Summer Essence - Coconut rice with herbs and greensTuesday, March 20, 2012
Food painting artwork30 x 30cm oil on panel. All the leaves and petals of summer together on a hazy warm and sunny day.
Did you know you can download images of the paintings for your own personal (not commercial) use? Computer wallpaper, Facebook profile picture, yes you can. Find your favourite painting on Flickr, go to actions, view all sizes, download the size you want to your device, set it as your wallpaper or profile. And tell your friends where it came from :)
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The meatless meals recipeThis recipe was one of those wild experiments that I embarked upon one evening when we had guests. It has been raved about ever since, and it has taken quite some time to recreate to the same rave worthy high standard. The secret is the sheer amount of herbs. This dish is really only economic to make if you grow your own herbs or can buy in bulk. Those tinsey wincey little packets the supermarkets sell won't go very far at all here. The downside of making this is all the chopping and measuring. Enlist help with the chopping! Besides, it's fun to chatter over food preparation before eating together. The upside is that it's quite a flexible recipe. Really, you can top it with whatever summery veges you have to clean out the fridge or help empty the garden.
3 tablespoons chopped coriander
3 tablespoons chopped basil
small handful of a peppery leafy green ie rocket, mizuna, nasturtium leaves
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Add the peppery leafy green, then top with the other toppings selected.