Salad Days

I can’t quite believe it’s November 8th and I’m still making salad sides ….. normally by this time of the year we are well into our hearty stews, curries and comfort food which helps us get through winter. Tonight we are having steak and Jacket Potatoes so I’m also serving up this simple side of…

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…

Pastry Schamstry

If there is one thing I won’t miss about this summer, it’s the wasps. For some reason, we have had a steady stream of the little black and yellow jacket wearers coming into the house. We can’t find the nest, and as much as we don’t want this heat to end, I can’t wait for…

Cornmeal Crust Pizza

I love food. I know, shall I tell you something you don’t know!! It’s normal for me to be writing about the recipes that I have found and created in the Muddy Floor Kitchen, but I realised, we eat out almost as much as I cook. Often it’s in the same places local to us,…

What Happened to the Mango?

This morning, you may remember I woke with a Mango Chilli Lime recipe in my head. C was coming for dinner this evening, so I decided to use the Mango as my base ingredient, and create a summery dinner with complimenting flavours around it. I wanted a real mixture of heat, sweet, spice, and salt….

Brain Activity

Sometimes I am amazed that I wake up, and before I even open my eyes, there is an idea forming in my head. I must sometimes dream food. This morning, on my mind was mango. There is a mango in the fruit bowl that was not ripe enough to be included in a fruit salad…

Simple Tomato Side

I have a Spanish friend, she is really a Spanish friend of A’s but over time, I have classed her as my friend. She taught me how to make a real Spanish Omelette, and once told me my home made, hours to make, chicken soup was, and I quote, “Fu***** Sh* t”. It’s that level…

Fish Supper

As much as I like salad, and as much as I like this scorching hot weather, after a while the allure of lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, radish and even my new found friend the balsamic beetroot, becomes tiresome. I know, I know, how typically English of me, just a few days of summer and already…

I’m Back!!!!!

It’s been a long time, but I’m finally back in the kitchen. This past month has been a long one, lots of work meant not so much time in the kitchen and even less time in the world of blog. But hey, I knew I would be back at some point, and that point is…

Very Quick Pizza

What to have for lunch, when you really fancy something warm and tasty, but don’t have much time.  Try this hybrid of pizzery cheese on toast. I used a packet of Warburtons Square Wraps, but any make or shape of wrap will do I then used a simple passata from Sainsbury’s which I spread over…