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…

Marzipan & Mincemeat Madness

Well, not exactly madness, in fact far from madness, an afternoon of pure Christmassy joy in the kitchen this afternoon. I’ve been looking at some Christmas recipes over the past few days, and had my own epiphany. I never realised how easy it was to make my own mincemeat AND marzipan. First for the mincemeat….

Spicing Things Up a Bit

The meringue saga continues. They still leaked even with self controlled whipping. I’m not sure whether I am over beating them still, or meringues, by nature, are sad little fellows? I whipped up a batch yesterday, tried a slight variation on my dusted chocolate meringues, who quite behaved themselves, didn’t stick half as much as…

From a lesson learned…………

Subtitle: To a healthy alternative For the past few years, we have been trying to eat much more healthily.  It started with a kick back to Slimming World, which, helped both myself and G loose the combined weight of a small human between us, to a constant battle.  This battle is ferocious, its between choosing…