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First Ladies of twitter let loose in the Langdales

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I just love social media especially Twitter. All thanks to Twitter I have made some lovely new friends. Twitter is a bit like speed dating, you are drawn to people with similar interests and then before you know it you are conversing with them on a daily basis. That’s how our Twitter ladies meet came up. Continue reading First Ladies of twitter let loose in the Langdales

Spiced squash and prawns with coconut and chilli

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This is one of my favourite curries, quick and easy to make. Fresh tasty flavours.

Ingredients
Serves 2
2tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, finely sliced
2 garlic gloves, crushed
1 green chilli deseeded and finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp curry paste
1 tin of reduced fat coconut milk
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
10 large raw tiger prawns
Juice of half a lime
1 handful of coriander chopped
1 chilli deseeded and finely sliced

Method

Heat oil in a medium sized pan, add onion, garlic and chillis and fry gently for 5-7 minutes until soft.
Add turmeric and curry paste, stir and cook through for a minute. Then add squash and coconut milk, bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in the prawns and lime juice and simmer for a couple of minutes until the prawns are cooked. Check the seasoning. Add the coriander and serve with the sliced chillis.

Warm Ratatouille panzanella

This is a very delicious blend of flavours. I added a tin of anchovies to this as I love them 🙂 A garnish of sliced fresh red chilli works really well too.

Serves 4
Ingredients
3 x mixed peppers
1 x aubergine
1 x red onion sliced
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 x 227g midi plum tomatoes, halved
1 x 270g ciabatta loaf torn into large pieces
250g mozzarella
1 x 28g pack of basil, leaves only

Method
Preheat oven to 200°.
Cut the peppers and aubergine into equal chunks. Transfer to large roasting tin, add the onion. Sprinkle with herbs and oil. Season and toss. Roast for 20-25 minutes.
When the veg is cooked, remove from oven, pour over the red wine vinegar and add the tomatoes and torn bread. Mix together and transfer to a large serving bowl.
Tear the mozzarella and basil and add to the bowl. Season, toss together and serve.