It’s my birthday on New Years Day. It’s not such a fun day to have a birthday. For a start, a lot of people feel unwell on my birthday, other people are just tired…….
This is the sort of birthday people say “Happy Birthday” at 12 o’clock on the night before, just after New Year, you know, while they are still awake and feeling well… and then that’s all the birthday you get for the next year.
To be honest, I have had far too many birthdays to really care anymore. We have agreed New Years Day is a right off … the only thing left to do is enjoy New Years Eve. I still get a thrill from New Year, even though it can sometimes be a massive disappointment. It is nice when people are enthusiastic about celebrating another year of being alive. Drinking is not such a drawcard but food, as usual is. Whether you see the brand New Year in in great party style, have dinner with friends or spend it with family, it’s the right time to eat delightful bites of small things that last well into the wee hours. I love making little bites and snack things because they are a great way to share in a casual relaxed setting. It is also often the only way I can get my food phobic son to try things..(on any day of the year). Here’s a cheesy satisfying Goat Cheese and Potato Croquette recipe and a collection of other small bites from the blog archives. Meantime…..
To all of you that come here, thank you.
I am looking forward to sharing lots more recipes with you in 2015.
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To all of you that visit for inspiration and ideas and to those that try the recipes , thank you.
I love being able to share with you and I love that you drop by and visit.
Thank you, good bye 2014…. and Happy New year!
Roasted Pumpkin Hummus
- 1 kg potato steamed / cooked mashed potato cooled
- 300 gm Goat cheese fresh
- 1/2 cup herbs chopped mixed soft (parsley, chives, basil, chervil, dill or even some mint)
- 20 ml cream (1 tablespoon)
- 1 whole egg yolk yolk ONLY
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 cups Panko crumbs or other breadcrumbs
- 1 whole Egg
- 125 ml milk
- 150 gm flour
- 1 tablespoon flour extra
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 whole beetroot grated
- 100 gm sugar
- 60 ml vinegar (balsamic or mild wine vinegar)
- 20 ml pomegranate syrup (opt 1 tablespoon)
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 250 ml vegetable or olive oil if you prefer