Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Using the fruits of the garden!

One of the things about having a small garden is that there isn't a lot going on everyday. Not enough to blog about on a regular basis without becoming monotonous. Apart from mentioning that the coriander seeds are now through and that some evil creature has eaten my one and only cucumber seedling not a lot has happened between yesterday and today.
So I shall use the time and space to post one of my favourite recipes, especially as the Rosemary is looking wonderful new and fresh at the moment.
Rosemary Grilled Onions
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (actually I used organic cider vinegar when I ran out of balsamic and it was good)
2 pounds onions, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon seasalt (fine)
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the rosemary and vinegar in a saucepan over low heat until hot; do not boil. Remove from the heat and cover. Let stand for 20 minutes. Brush the onion slices on both sides with the olive oil and arrange in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet, keeping the slices intact, under the grill. Lightly salt and pepper them. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until charred and tender. Place the grilled onions in a large bowl. Add the rosemary vinegar and parsley to the onions and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
These are delicious with fresh new bread thickly buttered! Or with grilled fillet steak.
NB I would have left several comments on blogs I read and enjoyed but the word verification pictures didn't come up and so I couldn't leave my comment. This has been happening a lot lately. It is most annoying. So if I pick your blog but don't leave a comment this is why!


  1. It sounds yummy Valeri! I would gladly have it even for breakfast!

  2. Sounds delicious. Hmmm, I'd better get on with tea, that's made me hungry!

  3. Lovely recipe Valeri ... you have just reminded me that I haven't planted any corriander - must do that!

  4. Glad you liked the recipe. I can eat this on it's own its so moreish! I don't think I could eat it for breakfast though Tatyana! :-) Val

  5. Oh yum -- this sounds delicious! I've become quite fond of onions over the past couple of years. This recipe is definitely one I'm going to try soon!