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…

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…

Know your Onions (& Garlic)

Onions…. for me are a staple of any meal.  I was recently helping my friend Colette out as she was trying out a three course meal option she may need to cook later on in the month.  Collette isn’t the most confident of cooks, but her meals nearly always turn out hearty and very tasty…

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…

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 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….

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…

A Post of Two Halves

Or ……… Decadent Cauliflower Cheese Tonight we are having a slow slow slow roast lamb leg with lots of lovely vegetables. One of the side dishes is going to be my Decadent Cauliflower Cheese which is rich, creamy and delicious. First take one large or two small Cauliflowers and separate into florets Place in a…