We don't have a book shop in Darwen so I rely heavily on our local library and the charity shops but I am always stuck for what to read. Come along to dinner, bring me a copy of either your favourite book or a copy of a good one you have just read and recommend. You never know you might even pick up some new good reads yourself.
We are taking a culinary trip to Morocco tonight, be prepared to be seduced by it's spices and exquisite flavours.
Chicken with quince sauce - off the bone thigh meat is marinated in a ras el hanout rub then roasted with a sprinkling of rosewater before serving.
Caramalised onion and aubergine - saffron, ginger, garlic and cinnamon roasted together to produce this dark, sticky magical dish.
Persian rice with seven vegetables - seven is an auspicious number in Morocco, so seven vegetables will be placed in a tagine and steamed.
I am going to have a go at making Walnut, Cinnamon and Halloumi Baklava -The texture of the crispy pastry and the crunchy filling are perfect here with the warm halloumi served warm, straight out of the oven so that the cheese remains soft — with some ice cream and a drizzle of the syrup.