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…

Cooking with the Senses

Or in other words how to inspire your friend by teaching her a basic white sauce. As you know from my previous post Know Your Onions and Garlic I was teaching my friend Colette the fine art of listening to your food. It got me thinking that every time I cook, I rarely follow a…

A Delish Fish Pie

4 days after the big day & we are still in the process of leftover usage.  Last night (29th) was using up the poached Salmon from Boxing Day (December 26th for all my American friends!).  So I decided on a fish pie.  Not strictly just leftovers as I added some additional fresh ingredients, but you…

A Tough One!

It was pointed out to me recently by a good friend, that I hadn’t posted on here for a while!  For the purposes of this post I shall call this friend Coriander. I realised that Coriander was correct I hadn’t and it took me a moment to think about why not.  Well, some of you…

Long time no See

It’s been way too long my friends. This year has flown by. For those who know, as well as a passion for cooking, I have a passion for education. Work life commitments (owning 2 independent schools and 2 nurseries) resulted in a life full of work and no time to spend in the kitchen. Although…

A wonderful Surprise

This week I was treated to a wonderful surprise from a dear friend.  A Jar of Marmalade. It was her first attempt at making marmalade, inspired by a gift she received for Christmas, I love the fact she decided to give me a jar.  I have to say, it had a lovely consistency, not too…