... welcome, welcome, one and all to the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of Random Recipes Number Nine!... and what a month it has been. Yes, I had the cheek to pair you off with fellow food weirdo's but look at what you all produced, you clever, talented folk...
... i'm posting early today and I know there are a couple of you who couldn't get it in in time this month, and that's cool... you can always send it to me later and i'll add it on... but now onwards and upwards... reading glasses on...
first to deliver her entry this month was Karen from Lavender and Lovage, quickly becoming another keen favourite blog of mine, with this lovely Cream of Onion Soup from the Women's Institute Book of Favourite Recipes
Karen was teamed with Ruth from Makey-Cakey who has made this Green Bean and Parmesan Soup taken from The Soup Bible... I have this brilliant book and would have been glad of any of the recipes!
Victoria from 21st Century Urban Housewife made these Minted Peas, chosen from Jamies Ministry of Food... she didn't like them but she made them none-the-less... now that's RR dedication!
Victoria was teamed with Michael from Me, My Food and I, who made Bubble and Squeak with Bacon and Egg taken from Economy Gastronomy by Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett
Manu from Cooking Manu made this stunning Arrosto even though she doesn't eat meat, she made it anyway and gave it to the family, who loved it! The arrosto was teaken from Today You Cook by Anna Clerici and Antonella Morini
Manu was teamed with Sid from Spontaneous Euphoria who has a bit of a recipe fail when she made these adorable Orange and Ginger Satined Glass Biscuits taken from 101 Cupcakes and Small Bakes by BBC Food
and on to the more Random of Recipes... Lucy from The KitchenMaid overcame her fear of frying and really went out guns blazing with this incredible dish of Egyptian FishBalls in Tomato Sauce taken from New Pleasures of the Jewish Table by Denise Phillips
Lucy was teamed with Gary from Exploits of a Food Nut who made this incredible Scallop, Squid and Fennel taken from James Martin's My Kitchen
next we have the self titled Alan Overlord, or RR Overlord as I like to call her, Kate from What Kate Baked who go little old me as her partner and I picked these rather nice Chocolate Florentines from Mrs Beeton's Complete Book of Cakes and Biscuits... lucky cow...
Kate was lucky enough to be teamed with the exceptionally handsome Dominic from Belleau Kitchen who made this delicious Trout with Hazelnut Butter... not quite what was chosen for him but the page next door...
Alice from Italian Inspiration cooked something she's never cooked before and she was very happy with it, as were her flat-mates... not bad for a student really... she cooked these amazing Fennel a la Grecque from the lovely Jane Grigson's Vegetable book
Alice was paired with Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen who cooked a double recipe from a double page spread with this divine Cracked Wheat Pilaff and Vegetable Curry taken from Casserole Cooking by Pamela Westland
Sarah from What I Baked This Weekend made these very unfortunate Banana Turnovers taken from the 'cheese and oil' section of Dr Oetker's German Baking Today... is Dr Oetker a fictional character like Betty Crocker?... great post, well worth a read and a chuckle
Sarah was teamed up with Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog who made Chocolate Brazil Cookies from Green and Blacks Unwrapped a book I feel I really must purchase!
I think Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops really lucked out this month for her first ever Random Recipes challenge with this really lovely looking dis of Moroccan Meatballs with Peas that came from Just One Pot by Lindsay Bareham
and slipping in at the very last second was Vanilla Cloud's partner and blogger who's home i'd most like to visit, Susan from The Spice Garden with this rather scrummy Chocolate Sabayon Torte taken from Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America.
Lou from Please Do Not Feed The Animals made these very retro but bloody lovely Creamy Coconut Ice taken from Tempted, 150 Very Wicked Desserts
Lovely Lou was paired with unlucky BrownieVille Girl, who made Haggis (yes Haggis!!)... or not haggis but Black Pudding... well it was a kind of fry-up with apples taken from the Really Useful Cookbook by Ruth Watson.
Steve, Lou's dear husband from Please Do Not Feed The Animals made this very very simple but very very delicious mint chutney taken from The New Penguin Cookery Book by Jill Norman
Camilla from Little Macaroon went out all guns blazing with this stunning crispy duck taken from Jamie Oliver's Naked Chef... glorious isn't it?
Camilla was paired with Mel from Sharky Oven Gloves who, with such utter dedication made this outstanding Chocolate and Whisky Charlotte... twice!
next we have Jean from Baking in Franglais who very bravely cooked the marathon that was Gerarda Minichiello's Meatballs taken from the Hairy Bikers Best Loved Recipes... it turned out to be two recipes, poor love, although the finished result is astounding!
Lucy from Vanilla Frost was taken way out of her comfort zone with these very cute Thai Cucumber Cups taken from Complete Thai Cooking by Carol Bowen, Cara Hobday and Sue Ashworth.
Lucy was paired with the quite bonkers Phil from As Strong As Soup who made a lovely Indonesia Satay Bread taken from Sonia Allison's Complete Bread Machines Cookbook
and now onto Gill from the excellent Tales of Pigling Bland who, even though she didn't take part last month, went out there into blog-land and found a partner who wanted to play and ended up with this rather nice Panzanella
Gill's brilliant new partner was Sarah from Scrumptious Sally who made one of my favourite breads, Pulla, taken from the Nordic Bakery.
next up we have Nicola from 41Feasts who made my least favourite thing ever Risotto Rice Pudding, taken from Nigella... looks lovely... i'm sure x
another random recipes newbie was the Cake Fairy from Cake Fairy Blog who made this lovely Banana Loaf from the Hummingbird Bakery
Cake Fairy was paired with lovely Jac from Tinned Tomatoes who made these very sweet Richmond Maids of Honour from Delia's Vegetarian Collection
and it's with Jac and a HUGE thank you for taking part this month, that I leave you...
... until tomorrow weary Random Recipes travellers... x