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If you’re around the Chiswick area or looking for something to do on Saturday 21st January, then stop by the Turnham Green Terrace Market Day.
To promote the benefits of shopping locally, around 40 independant traders on Turnham Green Terrace in Chiswick will by putting on something special for the day.
The closest station is Turnham Green, and there are plenty of buses run down Chiswick High Road.
Having read Niahm’s Eat Like a Girl blog for a few years now, I am now a very happy owner of her first cookbook ‘Comfort and Spice’
Flicking through it a few times, I cannot find a recipe I don’t want to cook.
I’ve decided to tackle the blaas recipe first, shortly followed by the lamb and smoky aubergine rolls….or maybe the chorizo and chickpea stew….
Oh, and order it on Amazon here…
I also cannot wait to see if there’s a follow up, where hopefully her recipe for bacon jam would make an appearance.
One of my friends recently introduced me to the joys of late night shopping channel live demonstrations. The salesman was trying to show off his blender by shoving in a whole mango, expecting it to blend. Of course, this being live TV, it didn’t. And several aborted attempts were made to pulverise it by moving the contents with its official poking stick. After laughing at this for around half an hour, I was then directed to an infamous example of a QVC demonstration going wrong on youtube:
400g chicken livers (works well with duck liver as well)
3 red onions
1 clove garlic
bay leaves for garnish
Melt the butter in the fry pan and add the onions and chopped garlic. Fry over a medium heat until softened, then add the chicken livers. Cook these until brown all the way through, then add the cognac and season with the salt and pepper. Transfer the contents to a blender, and blend until you have a smooth consistency. Place the mixture into your preferred container, and garnish with bay leaves. For more buttery goodness, pour melted butter over the top. Refrigerate to cool and let set.