I wanted something fairly quick to make for tea so I went for this red and yellow pepper pilaf in ‘The 30-minute cook’ by Nigel Slater. Unlike some other ‘fast’ cook books out there I actually have a reasonable chance of hitting the 30 minute mark with this one. If you’re a savvy organised cook… Continue reading A powerhouse of a pilaf
Or ‘Help! What can I do with leftovers?!’ Earlier this week I found myself with what I like to call a ‘naked orange’ languishing in the fridge along with three yolks. Let’s consider the orange first. Once you’ve stripped the zest from a citrus fruit it really is a race against time as there’s a… Continue reading Three yolks and a naked orange
Whenever I have a go at something I consider challenging or difficult (like making meringues or booking travel online) I always assume that everyone else has it made. They breeze through all the challenging stuff with ease and it’s just me who messes up or gets someone else to book the flights. And so, I… Continue reading Meringues: not so challenging?
Friday yesterday which meant only one thing – chips! Also two days off work. But most importantly – chips! Friday is traditionally ‘Chip Friday’ in our house. In the beginning there was quite a lot of pressure (from myself) to think of ‘something with chips’. Not just ‘something with chips’ but something good with chips. … Continue reading Chip Friday and a resounding (if slightly cold) culinary triumph
Back in the early days of my cooking career it really was a very dire situation. Once I’d progressed beyond buying ready-made meals and branched into using actual real ingredients my recipe repertoire was limited. Most days centred on something with a can of chopped tomatoes, red lentils and red peppers or various combinations of… Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken
We’ve got lots of veg coming up in the garden at the moment but not much ready to eat. We do have an abundance of spuds (I’m reliably informed these are ‘earlies’) and herbs particularly basil. And so I make Royal Potato Salad. The first time I made this was on the day Kate and… Continue reading A rather regal potato salad
Oh my goodness! Look at this – my first blog post! How exciting! I fancied making something cakey yesterday but couldn’t decide what to do. The recipe for Orange and Green Tea Loaf Cake had been out for a while and so decided to make that. I did briefly consider making some sort of statement… Continue reading Orange and Green Tea Loaf Cake