If you follow this blog or 'me' on twitter then you will know that I am quite a
stalker fan of the recipes and the cooking style of Nigel Slater. My sister bought me his latest book 'The Kitchen Diaries II' for my birthday last October and as well as finding this to be what I take to bed with me every night a really good read, I have also earnestly followed Nigel's BBC programmes 'Dish of the day' in the run up Christmas.
Nigel Slaters style is the nearest to anyone I have seen on TV that mirrors my own tastes and ambitions about the way I want to cook and prepare food in my kitchen.
So when Janice another Nigel Slater
stalker advocate from 'Farmersgirl Kitchen' suggested we both cook our way through 'The Kitchen Diaries II' through 2013 I was there like a shot...I'd already ear marked a few recipes from this book to try as it was...I didn't take much persuasion.
And so was born...'Dish of the Month'...Every month Janice and I will write about a recipe we have tried from 'The Kitchen Diaries II'...there is no paid (or otherwise) PR involved in this, no prize, no giveaway, the joy comes from trying out new recipes...and here is how to get involved.
If you would like to take part, then:
- Make a 'Dish of the Month' from ANY recipe by Nigel Slater
- Link back to this blog or to 'Farmersgirl Kitchen'
- Use the Dish of the Month logo (above) in your post
- If you use twitter, tweet your post with @Heavenona_Plate OR @serialcrafter and #DishoftheMonth hashtag and we will re-tweet it to our followers.
- If you own a copy of The Kitchen Diaries II please do not publish the recipes on your blog without permission, they are copyright.
- If you are using any Nigel Slater recipes from the BBC Food website, please link to the recipe on BBC Food rather than publishing the recipe. Likewise with any of Nigel's recipes on the Guardian website.
- Only one entry per blog please.
- Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month.
And remember to add your Dish of the Month to the linky below this post:
I tried two dishes this month PARSLEY RISOTTO WITH PARMESAN CRISPS (above). This was simple to make, not too many ingredients involved and I had them all in stock. I loved the fresh flavours this dish produced. I also used this risotto recipe to give a home to a bunch of parsley I had lurking in the fridge. The parmesan crisps were quick to make in a non stick frying pan and gave the dish and extra strong cheesy boost.
The cake stand and cover on the right was a gift from Santa, its the most lethal weapon a kitchen can have as every time you pass it you grab one of whatever is sheltering underneath. The cakes made with ground almonds, marzipan and fresh blueberries were delicious!
Janice has made a soup of bacon and celeraic this month, check it out here.
I'm really looking forward to the next years 'dish of the month' recipes especially as the book has such a good mix of main meals, side dishes, fish dishes and baking.