The lovely noishe
gave me the letter 'T' to prompt a list 10 things that I love.
I will give you ten food related things therefore knocking out both Food Friday and the list.1
So, the ten things:1. Tatties.
Yes, this is a bit of a cheat. But, I'm going to go with it since I hear 'tatties' rather than 'potatoes' at least three times more often these days. We get tatties with our farm share every week. It's been interesting to see how many varieties they grow up there. This week we've got some that look like they'll be great for frying, but I think I may make au gratin potatoes instead.
My favorite currently: mashed potatoes with pestoPesto recipe
-1 cup packed basil leaves
-1 cup grated hard cheese (parm or romano)
-6 large cloves of garlic diced finely
-1/2 cup pine nuts
-1/4 cup virgin olive oil
Blend all in the food processor. No, don't put any parsley in. No, no.2. Tomatoes
I can't seem to be able to grow tomatoes here in Aberdeen, even though I kept the plants in a lovely warm kitchen in the winter time. They produced about 3 tomatoes and then died, slowly. Sad.
My favorite: eating cherry tomatoes off the vine during a really hot summer day3. Tofu
I don't eat as much of this as I used to, I've been told that too much soy is bad for hypothyroidism. But, it's what makes a stirfry for me. Especially if it's been marinated in something beforehand.
My favorite: Five-hour tofu. I have no idea how to make it, but it was one of Peter's
signature dishes.4. Tortillas
These are so versatile. I had egg mayonaisse in a tortilla the other day and surprisingly, it was fantastic. I thought it would just end up a big mess.
My favorite: Fake turkey, fried egg, and swiss cheese in a tortilla. Too bad I can't stand Quorn's version of turkey slices.5. Turnips
I think I probably like these better raw than cooked, or at least until I moved here. However, I must say that putting sugar on them is an abomination before me. Eww.
My favorite: as part of mashed potatoes. For every 6 medium potatoes, mash one small turnip. It gives the potatoes a definite kick.6. Tangerines
I love citrus. It's in my favorite shampoo, perfume, and lotion. It's what I spray on my sheets to give them a fresh smell when they come out of the airing cupboard. Green and orange are my two favorite colours. However, I really dislike eating oranges as they tend to have a lot of pulpy bits. Tangerines don't seem to have that same texture.
My favorite: Christmas tangerines with A&C's kids27. Tapioca
My mother makes an incredibly good tapioca pudding. I have no idea how she does it, but it's the kind that makes you want to lick the bowl. I've been told that bubble tea is made often with tapioca pearls. I'd love to give it a try at some point.
My favorite: tapioca and blueberry pie8. Tea
I know, I know.
And I think most of us would agree that a nice cuppa is always welcome. But, tea also makes a great additive to other things.
My favorite: blackberry and earl grey jam9. Treacle
You can actually keep your maple syrup, this is what I prefer to put on my pancakes. I've discovered that I actually like treacle even better than I like molasses.
My favorite: as part of gingerbread10. Tahini
Probably unsurprising that a paste made of sesame seeds would be one of my favorite things. I love sesame. We usually had some sitting around when I was little to add to various things. As good as it is in other dishes, it's just not great by itself. Too strong.
My favorite: in hummus, of course!
1- If you'd like to make your own list, food related or not, just ask and I will give you a letter. I'll even give you a letter in a different alphabet, if you prefer.
2- They are always impressed if one can peel the entire thing in one long strip. :)