Last Christmas I received a copy of Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries II, my friend Sue, of A Little Heaven on a Plate fame, is also a fan of this book and we resolved to cook from the book every month and to make sure we actually did it, we created a blogger challenge, and so Dish of the Month was born! As everyone may not own Kitchen Diaries II we opened up the challenge to any recipe by Nigel Slater, and there are many freely available online.
We never intended that it should run for more than a year so this is the end of the line for Dish of the Month. First I am going to share the round up of the December entries:
London Busy Body has gone all festive and offers us A Partridge in a Pear Tree as a Dish of the Month. It looks amazing and comes highly recommended.
Sue made this gloriously thick and creamy Sweet Potato Soup for her final Dish of the Month.
I made Mincemeat Hotcakes which were easy to make and surprisingly tasty especially with some butter slathered on them hot and straight from the pan.
I’ve loved co-hosting this challenge with Sue, but all good things must come to an end. I hope you will all keep cooking the recipes of Nigel Slater. I got a copy of Eat this Christmas and, no doubt I will be sharing some of the recipes with you, just not as Dish of the Month.
As a final hoorah, I thought I’d choose my favourite Dish of the Month from each month of the year.
January Dish of the Month – Slow Cooked Shetland Lamb from Elizabeth’s Kitchen
February Dish of the Month – Carrot and Coriander Fritters from Marmaduke Scarlet
March Dish of the Month – Coffee Cake from Belleau Kitchen
April Dish of the Month – Parfait of Lemon and Orange from A little bit of Heaven on a Plate
May Dish of the Month – Lamb Flatbreads from The New Mrs P
June Dish of the Month – Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Dip/Spread from Lavender and Lovage
July Dish of the Month – Mixed Tomato Chutney from Fab Food for All
August Dish of the Month – Smoked Haddock Chowder with Leeks and Sweetcorn from Foodie Quine
Many thanks to everyone who has taken part, it’s been such a pleasure to see what you made each month. Remember you can see all the dishes cooked for Dish of the Month all year on our Pinterest Board.