Monday, September 1, 2014

September recipes / Rezepte für September

Hope you enjoyed our fourth month of preparing recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall´s “River Cottage Everyday Veg”! As we are moving into September, the recipes reflect the beginning of the colder season. By the end of September we will have prepared a quarter of the book´s recipes already.

Now onto the fifth month and the ten recipes for the month of September:

1. From the chapter "Comfort Food & Feast":
Pinto bean chili (page 23)
NOTE: you can make a late summer version with courgettes and peppers OR opt for an autumn version with mushrooms and squash

2. From the chapter "Hearty Salads":
Fish-free salad nicoise (page 85)

3. From the chapter "Raw Assemblies":
Fennel and goat´s cheese (page 102)

4. From the chapter "Hefty Soups"
Puy lentil and spinach soup (page 162)

5. From the chapter "Bready Things"
Two veggie sarnies  (page 195)

6. From the chapter "Store-Cupboard Suppers"
Oven-roasted roots frittata (page 234)

7. From the chapter "Pasta & Rice":
Mushroom risoniotto (page 258)

8. From the chapter "Mezze & Tapas":
 Cauliflower pakors with tamarind raita (page 318)

9. From the chapter "Roast, Grill & Barbecue":
Roasted squash (page 346)

10. From the chapter "Side Dishes":
Runner beans with tarragon and lemon (page 375)


Please remember to leave a comment with your personal choice(s) by September 7th at the end of this post.

Please remember to leave a comment with the link to your blog post on the LYL post by September 28th.

29 comments:

  1. I'm going to get a head start this month. Here are my choices:

    Pinto bean chili (page 23)

    Puy lentil and spinach soup (page 162)

    Oven-roasted roots frittata (page 234)

    Runner beans with tarragon and lemon (page 375)

    These all look wonderful! And it's hard to believe we're already a quarter of the way through the book.

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    1. Teresa, great, thank you! Same here, I think I should get a head start on this month´s recipes - however, I will wait a few days for selections to be made, then settle on my final choices. But I will definitely be making the Chili as well.
      Looking forward to your post!

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  2. Is it just me or does anyone else get excited to see the recipe choices at the start of the month...

    Great selection Andrea! I am definitely going to make:
    - Pinto Bean Chile (late summer version)
    - Fish-free Salad Nicoise
    - Green Lentil & Spinach Soup
    - Oven-roasted Roots Frittata
    - Roasted Squash

    I am also tempted by the mushroom risoniotta but finding orzo and wild mushrooms can be a challenge here. The veggie scariness sound interesting too... So many great recipes!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know - I sincerely hope that all participants still get excited about the recipe selections! The five recipes that you chose are all wonderful!
      Enjoy!

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  3. Sorry should be sarnies not scariness! Autocorrect... :-)

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  4. And chili... Must proof my posts before hitting publish.

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    1. ..but "Chile" is even funnier..LOL

      Happy cooking,
      Andrea!

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  5. Wonderful choices Andrea! I'll be making the following:

    Pinto Bean Chili
    Fennel and goat cheese
    Green lentil and spinach soup
    Oven-roasted roots frittata
    Mushroom risoniotto
    Cauliflower pakoras with tamarind raita (the tempura veggies were a hit and I survived making them so I'm pulling out that deep fryer again)

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    1. Dear Zosia, you are such a trooper for pulling out that deep fryer again! You made wonderful selections - cannot wait to see your posting at the end of this month!
      Thank you for participating,
      Andrea

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  6. Hi Andrea,
    Tough choices this month, everything looks so good! I've selected:
    Puy Lentil and Spinach Soup
    Mushroom Risoniotto
    not much into fried foods- but I'm going for it: Cauliflower Pakors with tamarind raita
    and, if time permits, I may add on either or both, Fennel and Goat's Cheese, Oven Roasted Roots Frittata
    Looking forward to September and cooking along with the Cottage Cooking Club.
    Thank You!

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    1. Peggy, thank you kindly! All these should be absolutely wonderful and enjoyable.I am looking forward to a very delicious month of September and a lot of fabulous postings with a lot of wonderful foods!

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  7. It sounds like another great month. I'll commit to the chili, nicoise salad, lentil soup, veggie sarnies, frittata, roasted squash, and runner beans. I made (and liked) the fennel and goat cheese in May. I don't eat mushrooms, so if I make the risotto it'll definitely be an adaptation. I'm also on the fence about pakoras. They sound delicious, but deep-frying always scares me.

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    1. Jora, thank you for the comment - sorry for the over-sight with respect to the fennel and goat cheese - I forgot that you made that dish - does not matter though, we will stll keep it in the line-up as there are TWO sarnies, so we have actually got eleven recipes and since no one else made that recipe. Thank you for letting me know though!

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  8. Hi Andrea,
    I'm staying in! I feel like an underachiever compared to the others' lists. I will definitely make Mushroom Risoniotto. I'm not commiting to any others, but if I have time, I will make the Veggie Sammies. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! I am thrilled to be cooking with you more than just on Fridays. I've added the badge to my site. Have a great weekend, dear friend!

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    2. Goodness gracious - I should really read through my answers first, so many typos. Now I am posting my answer again, hopefully without mistakes:
      "Betsy, how wonderful that you have decided to join us - now do not forget to grab that badge here:
      http://cottage-cooking-club.blogspot.de/2014/04/badges.html
      I would like to reassure you - the whole purpose of the CCC is to choose as many or as little recipes as you feel you can handle and fit in your daily cooking routine - absolutely no need whatsoever to feel "like an underachiever", please!!! One month you will make one recipe, the next maybe one recipe again, maybe more - it does not matter really, what matters is your lovely partipation - proud to have you onboard, dear friend!
      Happy CCC cooking!
      Andrea"

      Hope that is better! Thank you for your patience!

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    3. Betsy, I am so glad you are doing this. I was not a good role model in August. Although I made the recipes, I did not get them posted. Looking forward to September. You picked two recipes that I did not pick. Good. xox

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  9. Another great list to cook from, I will prepare:

    Puy lentil and spinach soup (page 162)
    Roasted squash (page 346)

    Thanks!!

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    1. Cheri, sounds wonderful to me, thank you for letting me know!
      Happy September cooking!
      Andrea

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  10. More difficult choices this month!!! :)

    Andrea, in the southwest US, a chile is the type of "pepper", and chili is the name we use for soup, or chili powder which is a blend of chiles and other spices... so I wouldn't have even noticed that! haha

    Fish-free salad nicoise (page 85)
    Oven-roasted roots frittata ( page 234)
    Mushroom risoniotto (page 258)
    Roasted squash (page 346)

    I'm aspiring to cauliflower pakoras with tamarind raita - but don't know if that's realistic - they look delicious!!

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    1. Candy, I will take what you are cooking - seriously, these are my choices as well, including the cauliflower pankoras - I would like to see whether the kids like these - we shall see!
      Thank you kindly,
      Andrea

      Chili or chilli or...this is also great for learning English...I am still learning...

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  11. OK. Here goes.. I'm going to pull a Jora this month, and attempt all t e n recipes. Wish me luck!

    1. Pinto Bean Chili (p. 23)
    2. Fish-Free Niçoise Salad (p. 85)
    3. Fennel and Goat Cheese (p. 102)
    4. Green (Puy) Lentil Soup & Spinach Soup (p. 162)
    5. Two Veggie Sandwiches (Sarnies) (p. 195)
    6. Oven-Roasted Roots Frittata (p. 234)
    7. Mushroom Risoniotto (p. 258)
    8. Cauliflower Pakoras (p. 318) - provided I can find chickpea flour sold in bulk...
    9. Roasted Squash (p. 346)
    10. Runner Beans with Tarragon and Lemon (p. 375)

    Yes, I listed them all - kinda like asking someone to pinch you, to make sure what is happening is real.. ha ha ha.

    All the recipes sound incredibly easy to make; but we all know that it is the write-up that is most time consuming. My September post may be of very few words. ;)

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    1. Cathleen, you are such a trooper - good luck my dear!

      I will add the Peas and Cukes for the month of September - maybe you can discuss some of the recipes as you go along and collect your thoughts a bit that way and, of course, share all your expert advice, dear friend!

      Thank you, Andrea

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  12. Good Morning, Andrea, Although my August Posting was a Fail, I am back to try again. I made the August recipes, I jusrt did not post them but will be doing that throughout the next two months. August just got too busy for me - in a good way, I am not complaining. My September choices are: fish-free salad nicoise, oven-roasted roots frittata, cauliflower pakora, and roasted squash. Now I will peek and see what the others have chosen. Thank you, Andrea.

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    1. Mary, thank you for letting me know - great choices. Glad that you spent a wonderful month of August!!!
      All the best & happy CCC cooking,
      Andrea

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  13. Hello, Andrea. I thought I had announced I'd be working on the pinto bean chili, but I don't see it here in the comments.
    So, the post should be up in the next day or so. I'm just polishing it up a bit.
    Happy Autumn, my dear friend!

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    1. Colette, noted - thank you for letting me know! Enjoy!

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    2. The post is up! Pinto Bean Chili. It's a short one as I followed the recipe to the T (for a change).
      Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. It was DElicious!

      http://www.cocointhekitchen.com/2014/09/cottage-chili-vegan_23.html

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