Ok lets try this again

I am back………… I realised I have not blogged anything on here since October 2015 That’s pathetic! my last post was full of reasons (excuses) as to why I hadn’t blogged for a while, I’m not going there again…….  Just know I am back and on a mission I need to loose a serious amount…

It’s Been a Long Time

But I am back….. A lot has happened since my last post on here, but before I delve into all the nitty gritty, I would like to thank everyone who has continued to log onto the site waiting for a new post, for all the emails, for all the twitter peeps who continue to follow…

Thank You

Just a quick non recipe post! I was just tidying up the office and found a USB stick by the computer. It was given to me by Delos and Yvette back in February. I’ve just had a quick look through, it is full of family recipes………. I am going to enjoy cooking and eating my…

A Gem of a Restaurant

We were in Missouri for Valentines Day this year, and our friends who we were staying with told us that D was organising a night out for all of us.  He kept the restaurant a secret, and after a day in St Louis we pulled into a side street and headed into a small cafe…

Your People

A.K.A South African Comfort food! What I find really interesting in life, is sometimes people you meet you connect with on a simple level, they become “people you know” and then sometimes you meet people who become “Your People”.  You know what I mean.  “Your people” are the people you connect with, you click with,…

Perfect Parsnips

I love Parsnips!  Not just at Christmas time, but all through the Autumn and Winter season. This is my recipe for Perfect Parsnips. You can’t be bashful about using fats when cooking these perfect parsnips.  They are not for those on a diet!! For a large side portion of Perfect Parsnips take 1kg of Medium…

A Sprout is not just for Christmas

Christmas Time – Sprouts.  Yes it’s the best time of the year to eat sprouts, they are in season, they are small nutty bundles of sweet green vegetable!  A lot of people don’t like them, proboably because they are associated with small mushy bundles!!  Try them this way and you may just like them, or…

Curry -vs- Pie

So the left-overs battle continued during the Christmas/New year break.  We had friends over for dinner, and I could not for the life of me decide whether to do a Turkey & Ham Thai green curry, or a traditional “left-overs” pie.  I do love some pastry post Christmas.  Well, I decided that the battle could…

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…

Healthy Crisps

Yes really……… Tuesday evening, G & A made up a Quorn Spaghetti Bolognese. There was still a dish full left over today, so I decided to turn it into a hot pot type dish to freeze now and eat later in the week. As always, I sliced up some potatoes (Maris Piper) using the mandolin,…

Deliciously Dreamy Cauliflower Cheese

It’s happened……….. The time of year that I dread but also secretly love, we have gone back to GMT. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly it goes dark, and that first night of the “Extra Hour” makes you oh so tired…….. I don’t like the dark much, the coldness, the dampness, the fact…