Month: May 2010

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

As far as I remember, British summertime has been pretty sparse over the last few years and I do so love the sunshine as it’s an excuse to eat lots and lots of ice cream. I remember when I was young (and hot summers were the norm), I used to go to the park with my dad and he’d buy me a 99 flake. I’d always rip off the bottom of the cone, scoop up some ice cream, sprinkle a little flake over the top and present him with a mini ice cream. I used to think that I was presenting him with the biggest treat of his life while I scoffed away at the rest. Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream, originally uploaded by Food For Think. I have since moved on from 99 flakes and purchasing ice cream from the back of a van that played the match of the day theme tune over and over again and now my favourite place to buy gelato is Scoop in Covent Garden – worryingly convenient this summer …

Quinoa and Feta Salad

There is NOTHING better than a good salad on a hot summers day – and today was no exception. After visiting the M&G Garden at Chelsea Flower Show this afternoon in the swealtering heat and stupidly getting sucked into the temptations of Oxford Street, I headed to the cool and quiet Waitrose foodhall in John Lewis to purchase a few bits and bobs to make a very delicious and healthy Quinoa Salad. The recipe serves four but my boyfriend and I were particularly hungry this evening so there was nowt left. Quinoa and Feta Salad, originally uploaded by Food For Think. Ingredients 1 tsp corriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric Good glug of olive oil 300g Quinoa 600ml boiling water 2 radishes, thinly sliced A few handfuls of watercress and rocket 3 spring onions, chopped Hand full of tenderstem brocolli Hand full of green beans Roughly chopped corriander 50g feta cheese (I used Unearthed) 18 cherry tomatoes, 12 roasted and 6 halved 10 sun dried tomatoes Flaked almonds (to your own taste) Salt and pepper Method …