This was a bit of an experiment. Saute sliced leeks sauted in marg and olive oil and then black peppercorns and white wine. Reduce wine. Add sundried tomato strips, kalamata olives, lots of basil leaves and some sauted mushrooms. Then at the end mix in strips of Jamon (spanish proscuitto) and fried pieces of haloumi cheese. Some parmesan sprinkled on top. Pretty good! Next time I'll use halved cherry tomatoes rather than sundried.
Mexican chilli beef, chorizo and bacon casserole
Boom boom! Great! Cubed beef cooked in a casserole with a mixture of guajillo chillies, tomato, garlic and onion - also kidney beans, chopped celery, red capsicum, cooked slices of chorizo and smoked bacon. Served with rice cooked in coconut milk and ginger (leftovers, actually) with coriander and lime. And home made tortillas on the side. You have to love proper mexican chillies! flavour, not heat. Of course some sour cream at the table.
pork with blood orange sauce and baked vegetables
The orange on the far side is the first and only so far from our tree! The veges are potatoes, sweet potato, leek and fennel. It was a boneless shoulder of pork. ie. rolled and tied when I bought it. Sauce worked really well - reduced home made chicken stock, blood orange juice, pan juices from the pork and Grand Marnier!