Look, let me explain. I’m off on holiday on Thursday, so I didn’t want to get too much at the market this week. Before I go away I like to clean out the fridge and the cupboards, so this week’s meals will be using a lot of pantry standbys.
This cupboard cleanout actually started last night, when I made the The Amateur Gourmet‘s Cavatappi with Cannellini Beans and Sundried Tomatoes for dinner. One of my favourite fast pastas, it’s made entirely out of ingredients that I always have around, and is super-fast to put together.
The green onions will go into one of my many versions of macaroni and cheese. I’ve made so many incarnations of this dish I can’t keep track of them all, but a favourite uses lots of fresh green onions and strong cheddar. I’m thinking this time I might add some coriander and red chili, to make a spicy, faintly Eastern take on the idea.
The radishes I picked up simply because they looked so pretty. I mean, have you ever seen anything so cute and colourful? Also, they were free- at £0.60, the farmer pretty much stuffed them in my bag when all I had was a £10 bill. It felt pretty horrible to be honest, like I was stealing. Stealing from a farmer has got to be up there with stealing from a baby on the evil scale, right? Anyway, I’ve never cooked with radishes before (I’m not sure I even like them), so what I’ll do with them remains a mystery. It’ll have to be worth the guilt, though.