Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yep I know I’m not really giving a recipe here but this afternoon I had the urge to make an American style grilled cheese sandwich for our foster daughter. Normally I pull out the toastie maker, load in too much cheese, wait 20 minutes for it to heat up then have to spend 30 minutes…

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…

Orange

There appears to be an orange theme to my food recently, which for me is not surprising.  I mentioned in a previous post about suffering from chronic stress induced stomach pains.  I am also a Reiki practitioner, and with my understanding of the chakra system, the colour Orange is associated with the area that needs…

Love It or Hate It?

Whether we love or hate Marmite, you can’t deny it is one of the most successful marketing campaigns in recent history.  A brand that realises that not everyone is going to like them, in fact some people hate them.  It’s even got to the stage where people refer themselves to Marmite; “You either Love me…

Red Onion Soup

A few things have inspired me to create tonights supper. The night is drawing in and there is a slight chill in the air, accompanied by light rain. I also this week purchased a rather large bag of red onions from Costco. Finally, today the past 3 weeks of hectic work life has finally caught…

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…

Egg in a Hole

Breakfast.  When I have time, I love it.  I know, it is the most important meal of the day, and we should all make time for it, but life is busy and can be hectic.  Sometimes, coffee is the only option.  (Those who know me, know that coffee is ALWAYS the option). This morning, there…

Patty’s Plaited Pain

No, not pain as in pain in the neck, but Pain as in French for bread. For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, firstly thank you for your support, secondly, you will know of my own “pain” I have had with my bread. For those who are reading this for the…

A Lost Art

On Friday morning, after seeing the first light falling of snow, I decided to head out to a well known supermarket, the one with the orange logo and signage to pick up a few baking essentials, just in case the snow became heavy. Meeting me was a sight of utter chaos.. . . I had…

Bread – The Staff of Life

Those of you who me and know my baking will also know that bread is the bane of my life. I love the process of making bread, the measuring, the kneading, the fact that as the process happens, the bread becomes alive. Sadly for me, so far, no matter what process I adopt, my bread…