A Soup of 2 halves……

Also known as Chicken Soup for the Social Isolated Soul So like nearly every recipe I post, it comes with a story, and I know right now you are not really doing anything, unless you are one of the key workers in the UK who are doing an amazing job in keeping the cogs of…

Covid Diaries

So, once again I come with apologies……. Work/Blog life balance had become non existent, life was running away with me and I could not keep up with writing posts.  I had been placing photos on the Whippys Kitchen Instagram page. Now, we find ourselves in unprecedented times.  Today a quarter of the world is in…

An Angelic Cocktail

Angel of the North at Bumpkins – Stratford City. Basically an espresso Martini but quite delicious. Worth getting one next time you are at Westfield

Being Present

It’s been a crazy time. We went to Los Angeles for Christmas and new year, we got caught up on the chaos that was “Gatwick Dronegate” but we are now back in the UK. Whenever we travel, once home and over the jet lag I like to spend a day, or at least a long…

Magic Mushrooms

No not that sort of magic mushroom but these are quite tasty & very easy to make.  You know me, I like great flavoursome food that is quick and easy to make.  No need to give yourself 100 steps in a recipe to follow when you only need 45!  Not that this has 45 steps…

Honey & Chilli Glaze

Just a quick one for now…. I ❤️ honey. I really do and I’m so fortunate that I can get good local honey from where my work office is in Upshire. Local bees collecting pollen from local flowers and the resulting honey travelling just 5 miles before consumption in my home. Now, tonight is Pork…

Salad Days

I can’t quite believe it’s November 8th and I’m still making salad sides ….. normally by this time of the year we are well into our hearty stews, curries and comfort food which helps us get through winter. Tonight we are having steak and Jacket Potatoes so I’m also serving up this simple side of…

Ginger, Lemon & Honey Flapjacks

Gooey, sticky crunchy goodness.  I love a flapjack.  All too often when you buy a flapjack from a commercial bakers or to go with your grande, non-fat, frappa mocha, extra dry, hold the whipped, pumpkin spiced latte… they tend to be too dry or rather tasteless. Now, if you are having a major flapjack emergency…

Christmas Cake 2018

I LOVE Christmas cake.  I love making it just as much as I love eating it.  each year, I dig out the same old recipes from the same cooks (Delia Smith and Mary Berry) and read through their ingredient lists and methods with a feeling of happiness growing in my heart.  Then, the same thing…

Cabbage

Sometimes we overlook a basic ingredient. We try to jazz it up too much, add herbs, spices, braise it in wine, just mess around with it so much it looses its real quality. For me cabbage is one of those vegetables that I feel we often loose our way with. Too often cabbage brings back…