Vegetable bread salad

I was so pleased to do a salad task for this week’s Martha Mondays project. And yet again we wanted to kiss Megan on the forehead for another great pick.

It was a great salad to make especially as the courgette, cucumber and green beans came from the allotment.

This was one of those times when I read the recipe as I made dinner. Probably a mistake as the bread should have been baked and then cooled but I just didn’t want to wait so the bread went in still a bit warm and was eaten before the bread had a chance to go soft.

Verdict? Well we loved it. The vegetables kept their texture, the dressing was lovely and tasty and this will be repeated alot in our house. I’m already thinking of different combinations : broccoli and marinated peppers and chargrilled vegetables of any kind would be great. And now I’m hungry again!

~ Pru

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brette chose a brilliant task for this week’s Martha Mondays project. Chocolate Chip Cookies. The idea appears in the July issue of Living.

We could chose any of the chocolate chip cookie ideas – an ice box cake, cheesecake, cupcakes and these ice cream sandwiches.

We had never had ice cream sandwiches in our house. I have also just started a healthy eating regime, so the combination of cookie, chocolate and ice cream was weighing heavily on my mind. We actually weren’t that keen, and I had one bite and then threw it away. There was nothing wrong with it at all – I mean cookie + chocolate + ice cream means that the could never be wrong but I would have prefered the cookie on its own.

That said, the cookies are tasty and everyone at work is sure to like them today.

Check out Brette’s blog to see what she made.

~ Pru

Martha Mondays Melon with Yoghurt

All my moaning about the weather finally paid off and this weekend it was hot. Like sweltering hot. I was so pleased that this week’s task was straightforward and easy. Melon with Greek Yoghurt was delicious and a combination that I have never tried before. A little scattering of mint was a great addition but I left out the honey as I don’t like it. I will certainly be having this again.

~ Pru

Espresso Granita

Only someone enjoying very warm weather and a pool in her backyard would choose an iced dessert for Martha Mondays! That’s right, it was Lyndsey’s choice this week and Granita was the task. I quite like granita, but usually when it is hot. I was tempted to take a plane and join Lyndsey for granita in her garden wearing a summer dress, SPF 50 and some funky sun hat, but alas, Father’s Day kept me in the UK! Beware Lyndsey, if the weather doesn’t warm up soon I may soon land on your doorstep! ; )

Okay, so granita. I was a bit naughty. I looked at the recipes and then I decided to do something with cherries (didn’t have a recipe for that) and then we ate the cherries. So I decided to do an Espresso Granita which is on the website, but I didn’t print it out or write it down, so I made up my own (I really was naughty this week – but I think the recipe is pretty much the same as what I did).

So, my recipe. Two cups of espresso and four tablespoons of sugar dissolved into the coffee. Put in the freezer. Let your mum spill half of it into the freezer. With a fork break up the ice every hour until it is frozen.

Now, despite me sitting here in a jumper, slippers and contemplating putting a blanket around my shoulders, I am waist high in work at the moment, so the granita whilst freezing cold was a great pick up.

Thanks Lyndsey for a great pick.

~ Pru