Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cottage Cooking Club Month of June, 3 Recipes


It's time again for the Cottage Cooking Club to come together. We are a group of blogger's from around the world that collectively post our pictures and experiences as we cook along with two of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's cookbooks. The books are, "River Cottage Every Day" and "Love Your Leftovers". Our group is meant to be a project aimed at incorporating more seasonal dishes in our everyday cooking. Andrea of "The Kitchen Lioness" is our dedicated founder and leader. The goal is to cook and share as many recipes from either cookbook of our choosing. Currently we are in month five of our six month adventure.

Red Beet and Walnut Hummus

The first recipe I prepared was the red beet and walnut hummus. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but this dip was a wonderful surprise. Red beets, roasted walnuts, stale bread, tahini, garlic and olive oil were the main culprits. The flavor was earthy, sweet and rich. Also great on pita crisps, sandwiches and as a topping on a salad.

Perfect Pancakes

Next up was the Perfect pancakes. This recipe consisted of five ingredients including the salt and the sunflower oil to cook them in. We filled these with cherry jam and fresh cherries with sour cream and oh these were good! Since there was no sugar added to the batter these pancakes would also be great for a savory twist like a creamed spinach with bacon bits version.

Bashed-Up-Blueberry Cordial 
The third and last recipe is a Bashed-Up-blueberry cordial from the, “Love Your Leftovers”, cookbook. The original recipe uses blackberries but you can use any type of berry. You begin by boiling the berries with water until they are soft and then mash them with a wooden spoon. Next everything is poured through cheese cloth or muslin. The juice is then boiled with sugar and stored in clean sterilized jars. Before sealing you can add brandy or another liquor. Cordial will keep in a cool dark place for several months.

I just noticed that all the recipes are similar in color, it appears that berries are this month’s theme;)

These recipes have been adapted from the "River Cottage Every Day" and "Love Your Leftovers” by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

To see what recipes the other members chose for this month, head over to the LYL post for June 2017 on the CCC website, by clicking here.


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

28 comments:

  1. I really don't use beets enough -- they make it to my salads on occasion but I need branch out and use them in hummus! These dishes all look delicious!

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    1. Thanks Marcie, I was surprised how much I liked this dip, even my husband liked it.

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  2. I love hummus and this beet version is intriguing---especially since I love beets!!! And the pancakes (especially the filling) look wonderful, too!

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    1. Thanks Liz, it's amazing how many different versions of hummus there are nowadays.

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  3. Your pancakes do indeed look to be perfectly delicious! Especially with the double dousing of cherry =) Your berry cordial looks very inviting, too =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, cherries are my favorite, I could eat them everyday......

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  4. The beet hummus was good and so were the Perfect Pancakes! One more month to go, and so many more recipes to make!

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    1. So true Emily, so true, I've been trying to decide which recipes to end our adventure with.

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  5. Love the colour theme and I would love to try the cordial.

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    1. haha! I know isn't that crazy how everything was the same color, didn't realize until I put all the food together in one post. Thanks Tandy!

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  6. 3 great summer dishes! I love esp. that beet hummus, Cheri.

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  7. I haven't had beet hummus in years - so good and pretty too. Love those pancakes - with that jam - what a delicious way to start the day! Great color theme!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, hard to believe next month is our last.

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  8. All those recipes look wonderful. I love beets but have never made hummus with them. The pancakes look delicious and I would love to have a little glass of the blueberry cordial.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, can't beleive that next month will be our last, I've had a great time;)

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  9. Cheri, that beet + walnut hummus looks SO good.
    The residents of my household are not fans of beets, but I am.
    So, more for me, I suppose!

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    1. Lol, I have a resident that doesn't care for some of my goodies.......

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  10. I like eating beets, but have not thought of using it in humus. Sounds delicious.

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    1. Trader Joes sell beet hummus too but theres is very different, both are good.

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  11. I like the idea of making your own cordial from summer berries!

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    1. Thanks Amy, it's nice to be able to control what ingredients in your drink.

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  12. All three recipe look and sound wonderful. The pancakes look more like crêpes -,is that a fair assessment?

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    1. yes, I thought the same thing but the batter is kind of a cross between a pancake and a crepe but your right there is no baking soda in them.

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  13. Interesting, beets and great and I bet this is delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. They all look good - but the pancakes look especially perfect!

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  15. I noticed your color theme, too! Just love this time of year and all the great fresh options we have. Bashed-Up-Blueberry Cordial is right up my alley :)

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