Thursday, 17 February 2011

Grey vs polka





When it looks like that, you need to eat food like this.
Do you have any spectacular recieps? Anything that makes a grey day colourful.

25 comments:

Sara said...

the first photo is beautiful

Katja said...

Hello Camilla,
not spectacular, but tasty and good for grey days: a delicious drink. Here are the ingredients:
ginger
rosmary
lemonpieces or limepieces
(honey)
hot water or pear juice
The drink is not colourful, but tastes great.
I cook regularly a pea mince soup which has a spectacular colour and it tastes fine.
Best Regards, Katja

barbara said...

lots of champagne!

;))

theaccidentalarboretum said...

yes! this martha stewart recipe might just blow your mind...so delicious and very colourful too. a pretty perfect winter dish.

get it here: http://www.ezrapoundcake.com/archives/9653

hopefully you like it :)
emily

Camilla Engman said...

All three things sounds good to me! I will certainly try them, especially the champagne ;)
Could I use something else than butternut squash (I am not sure I can get hold of it)?

annton said...

salty dog: 1/3 Vodka, Grapefruit Juice, salted rim.

spicy vegetable soup: potatoes, courgettes, cauliflower, chili, carrots, peppers and tomatoes. sprinkled with gouda when served. it makes you feel warm and comfortable!

Olivia Jeffries said...

i use this recipe for tomato sauce with everything, pasta, soup, chilli, bolognese - it's so simple, and totally amazing! we live on it in our house :)

http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/01/tomato-sauce-with-butter-and-onions/

o l y said...

dear camilla, how about this one ?
this is one of my favorite winter comfort soup, pumpkin chicken miso soup with a bit white sesame and japanese shichimi on it,, ,

http://dearoly.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-lunch-i-am-so-in-love-with-these.html

bon apétit
:)

JessicaS said...

Beautiful! sigh.. winter

MalinMatilda said...

BETOR slår det mesta, så det är synd att det ofta bara finns Rödbetor, när Polkabetor är godare. Möjligen för att de är så estetiska!

theaccidentalarboretum said...

hmm, i think any kind of squash could work...
maybe even sweet potato/yam, if squash is hard to come by in general!

mia said...

Love the pink and white swirls so colourful.
When it's cold and grey we go for comfort food like mashed potato, sausges and onion gravy. Not so colourful but definately tasty.

Paper Heart Girl said...

These photos together look beautiful!! xxxxxxx

alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

withoutwordswouldyouknow said...

Orange Blossom and Apricot Cookies

2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup/2 sticks (130 grams) butter, softened
1/3 cup (75 grams) granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons orange blossom water
zest from one medium sized organic orange
1/3 cup (50 grams) apricot preserves

Mix together flour, baking powder, and, salt. In another bowl, whip together the sugar and yolks. In another bowl, mix together butter, vanilla, orange blossom water. Add the butter mixture to the sugar mix. Add this mixture to the dry ingredient. Refrigerate for one hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. Butter a cookie sheet.
Remove the dough from the fridge. Using a 1/2 tsp measure, scoop out the cookie dough and form cookie dough balls. Lightly flatten them. Lightly indent the top with a finger and place 1/4 teaspoon of preserves.

Bake for 12 minutes, reversing sheets from top to bottom and back to front after first 6 minutes. The cookies should be barely colored on the sides, slightly darker on the edges. Wait for 10 minutes and transfer onto a rack to cool.

Camilla Engman said...

Wow, thank you! All of you. I should have asked you earlier if I knew which treasures you had in your reciep drawer :)

MalinMatilda said...

Recept var det ja; här kommer mitt allra godaste Betrecept:
(Röd)betscarpaccio med Fetaostcrèm 4 - 6 port
600-700 g betor (röd-, gul eller polkabetor)
50 g valnötter eller hasselnötter - grovhackade
Svartpeppar - nymalen
Flingsalt
1/2 msk olivolja
1/2 msk balsamvinäger
70 g Fetaost
(1 klyfta vitlök - skalad o pressad)
4 msk matyoghurt
sallad/ruccola/spenat
(rödbets-eller andra groddar
ätbara blommor, här zucciniblommor)
Borsta betorna i rinannde vatten , men behåll skal o rotspets. Koka betorna al dente, prova med sticka hur länge. Rosta nötterna i torr panna så de får färg, under tiden. Mosa även ihop fetaost, matyoghurt (och vitlök) i en skål. Låt betorna svalna i kallt vatten o gnid så bort skal o spets med handskar på händerna. Skiva dem tunnt med osthyvel. (Var i diskhon, håll fast ordentligt o var försiktig så att det inte sprätter rödbeta över hela köket...) Lägg skivorna omelott på ett fat, salta, peppra o häll olja och vinäger mellan lagren. Skeda hälften av Fetayoghurten över. Strö över nötterna o garnera med sallad (groddar o blommor).
Servera resten av Fetayoghurten i en skål till o njut!
Borsta betorna i rinannde vatten , men behåll skal o rotspets. Koka betorna al dente, prova med sticka hur länge. Rosta nötterna i torr panna så de får färg, under tiden. Mosa även ihop fetaost, matyoghurt (och vitlök) i en skål. Låt betorna svalna i kallt vatten o gnid så bort skal o spets med handskar på händerna. Skiva dem tunnt med osthyvel. (Var i diskhon, håll fast ordentligt o var försiktig så att det inte sprätter rödbeta över hela köket...) Lägg skivorna omelott på ett fat, salta, peppra o häll olja och vinäger mellan lagren. Skeda hälften av Fetayoghurten över. Strö över nötterna o garnera med sallad (groddar o blommor).
Servera resten av Fetayoghurten i en skål till o njut! Det finns även här http://lyckans-smed.blogspot.com/2010/10/mat-kalla-till-lycka.html

Geninne said...

Spicy guacamole! :) Your blog always makes my days colorful, thank you for that!

mizu designs said...

Wow Camilla, is that ice floating in that river? It looks so cold!

Chocolate anything makes me feel better in winter :)

1000 Cats said...

What a great shade of pink! It's still summer over here so I can be lazy with raw fruit and veg. Lately I've been making hummus, but I make it different every time! I'm jealous of you cosy winter comfort :)

freckleface said...

I love that second photo. Such beautiful colours. What is the pink and white thing? It looks like some kind of vegetable. I think I would like to try it. :)
I like to make chili in the winter, with orange and yellow peppers, green courgettes, red tomatoes. The main thing to remember is a teaspoon each of cumin, chili and coriander, and then to serve the white of the natural yoghurt.

MalinMatilda said...

In Swedish they are called "Polka beetroots" and they are just lika any beetroots, whether red or plain yellowy. Thet taste about the same, but the wonderful thong with these are that their colour don't make most of your kitchen red if you're not careful ;-) They taste terrific, eg. just baked in the oven with Feta-cheese, but are a bit hard to get hold of. (Sorry that I reply in your place, Camilla, but I thought that my insights woukld be helpul. If not just tell me, and I'll back off!
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anna said...

this made me smile. definitely need some polka over here on this grey day in england!

Camilla Engman said...

Your insights are always helpful MalinMatilda :)

freckleface said...

thank you, i love the sound of polka beetroot, i'll have to look out for it :)

A Swedish Gal said...

Red velvet cake always seems to brighten my day. Happiness with frosting.