For more than eighteen years, I have been a member of two cooking clubs. I was host to one of them this week. Which means I had to make the dining room look acceptable and cook the main course. My friends took the starter and the chocolates with them. Normally we always have a dessert too, but due to a conference one of my friends attended, we skipped it. We all have busy jobs and families and although the cooking club is perfect for trying out recipes, it's main purpose is to spend time together and enjoy ourselves.
One of my friends made a delicious potato leek soup as a starter. I prepared Marinated aubergine with oregano (Ottolenghi / The Cookbook) and Avocado, quinoa and broad bean salad (Ottolenghi / Plenty). It was more work than I had anticipated and glad one of my daughters helped me out double shelling the broad beans. I served some bread and Tsatsiki (Liselotte Forslin / Mezze) to go with it. It was delicious. So far the cookbooks by Ottolenghi have not let me down. The recipes are easy to make, look beautiful and are full of flavour.
Do you enjoy cooking?
A happy weekend to you all!
Lieve groet, Madelief x