Browsing All posts tagged under »Cooking«

Apple Cake

March 23, 2014

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Like carrot cake, but nicer…and without the carrots.

My New Favourite Brownies

February 28, 2014

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If I sign up for a brownie, this is the one that I want.

Overnight Oatcakes

August 18, 2013

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I've been eating oatcakes all my life. It's only recently that I started to make my own.

Comfort Food 101

July 21, 2013

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We all have different definitions of comfort food, but for me this is it.

Steak and Chips

June 10, 2013

21

This meal was an early anniversary treat. Tomorrow Ed and I will have been married for 14 years. Worth celebrating with steak and strawberries don't you think?

A Day with Florence Knight

February 8, 2013

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A cookery Masterclass with Chef Florence Knight.

Pasta

August 21, 2012

28

Today the boy and I made fresh egg pasta for lunch.

Just Chilli

July 7, 2012

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This Summer seems to be about cagoules, umbrellas and drying off soggy chickens. So I cooked a chilli to warm our bones.

Fruity Breakfast Loaf

May 27, 2012

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We do like a fruity loaf. I made up this recipe on the hoof but it worked out just right for Sunday breakfast.

The Pheasant and The Potato

February 17, 2012

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One of our generous neighbours offered us a pheasant, and having never cooked a pheasant before I jumped at the chance. Although he was a beautiful thing, carrying him back home felt a little odd. His soft feathers and firm weightiness made it feel like I was carrying a pet, rather than something for dinner. […]

Ed’s Minestrone

November 6, 2011

6

An interview with a man about how he makes his soup.

Apple Pie

September 28, 2011

13

My Grandma’s apple pie was always my favourite. The crust was almost like shortbread. Soft, but not soggy. The pastry was sprinkled with sugar, yet not too sweet. In the last 20 odd years I have tried to find something to compare, but the pastry has always been too heavy, the apples too hard or […]

Pretty Pear Jelly

September 20, 2011

16

Last week I found myself with a surfeit of pears. The one and only William pear from my own little tree, plus a whole basket of mixed pears from my friendly neighbours. I used the soft William pears in another Pear and Almond Cake but still had lots of conference pears left. I knew that […]

Random Bake of Kindness

September 7, 2011

18

Vanessa Kimbell’s post suggesting we take part in random acts (bakes) of kindness was compelling. She suggested we think about who deserved a spontaneous thank you, a kind word or some recognition…and that we bake an extra batch of something just for them. I love a bit of random kindness. My mum always taught me […]

Macarons: Fail

August 23, 2011

18

Cooking fashions come and go, but french macarons seem to be in for the long haul. I avoided them for a long while, but the regular MacTweets from Twitter friends like Sarah at Maison Cupcake led me to have a go early last year. I prepared by reading lots of blogposts, recipes and online tutorials and filled […]

Lime Syrup Drizzle Cakes

June 18, 2011

17

I am still learning the importance of a sense of order. I don’t mean having everything in its place, although that really helps. It’s about making sure that I do things in the right sequence. Every time I cook something I work out a better way…or rather I realise I have done something ‘arse about […]

Update on Ken

June 16, 2011

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I have had my Kenwood Titanium Chef for 6 months now and people still arrive at things{we}make searching for Kenwood Vs KitchenAid information, so I thought I would offer an update. Note: Any underlined phrases link to where I have used the Kenwood Chef in a post. So, me and Ken are getting along just dandy. […]

Tortilla de Patatas

June 3, 2011

10

Just a little ‘Something for the Weekend’. In the days before children, Ed used to often make something like this on a Friday night after work. Something to tide us over until dinner. The truth of the matter was, once we’d had this and a few beers, we rarely got round to bothering with dinner. […]

Not-so-mini Pavlovas

May 19, 2011

5

I have always, always loved pavlova. I think it stems from my delight at the frozen ones bought from the Cash & Carry back in the 70′s. A raspberry pavlova was the height of chic in those days, even though my Mum used to forget to get it out of the freezer so we ended up […]

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