it for a little bit longer.
- Making mast-o-masir. You can buy the dried shallots from here.
- Porridge cooked with vine fruits and maple syrup
- No baking this week, just lots of fresh fruit
- this carrot and chickpea salad with apricots and ginger. I used the carrot tops with mint from the garden and added spring onions
- boxes lots of boxes...
So he measured the rice into a saucepan and washed it, and I poured boiling water over tomatoes to release the skins and then peeled them. We pulped the juicy tomatoes and then added them to the drained rice plus a little turmeric and sea salt and a good trickle of olive oil. The tomato juice should cover the rice when all mixed together by about an inch if not enough you can add a little water and tomato puree. We covered the saucepan with a lid and placed it on the hob and allowed it to cook on a low heat for about an hour until the rice is cooked to a delicious soft pinky pollo with crunchy tadik at the bottom of the pan.
It's very more-ish and so easy to make that I wish I'd asked sooner. This will definitely be a new staple.
- about nine tomatoes juiced
- three and a half cups of basmati rice
- tomato puree
- sea salt
- olive oil about two tbsp
wash the rice, put in saucepan, add salt and juice mix. should be about an inch above cover leave on low heat for about an hour.
joining with heather for her weekly blog hop
This is all so delicious looking! I just love the fresh foods of summer, even though I'm not at all a fan of the heat and humidity. And you are moving, yes? Good luck with the move!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Yes we are moving and in a mild state of panic at the moment that the new owners will move in whilst we are still packing!Delete
I hope that things cool a little down for you.
Wow those tomatoes and berries are jumping off the screen - great images!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Liz. It's amazing when the sun is shining how much clearer the images are.Delete
Love all the fresh produce! Those patties look delicious as well :)ReplyDelete
They were scrumptious. I will definitely be making them again.Delete
Is there anything better than the vibrant colours of fresh produce. Rice sounds very good.ReplyDelete
I know. I'm so attracted by the colour of food. I love to eat the rainbow everyday.Delete
Everything looks so tasty and fresh, wow! I hope you are enjoying early summer!! Hugs from ItalyReplyDelete
Thank you Valereiacrea. We are having some lovely weather and fresh produce as a result.Delete
Hugs to you too.
the rice looks delicious! I bet with each dish you create you get a little sad about leaving this kitchen and deliriously happy about the new kitchen.ReplyDelete
You've summed up my feelings exactly Karen. Very mixed.Delete
YUM! I'm going to have to try this sometime!ReplyDelete
I hope that you do Erin. It's perfect for when tomatoes are in season. So tasty.Delete
Hi Deb! Of course you can use the candle holder idea!! It will be a honour if you should use it ^_^ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind visit, hugs from Italy
Oh thanks Valeriacrea. I'm on the look-out for ones for my new kitchen now. It's such a clever idea.Delete
Your photos are so vibrant and the food, so fresh and colorful! I want to eat at your table. ;)ReplyDelete
You must be frantic with all of the packing you must do...getting so close to moving into your dream home.
I truly hope that one day you will do Emily. I know, I keep having minor melt downs when I just think that I'll never do it in time. At the moment I'm nice and calm and trying to be very organised.Delete
I have to make this! Thank you for the recipe :)ReplyDelete
I hope that you do Debbie. It is so moreish...perfect comfort food.ReplyDelete