Archive for the ‘Leeds Uni’ Category

Simon’s Tips For Soup

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Like I said during my demonstration yesterday, the soup is ideal for this time of year, all the root vegetables are bang in season, they are plentiful, cheap to buy and packed with flavour. The soup can be made in bulk as it freezes really well.

To bulk it out things like split red lentils,barley,or other dried pulse mixes can be added. Also pasta shells, macaroni etc also lend themselves well to the soup. Also chopped potatoes,swede,can be added to make it more of a broth. Just don’t forget the magic rule ALWAYS check the seasoning.

County Cooks: Tessa Tells All…

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

I’m really into cooking and know a lot about Italian, Indian and of course British cuisine, but I’ve never tried Russian, and to be honest, didn’t have a clue about what Russian or Latvian food would be like.
The first thing I noticed was the amount of sausages used in the recipe!  There were so many different kinds, and all in one pot!  It was really interesting as well that the end dish was more of a soup than a stew.  I don’t know if it was supposed to be like that, but it tasted really nice!
Would I try cooking Russian food again?  Yes, definitely!  It was a really warming dish, especially in the winter and it didn’t cost much or take too long to cook.  Have a go!

Country Cooks: Alonas Thoughts…

Friday, November 21st, 2008

It is the first time that I’ve come to England and I didn’t know what to expect when I started cooking Tessa’s dish.  I have tried fish and chips and shepherd’s pie, but I’d never heard of Toad In The Hole-I got confused halfway through because I didn’t know when to put the toads in!  British cooking has a lot of funny names for their dishes!
I found the dish very easy to cook and thought the way the batter rose in the oven was really incredible!  I really want to try and cook it again and will definitely try it when I get back home to Latvia

Useful links for shopping in Leeds

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

There are loads of other markets and great shopping areas all around Leeds, as well as the ones Joe showed us on his tour. It’s fun to get out there and find them for yourself but just to point you in the right direction check out the Leeds Market and Leeds City Council websites!

Football vs. Netball: Out-takes!

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Football Vs. Netball

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Guest Blog by Sarah

‘I was really sure we were going to win Pat over with our entertainment and quality food. I’ve always felt that I’m a fairly decent cook although I did struggle with the pumpkin – it was so hard to cut! I’ve done a really similar sweet mash with swede and carrot, which is really nice. I think I prefer that to the pumpkin mash plus it’s available all year whereas pumpkin is seasonal.

I couldn’t really say why we didn’t win, Pat seemed really pleased with the food and the other girls did a great job of keeping Pat entertained while I was cooking – I guess he must have just had a thing for the boys!’

Post Match Report from LUU Football Team

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Guest Blog by Michael

‘Sausage, Potato and Pumpkin Mash was not something I’d made before – well at least the pumpkin part. Although I was slightly dubious to begin with (having previously believed that pumpkins were used simply as Halloween decorations): the sweetness added by the pumpkin was really nice. I’ve tried it since with butternut squash, which was also good.

It felt good that Pat was pleasured by our sausages – I’ve experienced Sarah’s cooking in the past so I was quite confident despite a few hiccups during the cooking. At the end of the day I think it really worked in our favour that we’re such good hosts and I feel that we were the deserved winners!’