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‘Your New Savoury Snack’


Welcome back to my beautiful and tasty Kitchen Corner 🙂

Red Onion Savoury Jam
Red Onion Savoury Jam

This week I am sharing with you a new recipe that I’ve discovered just recently:)… beautiful and delicious red onion jam.

Absolutely perfect with all kinds of meats…great addition to sandwiches…and amazing snack with rosemary crackers!

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 kg of red onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbs wine vinegar (I’ve used red but white will work as well)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp thyme (fresh is the best but dried will work)

Method: Heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan, add the onions and let them sweat for a few minutes.

Add the sugar and stir until dissolved, pour in the wine and the vinegar, add the bay leaves, chilli flakes. Cover the pan with a lid and leave to simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring from time to time until it thickens.

Remove the bay leaves add salt and pepper.

It can be served immediately along side your main dish or stored away into a jar to be consumed within 2 weeks.

Best to store in the fridge!

Red Onion Jam

We’ve made it this weekend and just enjoyed it as a snack with delicious rosemary crackers:)

Let me know what you think once you’ll try your own savoury jam!

Bon Appetit!

Your Girl with an Apron,

Julia

xxx

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‘Tempting Morning Embrace’


Welcome back to my beautiful and tasty Kitchen Corner 🙂

Red pepper, asparagus and  pepperoni folded omelette
Red pepper, asparagus and pepperoni folded omelette

I am happy to have you back…taking the healthy cruise with me 🙂

Today I am sharing with you an old classic…the beautiful omelette with a twist, in the real sense of the word!


Ingredients: Butter, 3 eggs, 200 g asparagus, half red pepper, finely chopped, a few slices of pepperoni cut in small pieces, salt, black pepper, a pinch of dried coriander/ basil/ oregano, 50 g feta cheese, fresh parsley to serve.

Salad: baby tomatoes, fresh radish, lemon juice.

Method: Wash the asparagus and red pepper, finely chop them both.

Melt a small piece of butter in a pan, add the red pepper, asparagus, pieces of pepperoni, pinch of salt and black pepper and sauté everything for about 5 minutes. Mix the 3 eggs in a bowl, add the dried coriander/ basil/ oregano mixture.

Omelette

Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed ingredients and cover the pan with a lid for about 4 minutes.

Before starting to fold the omelette, top it up with pieces of feta cheese and you’re ready to fold.

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First, fold one side half way then the other side, leave for a few seconds in the pan until the feta cheese melts a bit.

Serve with fresh parsley and a beautiful fresh summer salad.

Bon Appetit!
Bon Appetit!

Your Girl with an Apron,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved

Photo 101 ‘Camera Lucida’ – Introduction


Hello Beautiful Bloggers,

I’ve recently finished my Photo 101 course and I can’t seem to be able to leave my camera at home anymore or even being able to walk down the street without stopping a thousand times to capture small but extraordinary moments of our world… and I know I am not the only one:)

What is Camera Lucida?

Well, let’s see…

camera lucida |ˌkam(ə)rə ˈluːsɪdə|

an instrument in which rays of light are reflected by a prism to produce an image on a sheet of paper, from which a drawing can be made.

I’ve thought that is just a beautiful description of something quite out of the ordinary…and that is what I want to achieve with this new challenge I’ve embarked on today:)

Every week I will set a new theme to follow in my photography journey and I hope you will want to join me and display your creations on what I call “Your Gallery”

How to join us?

Follow your host and share each week your own vision of the theme.

Create a new post with the title CAMERA LUCIDA followed by the theme name.

The content of the post is completely down to you, share just the photo or be even more creative and tell us the story behind the scene, make it your own.

Feel free to use the ‘Your Gallery’ badge in your post and link back to the last Camera Lucida challenge or just leave a link to your post in the comment box.

Please tag your post #cameralucida so other participants can find the entries on the Reader.

So do not forget to tag and link back, this way your post will be visible to others outside your followers 🙂

You will have seven days to introduce your snapshot to everyone.

At the end of each challenge I will share with you all the entries and introduce you to their makers. Make sure you visit their blogs, share honest feedback and be supportive.

Camera Lucida - Your Gallery

An exhibition where your visual perception captures the world and gives life to a new story.

If you’ve just joined Camera Lucida Photo Challenge, you can find all the themes just below ( Please make sure you link back to the one you choose to interpret):

Camera Lucida #1 Enchanted

Camera Lucida #2 Rose

Camera Lucida #3 The Park Bench

Camera Lucida #4 Nature’s Dessert

Camera Lucida #5 Black and Green

Camera Lucida #6 Journey

Camera Lucida #7 Out of Place

Camera Lucida #8 Divergent

Camera Lucida #9 The sign

Camera Lucida #10 The Colour of Life

Camera Lucida #11 Autumn Lane

Camera Lucida #12 Metal

Camera Lucida #13 Reflections

Camera Lucida #14 Garden Treasure

Camera Lucida #15 Self Portrait

Camera Lucida #16 Winter Mornings

Camera Lucida #17 Hidden

Camera Lucida #18 Icy Sugar

Camera Lucida #19 Beautiful Imperfections

Camera Lucida #20 Stone

Your Camera Addict,

Julia

xxx

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‘Sweet sweet red platter’


The best ever shortbread recipe out there!

I’ve never been a huge fan of shortbread, I mean what’s exciting about baked butter, loads of butter…?

I was thinking like this until I discovered this amazing recipe…when we’ve finished baking, it looked like this!

I’ll let you judge it yourself:)

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We baked three kind of shortbread for a friend’s birthday!

Here is the recipe for Chocolate Covered Cranberry and Pistachios Shortbread

Ingredients: 

Shortbread:
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Butter (Use the best one you can get you’re hands on, it really makes a difference!)
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
Topping:
100 g Dark Chocolate
 25 g White Chocolate
 1/3 cup Chopped Dried Cranberries
 1/3 cup Chopped Green Pistachios
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Method:
 Pre-heat your oven to 175°C, line a baking tray with parchment paper. Mix together the butter and sugar, starting on low and then gradually increasing the speed until they’re well combined. Add in the flour and work it with your hands for 3-5 minutes until the dough is uniform.
 Put the whole dough onto your baking tray, pressing it down into a rectangle, then top with another sheet of parchment paper and roll it out into a rectangle with a rolling-pin. It should be  around 0.2 inch/0,5 cm thick. Once done cut it into the typical finger shape with a long, sharp knife.
 
 Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Melt both chocolates individually. Spread the dark chocolate on the shortbread and sprinkle with the cranberries and pistachios.
Decorate with the white chocolate: dip a fork in the chocolate, and quickly wave it above the cookies without touching the surface, it will make it look really good.
Let cool for about 10 minutes, then finally cut the still warm shortbread apart and let them stand for further cooling until the chocolate hardens.
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Our friend is a huge lover of shortbread, so it was a carnival of sweetness:)
We put together a platter, added some strawberries and clotted cream for amazing effect…you have to admit it looks pretty good and it tasted even better!
If you ever try this recipes, let me know about your result!
Enjoy, bon appetite:)