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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Sweet Potato Thai Green Curry

Some of you may know that I have taken to a vegetarian diet recently.  This came about after suffering from chronic stressed induced stomach pains, which seemed to get much worse after eating meat.  To be specific, after eating Pork and Beef.  So I have decided for a while to be as vegetarian as I…

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…

Long time no See

It’s been way too long my friends. This year has flown by. For those who know, as well as a passion for cooking, I have a passion for education. Work life commitments (owning 2 independent schools and 2 nurseries) resulted in a life full of work and no time to spend in the kitchen. Although…

Comfort Food

From the minute you start preparing it, when the aroma starts to fill the kitchen, when the food is plated, just as you dig your fork or spoon into it, and savour those precious few seconds before you take the first mouthful.  Yes we all have one, a standby comfort food dish!  Perfect for days…