On Christmas morning, I was in the kitchen with my younger son, who desperately wanted to help with the cooking. As we’re vegetarian, and not really into the whole Christmas thing, dinner was nontraditional (enchilladas) followed by a very...―
I’m not particularly keen on cooking with pastry, including filo. However, this wonderfully warming supper dish is worth all the fiddly, thin-sheet filo manipulation as it’s delicious. I made the tomato, onion and feta baklava for ...―
I love making muffins because they are just so quick and easy. Plus I usually have the ingredients around the kitchen to make a basic muffin. This recipe was born out of a need for cake, which I’m sure you can understand, and only a couple ...―
I think the name is a bit misleading as these cakes are more like big cookies but really when we’re talking about sweet things who cares? I was sold when I noticed it used rose water – I love rose! This is an old recipe, probably back ...―
Normally when I think of a crumble my mind automatically takes me to apple crumble served with a generous helping of hot vanilla custard. This is a crumble for dinner…. I know, it seems wrong not being a pudding but it’s quite good. ...―
I’ve made cannelloni before but I’ve always bought those cannelloni tubes which are a nightmare to stuff. You try and put your filling in one end to watch it shoot out the other. I never could master the damn things without making a ...―
I’ve had a few comments from my sons lately about how much they enjoy toad in the hole but as dinner is now strictly vegetarian toad was off the menu. This is a meat free version which uses mushrooms instead of sausages hence my rather ...―
This is fusion food extreme. We’ve got Indian dhal, Near Eastern pitta bread, Thai chilli sauce and Italian cheese. On paper, these probably shouldn’t all go together but be brave and try these pitta pizzas because they are delicious. ...―
I had this soup for the first time last year, and when I made it in the week for dinner I remembered why I loved it so much. This soup is packed with veggie goodness and it was, apparently, the staple meal of Russians for hundreds of years. You ...―
Much to my husband’s annoyance, I pick up all those free magazines at the supermarket. I tell myself that I’ll read them but after giving a quick scan they end up in recycling because they’re just a bunch of advertising rubbish. ...―
Parsnips are just coming into season and that makes me very happy. I was never much of a parsnip lover when I was growing up and my mother would hide parsnips under roast potatoes to fool me into eating them. These days it’s a different ...―
Currently around a half of organizations ranging in size from SMEs to large multinationals ...
∙ One of the few things I consider when buying a frock is the print. Growing up, I ...
My first thought when I saw the topic for this weeks Photo Challenge: Curves was the ...