Thanks for checking out my new blog. My blog has the title says is going to be about ‘Anything and Everything’ however I do have some interests that will probably take over many of these pages. They are (in no particular order):
- Watching Food TV programmes
- Reading and buying many cookery books
- Watching motor racing (especially Formula 1 and the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC))
- I work as a GIS Technician at the University of Worcester, UK (I use ESRI ArcGIS 9.3- if anyone is interested), therefore GIS will also feature on my blog
- Archaeology and history will also occasionally pop up on my blog.
I will post recipes on here, some which I have invented myself and others from cookery books I love. (Full credit will be given to any concerned celebrity chefs out there!) I will write book, film and TV reviews on here as well.
I am not sure how often I will blog, but I will try and do it once every week or two weeks. I will post a link on Twitter whenever I blog.
To start how I mean to go on, here is a recipe for Carrot Soup, that my godmother Rebecca gave to me. It is very simple and very tasty. (Sorry for no picture but it has been a while since I made it)
3 sticks of celery (or a celery heart if you prefer)
3-4 large carrots or 6 smaller carrots
onion salt or sea salt
1/2 pint veg stock
to make it a carrot and coriander soup you need:
1 teaspoon Ground coriander
a bunch of coriander to taste, chopped
Chop up celery onto chunks
Peel and chop carrots into chunks
Add olive oil into a pan, allow to heat up and add onions. celery and carrots. (if adding coriander, add the ground coriander now as well)
Cook until softened (about 10 mins or so)
add veg stock and allow to simmer until carrots are cooked through.
Season to taste
purée to smooth consistency (if too thick add more stock)
add coriander (if using) and serve with crusty bread
Please let me know any comments you have about my recipes, if they work for you or not. I may be able to offer advice to help you get it right next time. Please let me know what you think of my blog as well.
Check out my friend Geokaren’s blog if you like food, cooking and anything geospatial