The weekend has flown by and the foodie endeavours have not been too bad……the plan for the hot pork sarnie for mr predictable did not come to fruition as the edinburgh farmers market was not the fully fledged version we are used to due to force ten gales blowing around castle terrace. There were a token few suppliers selling stuff from their vans but unfortunately that was the extent of the market on saturday…never mind, it was made up for by a perfect crepe from Broughton Deli. Another place that I champion and visit frequently…it’s a big hit with me, cool atmos if you sit in at the back and the food is obviously top notch and local hence the nod here…i’m sure it will be mentioned again soon!
What’s more important to mention today is the sunday evening success in my kitchen! Moroccan meatballs from Leon (page 217), extremely easy to make and a taste sensation….CHECK OUT THE RESULTS! JUST LIKE THE PICTURE! Minced lamb, wholemeal flatbreads (soaked in milk, helps to bind the ‘balls’ together), mint, oregano, parsley, garlic….then the sauce, garlic, chopped toms, harissa, basil and parsley.
Interesting fact number one foodie fans – unfortunately I was unable to locate Harissa on my sunday afternoon supermarket trip…there’s always one ingredient you can’t get, extremely annoying when you have a specific recipe in mind and it seems to happen ALL the time…no matter as within the depths of my pantry I found all the necessary moroccan spices to create my own mix and I’m sure it tasted better for being made from scratch.
The chief taster put his thumbs up and downed about 10 of said meatballs so I’d say it was a hit…. Yet another success from Leon… and to go with it ‘Happy Carrot’ (page 207), a delightful mix of sultanas, grated carrot, garlic, toasted seeds, coriander, mint, chilli, lemon juice and olive oil….mouth watering stuff and another picture result! ok, i know that a salad isn’t that difficult but for it to look like the picture?! I was happy!
I know what you’re thinking, I was supposed to venture into Ottolenghi territory…plenty of time for that next weekend.
Weekend…DONE…..what no cake, that would be telling.