Monday, February 1, 2016

The Cottage Cooking Club - February Recipes


My dear fellow members of The Cottage Cooking Club:

Now we are at the beginning of February and therefore into our twenty-second month of preparing recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall´s “River Cottage Everyday Veg”.

PLEASE feel free to substitute or add local vegetables to the recipes as it is always best to cook with what you can find at your local farmers´markets and greengrocers.




From the chapter of Comfort Food & Feasts:

1. Squash and fennel lasagne (page 33)

2. Swede (rutabaga) potato pasties (page 52)

3. Mushroom ragout with soft polenta (page 57)

4. Sweet potato and peanut gratin (page 63)


From the chapter of Bready Things:

5. Apple and blue vinny toastie (page 204)


From the chapter of Store-Cupboard Suppers:

6. Rosemary and pecorino tart (page 216)

7. Potatoes and „deconstructed pesto“ (page 222)

8. Lentils with beetroot and feta (page 237)

9. White bean salad with tomatoes and red onions (page 240)

10. DIY „pot“ noodles (page 248) OR Curried Mushroom pot (page 248)


POSTING DATES:

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

Please remember to leave a comment with the link to your personal blog post on the LYL post by February 28th and/or our facebook page!

Please note that after your February posts, we will have about thirty (20) recipes left, leaving 2 more posts after this one.

MOTTO:

Our motto for the month of February is: Love your late winter veggies!


Thank you! Merci beaucoup! Vielen Dank!

32 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea,

    Some beautiful choices! It's a testament to the book that we're down to the last thirty recipes and everything is still as tempting as the choices for our first post.

    I'll make at least two of these:

    Potatoes and „deconstructed pesto“ (page 222)
    White bean salad with tomatoes and red onions (page 240)
    DIY „pot“ noodles (page 248) OR Curried Mushroom pot (page 248)

    I hope there are some signs of spring showing up for everyone! We've got snowdrops, with crocuses on the way.

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    1. Teresa, thank you for your timely response...I must admit to being delighted that there are quite a few "gems" still left in th ebook - I did try my best to "keep a few" for the last moths, hope I succeeded!
      All the best and Happy February cooking with the CCC!
      Andrea

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  2. Hi gurls,
    What can I substitute the pecorino with? I need to consult the book first before deciding! And I just bought some feta on Sunday!

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    1. Dear Emily, feel free to substitute any cheese of your liking (or what you have on hand). As long as it "behaves well" on a tart - you are allright...All in the spirit of "Love your Leftovers", of course!
      Thank you for your question!
      There is still ample time to decide!
      Andrea

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  3. ps: #5 is definitely out of my list though....

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    1. Love the sound of #2, #3, #6, #7, #8 & #9 ~ let's see what I end up making!

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    2. Sounds good, Emily! And thank you!
      Andrea

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    3. I made the rough puff pastry, not much layering though. But at least I made rough puff pastry! LOL!

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    4. Emily, I shall post a P´s and Q´s today - your comment just reminded me to do that! Thank you!

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  4. Hi Andrea! What a great selection! I'm glad to finally be starting with the group! I hope to make the Sweet Potato & Peanut Gratin, the Apple & Blue Vinnie Toasties, and the White Bean Salad with Tomato and Onion! : )

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    1. Good to see you here, Anne!!

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    2. Anne, thank you for posting your link and for joining us in The Cottage Cooking Club!
      Looking forward to your lovely posting at the end of this month!
      Andrea
      P.S.: For questions and comments, I shall post a P´s and Q´s at the end of the week!

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  5. Everything sounds delicious! My choices for the month are:
    Rutabaga and potato pasties
    Mushroom Ragout with soft polenta
    Apple and blue cheese toastie
    DIY pot noodles

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    1. Zosia - thank you! Five wonderful choices for the month of February!

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  6. Here are my choices for this month, Thanks Andrea!

    Mushroom ragout with soft polenta
    Sweet potato and peanut gratin
    White bean salad with tomatoes and red onions


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    1. Cheri, thank you very much!
      Looking foward to some late winter posts at the end of the month!
      Andrea

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  7. My choices are

    Swede potato pasties
    sweet potato and peanut gratin
    DIY pot (or curry noodles)

    Thanks, Andrea! Also, I got River Cottage Everyday finally yesterday and am looking forward to our post-RC Veg adventures!

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    1. Katie, it all sounds good to me and I am delighted to read that you got the River Cottage Everyday book and will be joing us for our continued cooking adventure!
      Andrea

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  8. As I said in the wrong Comment box, I will return with my choices tonight.

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  9. I'm so excited to see all of these interesting ideas for late winter vegetables. I'll commit to the lasagna and toastie.

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    1. Jora, hope that Charlotte will be tempted to taste the lasagna...maybe...
      All the best!
      Andrea

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  10. Good Evening, Andrea, I shall be making Mushroom ragout with soft polenta, Apple and blue vinny toastie and White bean salad with tomatoes and red onions. A good lineup for me. XOX

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    1. Sounds like a great line-up for you, Mary!
      All the best & enjoy!
      Andrea

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  11. Wonderful choices again, Andrea!! We'll see what I "really" get up to, but I would like to make at least:

    3. Mushroom ragout with soft polenta (page 57)

    4. Sweet potato and peanut gratin (page 63)

    And any kind of toastie is always worthwhile!!

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  12. Hi Andrea,
    I plan to make at least the apple & blue cheese toastie and the DIY Noodles. I'll try for the pasties or the lasagne if I have time. It's a short month! Happy February!

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    1. Betsy, hope you will enjoy your choices! Thank you!

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  13. Hi Andrea and CCC friends, I also plan to prepare the apple and blue cheese toastie, along with perhaps rutabaga and potato pasties, and see how it goes from there. See you soon. XXOO

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