Ooh it is a strange day. The Vincentennial Year ends today and so does this project. I feel very strange about it, but it is GOOD. I have had a lot of fun exploring Vincent’s culinary adventures and I know that I will continue trying Vincent’s recipes but from now on I’ll be blogging about them over at the Silver Screen Suppers blog.
I’ve had a wonderful weekend at Denman College with my fabulous Shellac Sister Jane Fryers and we’ve been talking non stop about our creative projects. I always come away from a weekend with Jane fired up about all the things I could achieve with my writing if only I could FOCUS. So that is my plan now that I’m closing the Vincentennial Cookblog and moving my energy back to the Silver Screen Suppers.
So here are the recipes I have tried over the last year. I’m going to go through and see if I actually made it to 52 – one per week for the year which was my aim. Here goes:
Cucumber Crocodile x 3
Decorated Tuna Fish
Summertime Flan x 2
Cheesed Party Eggs
Chess Board Cheese Board
Creole Potato Salad
Wilted Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing x 2
Lasagne Napoli x 2
Baked Pork Chops Country Style
Apricot Stuffed Shoulder
Petits Pois a la Francaise
Rice and Fish Portuguese
Breast of Chicken Au Champage x 2
Spinach and Eggs Grisanti x2
Haricots Verts a la Lyonnaise
Sweetcorn and Potato Pie
Buckingham Eggs x 6
Baked Ham in a Common Crust
Chicken Vermouth with Rice
Curried Rice with Tomatoes
Coffee – Ancient Jug Method
Broiled Trout with Cucumber Salad
Friday Chicken x 2
Stilton Cheese Slaw
Fish Fillets Noord Zee
American Rice Salad
Peperoni Don Savatore
Elote Con Crema a la Mexicana x 2
Boeuf a la Bourguignonne
Brown and White Cookies
Hash Browned Potatoes
Green Goddess Salad
Asparagus Milanese x 2
Crostata Di Mele x 2
Hotchpotch of Curly Kale
Potatoes Scalloped With Ham
Potato and Fish Chowder
Tagliatele Verdi Gratinale al Prosciutto
Gateau Grand Marnier x 2
Filets de Sole au Vermouth
Salmon in Pastry
Wayside Country Sausage
Roast Turkey Wayside Inn
Lamb Casserole in Cider
Carrot Soup x 2
New Year Vol-au-vent
Pots de Crème Chocolat
French Toast Santa Fe
Poached Eggs Harlequin
Chicken Livers Sauteed with Apples and Onion Rings
Lamb a l’Orange
Harvey Girl Special Little Thin Orange Pancakes
Pineapple Glazed Double Pork Chops
Shrimp Fried Rice
Toad in the Hole x 2
Chicken in Pineapple
Chicken Vermouth with Rice
Cabbage in Sour Cream
Farmhouse Chicken Casserole
Gammon and Vegetable Risotto
Wow. 90 different recipes tried in the Vincentennial year. Counting those that I cooked more than once – 109 plates of food inspired by Vincent in a year. Phew.
Recipe cooked most often – Buckngham Eggs
Most ridiculous recipe – Fish Fillets Nord Zee
Most pleasing for a spinster – Chicken in Pineapple (served in a scooped out pineapple)
Best for guests – Chicken in Vermouth
Most fun – Cucumber Cucumbers
Recipes tried by chums:
Chicken Liver Risotto (this one made by Lucy Smee and Lisa Kerrigan)
Flan (Baked Custard) (this made by Cathy Sloman)
Fish and Potato Chowder (made by Corinna Reicher)
Vincent we love you and I’ll miss you.
Before I go, the lovely Matthew over at Movietone News kindly awarded this blog a Stylish Blogger Award a little while ago…
how absolutely LOVELY. The best thing about getting one of these awards is the chance to pass it on to 7 other blogs so I’m going to leave you all with some recommendations.
These are my current favourite blogs – apart from Movietone News of course.
1 – Lauren Hairson’s “The Past on a Plate”. I discovered Lauren’s blog at the very start of the Vincentennial project as she loves Vincent’s recipes too. I adore getting a peek into Lauren’s world and reading about the classic movies she’s been watching and the wonderful things she’s been cooking.
2 – Well Done Fillet – don’t visit this blog if you are offended by swearing. Written by a Belfast waiter, this blog makes me laugh really loudly on a regular basis.
3 – The Man Repeller. If you are a woman on the dating scene, best to consider which outfits might actually be repelling men. Again, full of swearing.
4 – Significant Colour. My amazing friend Ptolemy writes this blog. Bring some colour into your life by visiting.
5 – Completion Club – writing inspiration and sound advice for harnessing your creativity and getting on with it from Jacqui Lofthouse.
6 – Original Impulse – my second writing guru. Cynthia’s inspirational videos are wonderful and I can’t wait for the imminent publication of her book Chasing Sylvia Beach.
7 – My Mom, The Style Icon– mothers from the past, we salute you.
If you are a past reader of the blog, thanks for your support, and / or if you are a new reader, pop on over to Silver Screen Suppers.