Magic Mushrooms

No not that sort of magic mushroom but these are quite tasty & very easy to make.  You know me, I like great flavoursome food that is quick and easy to make.  No need to give yourself 100 steps in a recipe to follow when you only need 45!  Not that this has 45 steps…

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…

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 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…

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 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…

An Oldie……..

………. But a Goodie So since my return from Los Angeles, I’ve been looking at healthier meals, taking more notice than normal of “What’s on the Label” and generally getting my behind out of the kitchen and on to the treadmill or spin bike. Most of the time I am cooking for 3 or more…

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…

Egg MF Muffins

Ok, I will probably get into legal trouble for the name of this post from some well known Fast Food(?) chain, so keep it our little secret OK!  This afternoon, before it became too hot to have the oven on in the kitchen, I decided to try out a recipe I stumbled upon last night….