On the cover - Tomato and Olive Penne - Photographed by Minh+Wass.
As I've told you before, I'm a bit of a hoarder. Re-organizing my cookbooks and recipes recently, I came across the first issue of Everyday Food - published in 2003. I loved these little handy magazines when they came out - the size is perfect - Martha's team of fanatical workers have put together loads of great tips and ideas - like how to slice a grapefruit and How -To - make a vinaigrette - giving you the basics and some of Martha's favourites. That's why I hang onto them.
The recipes are simple and well photographed - of course! This issue has a feature on main dishes. Above, Cinnamon Broiled Chicken with Raita - photographed by Con Poulos.
Creole Chicken Fricassee photographed by Clive Streeter.
This Lentil Soup look so yummy and hearty - I'm holidays now until November 2 so I think I'll whip up a batch of this for lunches and pop some in the freezer as well. All you'd need is some good crusty bread with this and you'd be well satisfied. Photographed by Con Poulos.
Recently, on a wing and a prayer, I tried to make my own cauliflower soup and I got it oh so wrong - now I have this delicious recipe for Curried Cauliflower Soup which I expect will be perfect and the curry will make it the perfect meal again for the winter. Photographed by Clive Streeter.
Finally, there was a scrumptious recipes for Corn Kernel Cornbread - again photographed by Clive Streeter. You can use frozen corn for this -here's the recipe.
Prep time 5 Mins
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Put 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter in 8 inch square baking pan or 9 inch ovenproof skillet; place in oven just long enough to melt butter. In a bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir in 1 egg and 3/4 cup milk until just combined. Stir in 1 cup frozen corn.
2. Spoon batter into prepared pan, and spread evenly. Bake until golden, 30 minutes in pan or 20 minutes in skillet.
This is obviously an American recipe - I'm going to work it out here for Ireland so if any of you want it let me know - I'll work out the measurements for you and can email through or re-post my results. If you want any of these recipes - I'm happy to send along. Leave me a comment or email me directly.
Skies are clear and looks dry out there today. Enjoy it.