Tuesday, February 23

F is for Faffing About!

A few weeks ago in my quest to try out new recipes I did the hairy Bikers recipe of Dolmades which you can see here together with some more wonderful greek recipes. One ingrediant which I could not find anywhere was vine leaves. Determined to locate some I found a wonderful online shop here. Ofcourse I had to have a browse and really liked the sound of this rice it is an authentic biryani rice. Really easy to use, just microwave for 2 minutes. I did try one portion out and it was awesome. I simply chopped up some hard boiled eggs with it and the meal was just so..... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! There was some rice left which I added to some sausage meat and made a batch of scotch eggs.


At the weekend I cooked joint of lamb and we were left with the leftovers. Rather than just have sandwiches I cooked a pack of the biryani rice, added lamb gravy, left over carrots, parsnips & swede, some pansata and allowed it to simmer away slowly! The result was out of this world! A great way to use left overs!

Mrs Nesbitt's Lamb Biryani




I will be using this online store again and would urge people to have a browse. The prices are reasonable and the food is authentic with the necessary amount of spices added, just so easy to knock out an authentic quick dish!



25 comments:

  1. I love briyani! It's easier to buy a packet of ready cooked briyani with the gravy and salad dish here, there's plenty of restaurants selling them . This is also the main dish served to guests during the Malay and Indian wedding in Asia.
    To me the best briyani I've tasted was cooked by my late dad, he was a wedding caterer,unfortunately the secret recipe stay secret till he died. :(

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  2. I feel so inadequate when reading your post!! Your cooking is second to none, lucky old N York moors.

    Thank you for your comment on my previous post re the horrid snow. We're totally racked off with it now, it just isn't nice anymore!

    CJ xx

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  3. Feel free to lob a few helpings over the Hambleton Hills any time you like Denise!

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  4. CJ

    Heyyyyyyyyyy goodness me I just throw things together and hope for the best! With my Food Challenge it just means I am making a note of the recipes and my blog is a good place to do such stuff!

    Weaver....lol
    Will put you on my list of people I need to take a food parcel to! lol!

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  5. I admit that I had to Google your title, but having discovered what it means and compared it with the text, I can safely say that your title is wrong :-)

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  6. I love leftover Lamb - I use it to make a Lamb Hot Pot with onions, carrots, peas and sliced potato on the top - Yummy!

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  7. It would be intriguing to have an ABC routine involving just recipes! I can see it now! 'The ABC of Recipes!' Instant fame! (But leave out the instant potato!)

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  8. Ooh, that does look authentic and yummy! If the secret to a man's heart really is through his stomach, then your hubby must worship the very ground your feet floats above!

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  9. Mmmmmm does look good! You do fix some yummy sounding recipes! Hope your week is going well, Denise!

    Sylvia

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  10. I speak English, but don't get the word "FAFFING" - I assume something like experimenting...But I love all your recipes and look forward to trying some of them - at your place! lol

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  11. Looks delicious and I'll bet it tastes fabulous

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  12. You're making me hungry... again.

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  13. Faffing! Not a verb in my vocabulary, but it can stand the expansion.

    Good looking food, per usual.

    On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

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  14. Love your title - but love your recipes much better!

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  15. Fabulous feeds. Being a non-cook, I live vicariously through your stir and simmer posts. Thank you!

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  16. I love it when faffing produces fantastic results. (Thank heavens for internet shopping too)! :)

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  17. I've never eaten biryani, but you have my mouth watering here.

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  18. I love how you try new things and share them with us. My Hubby isn't adventuresome so we don't get new foods too often.

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  19. Completely unknown to me, I have to see what it is exactly.

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  20. I just loved reading "faffing about"! I know exactly what it means and I have to regard it as part of my heritage. I .love faffing about, but haven't had much time to do it in recent weeks. I way behind in blogs comments.

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  21. You make cooking sound so easy; mmmmm!!

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  22. With Fabulous Food around like that, I Fear I would be Fat Forever.

    It sounds delicious.

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  23. I don't cook much right now, I'm having a looooong rest from it after bringing up two boys. LOL! But when I used to cook complicated things I used cabbage leaves for the dolmades. Almost certainly don't taste the same, and they're not authentic, but they work quite well!

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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