2013/11/16

I'm moving...../お引っ越し。

Dear everyone,

As there is another blog titled Arianha's kitchen on the web (though the spelling is slightly different), I decided to start a new one over on Wordpress. It is called Aubergine Arianha. It will be sort of a continuation blog from this one, but maybe (hopefully) with more aubergine recipes. I'm still getting used to Wordpress's format, but in a few weeks or so I'm sure I'll get the hang of things.
Thank you for supporting Arianha's kitchen until now :)

Arianha xxx


ブログをいつも読んでくれる皆様、

Arianha's kitchenというブログが他にもある事を知ったので、新しいブログを始める事にしました。名前の方はAubergine Arianhaです。Wordpressの方になれるのに時間がかかるかもしれませんが、これからも茄子を使うレシピ、また茄子を使わないレシピもたくさん書いていきたいと思います。Arianha's kitchenを今までサポートしてくれた皆さん本当にありがとうございました。Aubergine Arianhaのほうでがんばっていきたいと思います。

アリアナ xxx

2013/11/04

Goyt valley and pub food.



I went for a long walk with my maman around Goyt valley, about two weeks ago. That day it wasn't very cold, so we decided to try our luck and go to The Swan on the way back. It is located in Kettleshulme, and is very dog friendly (you can bring your dog inside the pub if you wanted), and the food there is wonderful. I said try our luck, because on a Sunday it gets very crowded and is hard to secure a table. As we thought there were no seats inside, so we sat outside where the view was exquisite. The sky was a mustardy-yellow, something you would see maybe in a horror film. My mum had "Thai monk fish and tiger prawns in a light and mild coconut curry infused with lime leaves and lemon grass, served with basmati rice", and I had "moules mariniere with onions, white wine, garlic, and cream" which was served with some delicious French fries. If you want to have a look at the basic menu (I think they have that day's specials too), then you can find it here.



Sure, the price is a bit higher than most highstreet restaurants, but the quality and flavour is wonderful. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys a nice walk in the country side and pub food (they even serce wagyu!), as it only takes about 5 minutes to drive from Goyt valley. The staff were friendly too, with one of the chefs kindly bringing a bowl of water for our dog. I would give this place high scores for food, service, and location. It was just so lovely. Thank you maman for taking me there! :)

Beansprout stir-fry/もやしの炒め物


Easy peasy, inexpensive, and a great way to use a whole packet of beansprouts together with some unwanted chicken fat. This and a bowl of white rice would make a nice lunch for someone like me. Chicken fat can become oily, so make sure to fry it until very crispy.

もやしも鶏皮も安くておいしい材料。カリカリに揚げれば、鶏皮も油っぽくならないの。塩と胡椒で炒めるだけだから、何にもしたくなーい!っていう週末のお昼ご飯にも。白いご飯との相性もぴったり。



2013/10/31

Spaghetti



If fennel was a person, then I think it would have a very strong personality. Maybe that's why it goes so well with chickens (hehehe). Anyway today I fancied mixing it in spaghetti with bacon and parmesan cheese. Yum♥

もしもフェンネルが人間だったら、かなり気の強い性格だと思う。だからチキン(臆病者)と合うのかもね。へへっ。ベーコンとパルメザンチーズと一緒にスパゲッティーと炒めたらおいしかった♥

2013/10/26

Autumn appetite: 2. Damson jam / 秋の味:2.ダムソンジャム。


I think it's funny how everyone goes on about colourful Caribbean fruits and Mediterranean vegetables, yet you don't hear people talk much about English autumn plums and berries, which are like gemstones growing in trees and bushes. I saw some damsons in the greengrocers, and the black and deep navy colour reminded me of haskappu (blue-berried honeysuckle or sweetberry honeysuckle). Damsons and haskappu aren't related at all, but both tart and autumnal. Therefore, I decided that the second autumn appetite should be on this pretty fruit.