Cost of Food

I am stunned!  Seriously, Stunned! I try and buy local as often as I can, and I also try and support local growers, independent traders & try and source the best value.  Tonight, I had to dash to a local well known supermarket to get a big shop in for the week as time is…

For Friends

Baking for friends is one of the most pleasurable and stressful times! I am working on perfecting flavour combinations for a Chocolate, Ginger, Coffee and walnut cake.  I know, it sounds like a lot of flavours in one cake, but they complement each other so well!  Different layers of sponge, different buttercream flavours, all moulding…

Comfort Food

From the minute you start preparing it, when the aroma starts to fill the kitchen, when the food is plated, just as you dig your fork or spoon into it, and savour those precious few seconds before you take the first mouthful.  Yes we all have one, a standby comfort food dish!  Perfect for days…

Just the One?

I know I don’t need to say this, especially to the UK readers, but you can tell it’s now the 6th November as all the Christmas Adverts have started in earnest!  I have to say, so far my favourite is the Marks & Spencers Advert, and no, sadly this is not a paid for post!…

Dependents in the Kitchen!

I have a new pet in the Muddy Kitchen Floor kitchen.  No, not another dog, but a sourdough starter.  It was something I had been meaning to start for a while, but never really had the nerve to.  It’s a big responsibility a sour dough starter, read any sourdough bread blogs, twiter feeds, websites, cook…