Sunday, 26 June 2011

Stuffed Onion Squash Disaster

Kitchen Play List:   Thunder ~ What a Beautiful Day
                                        Prince ~ Get Off
                                        Kings of Leon ~ Closer
                                        Freemasons ~ Uninvited
                                        Kelis ~ Milkshake
                                        Nicola Benedetti ~ Mozart Rondo in C, K373

Lovely photo...shame about the recipe...Urgh!
Now doesn't this photo look good? I even impressed myself with this one. I was quite the happy cook. lol. And we had been looking forward to eating these delicious onion squashes since we picked them up from Waitrose a couple of weeks ago. But I wanted to find just the right recipe to use them. And I finally thought I had. I did a search on and found a recipe posted for Roasted and Stuffed Delicata Squash with Aducki Beans and Kale. Reading the recipe I thought it all sounded great and with the slight adaption of black beans for aducki and the onion squash for the delicata I was all set.

And if I'm honest I had great fun making it. I even had enough flesh in the lids to steam up some Goo for little L. I was a very happy camper. Until we sat down to eat them. The 1/4 tsp of orange zest completely over powered the other ingredients. You couldn't taste the chilli, fennel seeds, mustard seeds and after a few mouthfuls you were left feeling almost sick because it was that sweet. Now the squash itself...testing a bit of the flesh...wasn't that sweet so it was all about the orange. We both left a lot and we both agreed that it was a very good thing our pal B wasn't here for dinner as she dislikes 'sweet savoury' dishes. We just couldn't eat it. And I have to say I won't be making this again. Whoever created this recipe must have one heck of a sweet tooth.

Then to finish it all off..My Love had brought some raspberries in from the garden for our dessert. They had been washed and rinsed and picked over and I sat down to eat them. I had one...delicious. I was busy typing the beginning of this blog so I wasn't looking at them...had another...had a break in typing and looked into my bowl to pick up another...YIKES! bloody green spider crawling through them...for a bug-phobic that is not good. I may never eat berries again....D.I.S.A.S.T.E.R!!!!

Think I'm going to go sit in a bubble now after a searing hot shower!! lol