The Second Half

Lamb, one of those meats that, when roasting, fills the house with a delicious smell. I always use a lot of garlic and herbs when roasting lamb, and you will always find me hovering around the oven when the lamb is cooking, like a hungry dog, sniffing the air, waiting. I knew this recipe, when…

A Post of Two Halves

Or ……… Decadent Cauliflower Cheese Tonight we are having a slow slow slow roast lamb leg with lots of lovely vegetables. One of the side dishes is going to be my Decadent Cauliflower Cheese which is rich, creamy and delicious. First take one large or two small Cauliflowers and separate into florets Place in a…

Dilly Doggy Ice Cream

I had a little helper in the Muddy Kitchen Floor kitchen this afternoon. Our American friends had landed and after a fairly long trip to the airport and back, we decided it would be fun to make some ice cream. A was my helper and we set about gathering our ingredients ready to fill a…

Simple Tomato Side

I have a Spanish friend, she is really a Spanish friend of A’s but over time, I have classed her as my friend. She taught me how to make a real Spanish Omelette, and once told me my home made, hours to make, chicken soup was, and I quote, “Fu***** Sh* t”. It’s that level…

The Americans are coming!!!!!

So tonight, after a trial of Paddle Tennis, I am going to do a big shop. Currently, at 38,000 ft and about 4 hours away from landing are some of our closest friends from California. not all our close friends, just a select few, and tomorrow, 4 of them come to stay here for a…

Guac on the Go!

Today we had to head to Staffordshire, many meetings, admin work, not much time for lunch. Being unusually under prepared, I grappled some chilli crackers, 2 avocados and a lemon, chucked them in my favourite scratched up, well used glass dish and headed out the door. Normally when I make Guacamole, I add onions, hot…

Egg MF Muffins

Ok, I will probably get into legal trouble for the name of this post from some well known Fast Food(?) chain, so keep it our little secret OK!  This afternoon, before it became too hot to have the oven on in the kitchen, I decided to try out a recipe I stumbled upon last night….

Fish Supper

As much as I like salad, and as much as I like this scorching hot weather, after a while the allure of lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, radish and even my new found friend the balsamic beetroot, becomes tiresome. I know, I know, how typically English of me, just a few days of summer and already…

I’m Back!!!!!

It’s been a long time, but I’m finally back in the kitchen. This past month has been a long one, lots of work meant not so much time in the kitchen and even less time in the world of blog. But hey, I knew I would be back at some point, and that point is…