a busy domestic blog of knitting, sewing and all kinds of needlecrafts, cooking my garden produce and preserving it

recipe testing

Hopefully this page speaks for itself - what I'm aiming to do here is test out my cookbooks. Some are my own, ones I've bought or had given as presents. Some are books received as review copies for OurBookReviewsOnline, for these there is a link to the overall review. Anyway I want to test some of the recipes- see how feasible they are, how difficult sourcing ingredients is and how much we liked them. Obviously it's not fool proof - one person's mildly spicy is another's flaming hot after all - but hopefully it's interesting and perhaps helpful.

Below are links to entries on this blog specifically aimed at testing recipes from books.
The book review links take you to OurBookReviewsOnline, my jointly-run book review blog.

Pomegranate and Roses - Book review

Recipe testing;
Khoreshteh Morgh Va Porteghal (Chicken with oranges and saffron)
Dolmeyeh Barge Mo (Moorish Stuffed Vine Leaves)

Rose Elliot's New Complete Vegetarian

Recipe testing;
 Leek and Cauliflower Curry #1
Leek and Cauliflower #2 with parsnips
Leek and Cauliflower Curry #3 - without leeks!
Leek and Cauliflower Curry #4
Leek and Potato Soup

Hedgerow Harvest by Amoret Scott

Recipe testing;
Elderflower Fizz

 The Country Preserves Companion by Jocasta Innes

Recipe testing;
Pickled Turnips

The Abel & Cole Cookbook - book review

Recipe testing;
Swedeaphobia Cure

Tender Vol 1 by Nigel Slater

Recipe testing;
A Rich Root and Cheese Soup for a Cold Day
Chickpeas with pumpkin, lemongrass and coriander

Sensational Preserves by Hilaire Walden

Green Tomato Chutney