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Something for dinner?

Posted by Flora205 
Something for dinner?
May 02, 2017 02:22PM
Today I have a recipe for those who would like to eat something more sophisticated than pieces of sausage on a stick, caught on the fly from the fridge (I do it myself sometimes), and who don't have enough time for shopping and cooking. Wholemeal pasta with courgette and goat cheese - the basis of my dish could be groats, rice or pasta. I chose wholemeal penne. Grilled courgette, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes and black olives meant that the dish almost jumped onto the fork by itself. Even my children appreciated it.

Ingredients (for 4 people):
200g of wholemeal penne
2 small courgettes (about 500g)
100g of goat cheese with herbs for salads
16 cherry tomatoes
12 olives
4 sprigs of rosemary
3 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of olive oil with chili pepper
half a clove of garlic
salt and pepper

the recipe is here



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Re: Something for dinner?
May 09, 2017 02:45AM
That looks great Flora - my kind of dinner - I would probably add some grilled aubergine as well ! Thanks for sharing
Re: Something for dinner?
May 09, 2017 03:24PM
IngridO Wrote:
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> That looks great Flora - my kind of dinner - I
> would probably add some grilled aubergine as well
> ! Thanks for sharing

Feel free Ingrid :-) I think it maybe good idea.

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Re: Something for dinner?
May 09, 2017 03:44PM
The way I do stakes:

Ingredients:
4 fillet steaks
3 tablespoons of olive oil pepper
pepper

Heat the oven up to 180C. Cover a baking sheet with some baking paper.
Smooth the fillet steaks with the olive oil and spice them up with pepper. Heat a pan and fry the steaks well on both sides (about two minutes on each side). Put them on the baking sheet and bake for 2-3 minutes to make rare steaks, for 5 minutes for medium and 10 minutes for well-done steaks. I baked mine for 7 minutes and they were excellent. Take the meat out from the oven and let the steaks "rest" for 2-3 minutes. Serve with your favorite side dishes.



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Re: Something for dinner?
May 14, 2017 04:58AM
Asparaguses in French pastry. This time I prepared green asparaguses with smoked salmon, mozzarella cheese and fresh spinach. I wrapped it in French pastry and created a light dinner dish which was completed with cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients (for 2 people)
1 pack of chilled French pastry
1 bunch of asparagus
2 fistfuls of fresh spinach
150g of smoked salmon
150g of mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
2 tablespoons of nigella
2 tablespoons of milk
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper

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Re: Something for dinner?
May 14, 2017 07:45AM
That looks so yummy Flora205! It hasa lot of my favourite things - pastry, asparagus, salmon and spinach.
Is French pastry what we would call puff pastry?

Can't wait for asparagus to be in season I saw it in the supermarket here in Adelaide South Australia - imported from Peru! Ridiculously expensive, probably tasteless and what about the food miles?
Re: Something for dinner?
May 14, 2017 01:22PM
Heather F Wrote:
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> That looks so yummy Flora205! It hasa lot of my
> favourite things - pastry, asparagus, salmon and
> spinach.
> Is French pastry what we would call puff pastry?
>
> Can't wait for asparagus to be in season I saw it
> in the supermarket here in Adelaide South
> Australia - imported from Peru! Ridiculously
> expensive, probably tasteless and what about the
> food miles?

according to one of internet dictionary - yes - French pastry seems to be the same as the puff pastry, I buy it as the ready made product and keep in the fridge before I use it.

regarding asparuguses they are not so expensive in Poland (especially in the season - May and June). We have our own Polish asparaguses and the German - where the Germany is Poland's neighbour country so we may import them for not so high costs

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Re: Something for dinner?
May 14, 2017 06:43PM
Hello Flora. Your written English is excellent, so I thought you might be interested to know that although "asparaguses" is technically a correct way to describe more than one asparagus spear, in colloquial English we say "asparagus" when we mean an uncounted number of asparagus spears. It is rare, apart from technical writing, to use "asparaguses".

So, for example, we would say:

Serve with an asparagus spear (meaning one piece)
Serve with three asparagus spears (Meaning three pieces)
Serve with asparagus (meaning a suitable quantity but no particular number of spears)
I love to eat asparagus (meaning any quantity)

This is yet another example of the inconsistency of the English language!
Re: Something for dinner?
May 17, 2017 04:21PM
TPANDAV Wrote:
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> Hello Flora. Your written English is excellent,
> so I thought you might be interested to know that
> although "asparaguses" is technically a correct
> way to describe more than one asparagus spear, in
> colloquial English we say "asparagus" when we mean
> an uncounted number of asparagus spears. It is
> rare, apart from technical writing, to use
> "asparaguses".
>
> So, for example, we would say:
>
> Serve with an asparagus spear (meaning one piece)
> Serve with three asparagus spears (Meaning three
> pieces)
> Serve with asparagus (meaning a suitable quantity
> but no particular number of spears)
> I love to eat asparagus (meaning any quantity)
>
> This is yet another example of the inconsistency
> of the English language!

That's funny - I mean the way English is used around the world smiling smiley Because I am not so perfect in English before posting my recipes I use help of the proofreader who is British and leave in Poland - he approved the translation - in Poland we say one asparagus and few asparaguses, we eat/buy/cook asparaguses smiling smiley What to say I have to live with that - sometimes the translation will not be so perfect as I would like it to be. Translation is one think but more difficult is sometimes usage of certain products in different countries smiling smiley

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Re: Something for dinner?
May 17, 2017 04:23PM
I think it is because of the price that spaghetti with shrimps is a special dish in my home. This time, to make a more extraordinary meal, I cooked black pasta stained with squid ink. It is an excellent base for shrimps, fresh green parsley and chili-garlic sauce.

Ingredients (for 4 people)
500g of cooked shrimps
4 cloves of garlic
1 chili pepper
100g of butter
150ml of dry white wine
a bunch of parsley
400g of spaghetti
50g of Parmesan
lemon
salt and pepper

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Re: Something for dinner?
May 28, 2017 09:06AM
Today I would like to share with you the recipe for small pies. I wanted to make the stuffing without meat, so I chose chickpeas. They are a rich source of protein, they reduce blood pressure and cholesterol level. They also have a low glycaemic level and the fibre steadies the sugar level in the blood. You should remember its assets and add it to your daily diet.

Serve the pies with your favourite dip and vegetables. They taste the best hot, but we discovered that they are great cold and you may also reheat them.

Ingredients (12 pieces)
1 pack of chilled French pastry
200g of chickpeas
half a red pepper
2 cloves of garlic
half an onion
4 dried tomatoes from olive oil
3 tablespoons of olive oil from the tomatoes
6-8 black olives
1 tablespoon of butter
2 tablespoons of milk

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Re: Something for dinner?
June 01, 2017 12:40PM
Asparagus once again – pizza with asparagus spears and salami.

Recently, asparagus spears have become a permanent product in my kitchen, so I decided that they would be the main ingredient of my pizza. I added to them some salami, two kinds of cheese and black olives. At first sight it is an unconventional combination, but it was surprisingly tasty. It was so yummy that my impressed daughter forgot to cover everything with ketchup.

Ingredients:
ready pizza base
1 tin of tomatoes (cubed)
half an onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of oil
1 tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
150g of sliced salami
bunch of green asparagus spears (about 12 pieces)
150g of grated mozzarella cheese
50g of grated emmenthal
salt and pepper

the recipe is here


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Re: Something for dinner?
June 01, 2017 03:17PM
I'm going to move to Poland and move in with Flora smiling smiley
Re: Something for dinner?
June 01, 2017 11:25PM
Haha Kone - I've thought the same thing here!
Re: Something for dinner?
June 02, 2017 01:34AM
smiling smileysmiling smiley

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Re: Something for dinner?
June 03, 2017 11:32AM
Light lunch – salad with asparagus and fruit

Today I mixed fresh spinach leaves and green asparagus spears with fruit: juicy pomegranate and sweet blueberries. Add poached egg or pieces of hard-boiled egg if you want to make a more filling dish. This salad is an excellent proposal for a light dinner on a hot summer day.

Ingredients (for 2 people)
2 fistfuls of spinach
a bunch of green asparagus spears (about 12 pieces)
half a pomegranate
two fistfuls of blueberries
4 eggs
salt and pepper

dip:
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of water

the recipe you will find here

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