Saturday, May 28, 2011


so it`s the season for betingel (aubergines) .... at first i really didnt like them but as time went on i became fond of  it .... their are may ways to cook them but here it`s either just fried as this my dh like ... or i like the in a chukkuka  with tomato and garlic and spices and cheese and eggs and finished off in the oven .....

so go on give it a try .... we sure ate it all .....

Friday, May 27, 2011

the joy of summer

so summer holidays are here soon and the kids are just preparing for their exams and once thats done schools out ... so it will be back to cooking lunches and dinners every day ...... while their in school i dont need to do lunches as they stay in school all day and get feed their .... but with them being at home it means having to cook ...

but the best thing about summer it is easy cooking .... all light lunches which will make me happy and one of those lunches is this potato and spinach mix

such a simple dish

fry some chips and place them in bottom of oven dish

at the same time chop up spinach (i prefer them chop small ) and place in a  little water and boil ... you can use baby spinach here just place a little butter in a pan and add spinach and allow to wilt

then when spinach is cooked drain out water and allow to cool down ... then you need to take the spinach into your hands and squeeze the remainder of water out and place the spinach over your chips the dice some onions small and sprinkle over everything and grate some garlic too

them mix about 6 eggs in a bowl and leave aside ... before adding your eggs  place little knobs of butter all over the mix and sprinkle  a little black pepper and salt ... then add small pieces of mince meat around the dish .. you can leave it out if you prefer ...... and then this is when you add your eggs and place in the oven

you can serve this with some salad if you like

Saturday, May 14, 2011

dinner today

naughty me hasn`t really being posting .... sorry for that ... but as you know life gets busy from time to time espically when my dh is here

so today as usual i`m always think what to cook and i get fed up by it .... but my kids decided for me they all wanted matoum which is an algerian dish so as always too i have to make something along side with this as my dh like choice so i also made chlitha

matoum is made with chick peas garlic lot of garlic black pepper, salt, cumin, and carwia ,this is for the sauce
the mince is mixed with the same spices and an egg and made into ball and added and when everything is nearly cook you add some tomato puree

the chlitha is made from blacken peppers and placing in a bag to sweat it out then you chop up tomatoes and garlic and black pepper and salt and plack into a frying pan ... then cook til tomato is soft .... while this is cooking remove the skin from the peppers and slice in long strips and then add to the tomatoes ... now some ppl like it hot so i add a little harissa (chilli paste) to it and let it cook a further 2 mins and take of heat

and that`s it .... enjoy