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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

A Taste of Mexico

On a recent trip to Mexico, I discovered a liking for Tequila!  Recently I came across a recipe for a Gin and Tonic Cake, which I really wanted to try, but sadly I had no Gin or Tonic in the larder, just some Duty Free Tequila and a lot of Limes in the fruit bowel….

A Classic Italian Dish

Following on from my Vegetarian theme, I decided to tackle a simple, classic recipe, which oddly, I have never baked before.  A Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni.  It’s a moderately easy dish and I took inspiration from the allrecipes website.  I slightly adapted mine, which I found really easy to do.  For my version I used…