I think one of the best things about cooking is having your own herbs growing on the window sill! I’ve had a Basil plant before which I usedallthe time but it died when I went away to Bristol for a week! Now I have a chive plant! And it is wonderful! I try to use it whenever I can, just snipping the chives into my food. One of my favourite ways to use chives is with plain cream cheese.
I had a poached egg on toast this morning and when I spread my toast with the cream cheese, I snipped a few chives into it and it made such a world of difference! Having fresh growing herbs in your kitchen/garden is such a good idea because they taste so fresh when you use them! You know where they’ve come from and taste so much better than dried versions. (However some things do work better when dried)
But I don’t think I needed to add goat’s cheese to my lunch today…..
I decided to have something quick today so wanted to have couscous and cauliflower! I haven’t had cauliflower in aggggess and it’s in season at the moment! I know cauliflower is used a lot in curries and works well with couscous so I steamed it and tried to coat it in a sort of curry ish sauce. When I went to my cupboards I realised I had no curry spices. I ended up mixing together some ‘Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese’ with a little Paprika and mixed this with the hot cauliflower so it coated it all.Probably would have tasted ten times better with actual sundried tomatoes but whatever! I then crumbled goats cheese on top and seasoned.
It was really quite tasty but I actually regretted putting the goats cheese on. It over powered everything!! >.<