I think I said when I first got the book that I would work my way through it and make all of the recipes from it. It’s one of those things that I’ve always wanted to do and just never got round to. ‘River Cottage Everyday’ is just the type of book that I go to regularly and flick through wanting to make everything from it. I’ve decided that this year is the year I do it. I’ve already made some of the recipes from it and they’ve never disappointed and I still have many recipes bookmarked from when I first got the book years ago.
Last year I didn’t cook as much as I wanted to. I moved to a new city and travelled a lot back and forward between Edinburgh and Newcastle so didn’t often find myself with time in a familiar kitchen and with the opportunity to buy some nice ingredients without having to pack them into the car or in a bag for the train to head back to a different kitchen. I didn’t eat as well as I wanted to because I couldn’t often justify a good food shop, knowing that I’d only be in one place for a couple of nights. But they are just excuses and I’m going to be travelling just as much this year, if not more.
I want to try new cuts of meat, and new recipes for fish, and different ways to cook my veggies, and River Cottage Everyday has recipes for all of these things. Add to that weekend breakfast ideas, loaves of bread, and quick snacks, and I have myself quite the variety for the coming year!
There are more than 100 recipes, so I will firstly stick to the ones that I haven’t made before, but I better get cracking! This River Cottage book is an older book, but one that doesn’t cut anything out or focus on a certain type of diet. I’ll be posting about the recipes, their nutritional qualities and my ups and downs in getting this done! I just wish it was a bit lighter for carrying around…