Easy Roast Chicken

I’ve heard that roasting a chicken is one of the easiest things to do in the world. I wasn’t quite sure about this myself until I recently tried a simple roast chicken recipe I found online. I think what could go wrong with roasting any kind of bird is that the meat may either be dry and overcooked or undercooked. The recipe I followed was foolhardy and resulted in a roast that was moist on the inside with a crunchy, crispy skin on the outside.

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What do you do with leftover apples?

Make apple turnovers of course! I’d some apples leftover from an attempt at making apple pancakes one weekend. On my next trip to the supermarket, I picked up a roll of ready made puff pastry with the intention of using it with the apples for a quick and tasty treat.

While browsing through food sites and blogs looking for a simple apple based recipe using puff pastry, I came across Molly Wizenberg’s ‘Chausson aux pommes’ or French apple turnovers recipe on the ‘Bon Appetit’ magazine website. I found the recipe very simple and easy to follow. In fact, I don’t think I even need to look at the printout the next time round.

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Quick-Fix Pasta

Every evening, there’s one question that looms large over me – what do I do for lunch tomorrow? My workplace does not offer free lunches unlike some other companies where people are ‘feeling lucky’ all the time or are busy networking socially 😉 So I’m left to my own devices to create something easy and edible for my lunchbox. I do sometimes carry leftovers from the evening’s dinner the next day.  The other ways I survive during the week? Get some easy to cook veggies, prepared canned lentils, etc from the supermarket and make something that lasts the next 2-3 days. Use leftover ingredients from the fridge to rustle up a quick lunch for the next day. Buy a salad/sandwich.

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Rhubarb Crumble Tart

Lovely ruby coloured rhubarb has been making it’s appearance again. This is one fruit/vegetable (which one is it?) I have never tried cooking with. I’ve never even seen anything quite like it in Indian food markets, maybe it does not or cannot grow in tropical climates? Not sure.

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