Strawberry marshmallow cheesecake

July the 30th was National Cheesecake Day in the US.  Wow.  That was three weeks ago.  Am I really that far behind? The answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’.  Yes, I am that far behind and more than likely I always will be.  I actually made the cheesecake a week later than I… Continue reading Strawberry marshmallow cheesecake

Three yolks and a naked orange

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

Meringues: not so challenging?

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?

Chip Friday and a resounding (if slightly cold) culinary triumph

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

Mediterranean Chicken

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