Introduction

Hey, you found me and my world of thoughts! congrats :) prepare yourself for lots of foody related thoughts, peeks at gifts I make and my general ramblings. On a more personal note, I used to Follow Slimming World but now I have switched to Paleo. Still waiting on my cave woman outfit. I hope you stay a while and enjoy!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Brushcetta in 10mins!

This is a firm favourite in the Little Treasures household always guarantees licked cleaned plates afterwards!
I have eaten many a Brushcetta when out in restaurants but they always leave me disappointed, not to sound big headed but you can not beat using fresh ingredients, some I have eaten that have used tinned tomatoes have been awful and you end up with a soggy mess, that was served to me at a top Italian local restaurant.....maybe that is the correct way to cook it, who knows...all I know is this is my version and its so simple and above all YUMMY! anyone can do it.


Ingredients:
1 Large onion
500g of Cherry Tomatoes
Clove of Garlic
Ciabatta Bread Rolls
Fresh Parsley & Basil
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper



Preheat the oven to 200 degrees





Slice or dice the onion, whichever you prefer and put in a pan with a little drizzle of Olive Oil to soften.




Slice the Ciabatta Rolls in half and place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and put into the preheated over for about 7-8mins or until toasted and beginning to turn golden.



Slice the Cherry Tomatoes in half and add to the softened onions.
Season to your taste with Salt & Pepper.


When the Rolls come out of the oven, rub the garlic clove over the top of them. I was told that the authentic way to cook Brushcetta was never to add the garlic to the mix, just rub it over the bread.


Add in the Parsley and the Basil, completely up to you how much you add, depends on your personal preference! give it a stir through....and its ready to serve! how quick was that!


To make this serve 4 persons only give each person a half of the roll. The reason why I served two in the photo is because we had it for dinner :)


I like to finish mine off with a dusting of Parmesan Cheese.

 YUM!

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I really hope you give it a go, and if you have any questions please feel free to ask :)

Bon Apetite!


Friday, 10 August 2012

Kitchen Wall Display - Finally Done - yipee!

A long long time ago.....way back in February of this year you may or may not remember my blog entry "Kitchen Wall Display" if not you can read it here 

I was in search of inspiration to transform my very beige and bare Kitchen wall and I was very inspired by the photo/posters idea that I came across. I shall hang my head in shame that it has taken me 6 months.....yes 6 whole months!! to get round to actually putting something together but I have finally done it! yipee! and it has been a very welcomed distraction for the afternoon.

Here is before....(yawn).


And voila....



I am pretty pleased with myself, and I hope it adds a little of our personalities to our Kitchen.
I chose the "Love & Food, its all about the spice" and " Some like it hot" because we both enjoy spicy foods.
The "waste not want not" fits me perfectly as I always try to save food by freezing it or making something go a little further by making soups and broths.
A few on there are just for fun and make me smile each time I read them, which is what I hope will happen to friends and family when they visit too :)

If anyone is interested in printing any of the signs pop a comment on here and I will sort out the links of where you can get them from :)

I am off to have a sit down with a cuppa and shall admire my hammering skills.



Monday, 6 August 2012

Foodie Penpals July Reveal!

Firstly my greatest apologies to Christine for it taking so long to reveal the wonderful box she sent me. It has been a difficult week ( see previous post) so I really am really sorry!!

Christine put together an amazing array of items for me some didn't last too long out of the box as I was dying to try them!.........
I will not keep you in suspense any longer....lets have a peek!








It was fantastic!
I was very lucky to receive:
Gourmet Ginger Paste
Lazy Garlic
Les Olives Du Marche
Chili Seeds - we have had some of these already in a salad, and me and Mr LTs loves them!
Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
Graze - Apple Crumble - This was yummy :)
Yogurt Flakes
Special K Cereal Bar
AND some fabulous recipes that I can use the Ginger Paste for, including a Mango Smoothie which I can not wait to try out.

THANK YOU Christine :)



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