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June Cookery Book Club - Summers finally here

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Pantah630 Sat 06-Jun-15 12:26:08

Summer is upon us at least for a few days so get your BBQs out and start planning your outdoor menus, with Nigellas Summer and Delia's Summer Collection or any other Summery recipes you can find. I think I may have a Bill Granger lurking on my bookshelf.

Pantah630 Sat 06-Jun-15 12:28:44

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ELR Sat 06-Jun-15 14:52:11

Hello, marking place! It's been a while since I was on these threads but def joining in again. Got a new job and been so busy but as part of my job we are doing a recipe book club for our customers so taking inspiration from here and have actually chosen the two same books for June, that was from doing this last year didn't think we'd be doing the same this year so pleasantly surprised. Sad to have missed Jerusalem my all time fave book!

glorious Sat 06-Jun-15 15:28:42

Checking in. Great coincidence ELR

I think it's Nigella's Summer that has got a watermelon and feta salad in - it's delicious.

HeadDreamer Sat 06-Jun-15 16:28:37

Checking in. The only I remember making in forever summer is the piña colada hmm

glorious Sat 06-Jun-15 16:31:26

Margarita ice cream is good. That's all I remember except for the watermelon salad blush

Pantah630 Sat 06-Jun-15 16:39:07

ELR I'll still be cooking from Jerusalem as lots of summery recipes in there

Cantdothisagain Sat 06-Jun-15 18:02:13

Have got Nigella out. It strikes me that she had some then-esoteric ingredients like sumac and zaatar that are now utterly everyday - interesting.

I just noticed a recipe that includes bought hummus. Does anyone really buy hummus?

pregnantpause Sat 06-Jun-15 19:05:27

I remember gooseberry ice cream and raspberry ripple ice cream from these last year. And a beautiful apricot crumble . Though nothing else and i don't think either have escaped their shelf since then shock

I'll search them out and flick through this evening ( maybe with a piña colada on hand now someone's mentioned it)

ScienceRocks Sat 06-Jun-15 21:04:05

Checking in. I don't have either book mentioned but am sure I can rustle up some summery recipes from somewhere!

ELR Sun 07-Jun-15 08:31:49

The griddled pineapple and Malibu laced chocolate sauce was nice and yes the apricot crumble is delicious. I liked the feta and watermelon salad but prefer ottelonghis version. From Delia I remember the chicken basque.
pantah glad to hear you'll still be cooking from Jerusalem I think I cook something from it almost weekly having shawarma today yum

pregnantpause Sun 07-Jun-15 13:17:11

The lamb and bulgar in nigella is beautiful.

I'm making the aubergine chilli and feta rolls later , on the BBQ smile

GinGinGin Sun 07-Jun-15 17:12:59

Hello all - think I'd like to join you allow I may! How many recipes do we need to do from the books?

glorious Sun 07-Jun-15 19:24:43

Of course, welcome! 2 from each bur we're not counting grin

HeadDreamer Sun 07-Jun-15 20:24:22

And the cocktails in forever summer counts too grin

Didn't we mention a cocktail month a while back?

pregnantpause Sun 07-Jun-15 20:58:35

On the cocktail note- I abandoned the aubergine plan after two of the green gimlets from nigella summer - they're very nice ( hic ) grin

Pantah630 Sun 07-Jun-15 21:41:19

On the pretext that ME food is summery grin I've just knocked up the hummus from Honey & Co as I had a big bag of chickpeas left over from doorstop making. Very, very smooth and tasty, best I've made before.

HeadDreamer Sun 07-Jun-15 21:57:45

I made some strawberry and cream ice lollies today. It's from a book called people's pops from the US. They are a chain of popular popsicle shop in Brooklyn.

The recipe

I didn't really follow the recipe as it's just so simple. A punnet of strawberries, sugar syrup to taste, stir in cream. Very very delicious.

I need to look at that green gimlet now.

HeadDreamer Sun 07-Jun-15 21:58:17

pantah is it better that the hummus from Jerusalem?

Pantah630 Sun 07-Jun-15 22:24:46

I don't know HeadDreamer will try that one next time, I've lots of chickpeas leftover grin

Love the sound of S&C ice lollies. I make the rhubarb granita from HB Curries, that tastes like rhubarb and custard sweets that have been frozen and crushed.

lbnblbnb Sun 07-Jun-15 23:50:41

I have both of these books - will have a look.

ScienceRocks Mon 08-Jun-15 14:00:36

Ooh, could we do cocktails (and canapes?) next month please?

glorious Mon 08-Jun-15 18:54:17

Sounds fun!

HeadDreamer Mon 08-Jun-15 19:07:17

Canapé and cocktails sound like a great idea. DD1 actually loved the few bruschetta I made from polpo.

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