The Dinner with No Name

Regular readers will know that I have a little ritual with meals that I create in the kitchen, I actually have many rituals, but this one involves naming my meals. The names range from “Bunion Risotto” to “Shirley Valentine” (Chips and Egg) for those who have not seen the film or remember the famous “We…

Keep it Simple Saturday part 1

After the summer we have had, I wasn’t expecting to start making soup before the end of August, but today has been one of those real weatherly miserable rainy days. A perfect day for chopping up veg, boiling some water and making a delicious cheap easy soup. Today I decided to create a Parsnip &…

Beef Risotto

I was looking through the Internet earlier, looking for inspiration for dinner tonight. The weather here in the UK has turned, summer is on hiatus for a few days, and this evening turned into a stormy feeling autumnal day. I had the idea of a risotto, it always symbolises to me comfort food, a warm…

A delicious cheesecake

I found recently, in the good food magazine, a great recipe for a frozen cheesecake. I have to admit, seeing the cheesecake on the front page, made me perform an emergency stop with my shopping trolly in Tesco, almost causing a major pile up!! I have to admit, I don’t normally follow recipes. When I…

Wahaca – Mexican street food in E20

I thought I would have a lot of time to create and blog this summer, but I forgot that we were open housing to our American family and friends. While this means our house has been busy, filled with laughter, mess, children, teenage boys, old friends, new friends, and the poor oven (which actually blew…

Cornmeal Crust Pizza

I love food. I know, shall I tell you something you don’t know!! It’s normal for me to be writing about the recipes that I have found and created in the Muddy Floor Kitchen, but I realised, we eat out almost as much as I cook. Often it’s in the same places local to us,…

Posh Fool

Dessert. Who doesn’t love a nice sweet ending to a delicious meal? In summer, nothing breaths an eaton mess, with its delicate soft fruits, rich cream and crunchy chewy meringue. This dessert was quick, simple and easy to make, I decided to “posh it up” a bit by putting it in our best crystal wine…

What Happened to the Mango?

This morning, you may remember I woke with a Mango Chilli Lime recipe in my head. C was coming for dinner this evening, so I decided to use the Mango as my base ingredient, and create a summery dinner with complimenting flavours around it. I wanted a real mixture of heat, sweet, spice, and salt….

Brain Activity

Sometimes I am amazed that I wake up, and before I even open my eyes, there is an idea forming in my head. I must sometimes dream food. This morning, on my mind was mango. There is a mango in the fruit bowl that was not ripe enough to be included in a fruit salad…