Edible gifting trials: Pink peppercorn biscuits and peppermint creams

I managed to maintain my record of ‘things not quite turning out how they were supposed to’ when it comes to confectionary.  I love making sweets and chocolate treats.  It’s the ultimate in science and cooking and appeals very much to my practical and logical sensibilities.  There’s always something that doesn’t go quite right but… Continue reading Edible gifting trials: Pink peppercorn biscuits and peppermint creams

**Recipe** Sausage and squash bake with a crispy nutty topping

It’s a touch on the cold side at the moment; I feel like I want to hibernate and really needed something fatty fat fat.  I know it’s probably deeply untrendy at the moment but I’ve never been one to keep up with trends.  I need the fat.  It’s going to help me get through the… Continue reading **Recipe** Sausage and squash bake with a crispy nutty topping

Coconut celebration cake with cream cheese frosting

That’s what I’m calling it anyway or ‘Coconut cake’ as it appears in the recipe.  I made this cake to celebrate 100 likes on my Facebook page, wohoo!  We all lead busy lives and our time is precious so I would like to express thanks to those who spend some time catching up with my… Continue reading Coconut celebration cake with cream cheese frosting

My top 5 tips to reduce food waste

Catchy title huh?  The season of excessive consumption is now upon us (Merry Christmas! Ho! Ho! Ho!), so I thought it would be timely to share my top tips to reduce food waste at this time, every time, and at any time of the year.  Not only does reducing food waste have environmental and lots… Continue reading My top 5 tips to reduce food waste

Peanut butter cups and a ganache-trophe

I’ve been making a mess of something easy in the kitchen just for a change.  I had a go at peanut butter cups and inadvertently provided an opportunity to test my ability to act fast.  This was hard, it’s not something that comes naturally to me.  If there’s one thing I can always rely on… Continue reading Peanut butter cups and a ganache-trophe

Letters to my food heroes #1: Mum

I’m starting this new series, which in no way whatsoever complements my existing Favourite Ingredient series (check out halloumi and butternut squash as my number one and number two because that’s all I’ve done so far).  This new ‘Food Heroes’ series will feature letters from me to the people who inspired me and who were… Continue reading Letters to my food heroes #1: Mum

Ricotta and basil gnocchi with roasted tomatoes and a self-help fail

Well, I only went and got a self-help book didn’t I?  Yes, yes I did.  It’s for me by the way.  Not sure that was immediately obvious.  It’s called ‘Two minute mornings: a journal to win your day every day’.  I don’t feel like I’m losing my day exactly it’s just that I do need… Continue reading Ricotta and basil gnocchi with roasted tomatoes and a self-help fail