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Since I got the allotment this spring, I have been experimenting a lot with food, and cooking a lot of recipes using my produce that I wouldn't usually have made. Apart from the ubiquitous jams and chutneys, I have also been attempting moon drying tomatoes, and many sauces and soups for the freezer.

This weekend I came by a pigeon and a partridge, and after much thought decided to attempt a terrine - something I had never made before. Its an adaptation of a Valentine Warner recipe, and I have named it the 3Ps Terrine; pigeon, partridge and pork.

It tastes good and smells like Christmas according to the iGit! Do you experiment with food or do you stick to the tried and tested?

Posted at 27th Sep 2010 - 03:14PM   Posted by Zoe   Fun with Food Comments: 7

Mountainear's Avatar That looks good - Alan makes a lot of terrine as we have a lot of game in the autumn/winter and there's only so much roast stuff we can eat. May quiz you further for recipe details at some point....

Posted by: Mountainear on 27th Sep 2010 at 03:33PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar I do a lot of experimenting. It doesn't always work but I put the results on my food blog. That terrine looks lovely.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 27th Sep 2010 at 04:19PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I rarely experiment. I have enough trouble getting the tried and tested recipe to come out properly.

I have made terrines before and yours looks excellent. I would ask for the recipe but I can see me using pigeons and partridges in the near future.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 27th Sep 2010 at 04:28PM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar The Terrine looks so inviting and I bet tastes delicious. I can imagine how having lots of produce from the allotment, would inspire you into trying new recipes, and preserves. Being a foodie, I am always trying out new recipes. Since loosing the weight I wanted, and wishing to maintain it, ( I have just finished the only diet I ever did, 146lbs to 126 lbs in 2 months,and that is it), I am in the process of planning a New Eating Regime for my future years, to get the maximum benefit in terms of the nutrients I need to maintain my good health, and get the best enjoyment from food, by creating new tailor made recipes. I have always eaten a healthy diet, but had developed some bad habits ie snacking, and bread and cheese. As one gets older, it is important to re-evaluate our eating habits, to gain maximum benefit from Food. On holiday I am going to think about "food" in depth, Portions, Good and Bad Habits, the Food Industry and how it dictates what we want and need( which I consider the biggest influence in the increase in Obesity), Attitude towards Food, Food Choices, and Creating New Recipes. I love cooking and food, and I think we can get into a rut cooking the same meals for years, without exploring New Ideas and Recipes.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 27th Sep 2010 at 05:24PM

Westerwitch's Avatar I am following the same diet as Tiggy and it can be pretty boring, but I am experimenting and coming up with new dishes that are making it much more interesting.

The dish looks really yummy and the way you have presented it is quite christmassy.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 27th Sep 2010 at 05:28PM

Vic's Avatar It looks great. I had partridge this weekend too, and a wild duck. Just making stock now with the bones!

Posted by: Vic on 27th Sep 2010 at 08:08PM

Frances's Avatar Zoe, that terrine inspires me to consider trying to make a terrine some day. (Some month, some year ... let me get back to you!)

All the same, you remind me that I used to be much more experimental in my tiny kitchen (and had some pots and pans and other equipment to back this up.) Nowadays, I just seem to have little time to enjoy the pleasure of trying something new, and seem to do slight variations on various recipes that I have in my memory. No Book Required.

I have never made a terrine. When I do get round to it, Zoe, I will remember your inspiration and let you know how it turned out. xo

Posted by: Frances on 28th Sep 2010 at 02:08AM

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