Soup for lunch (and other times) with annotations for the home cook

2018 shall henceforth be known as the year I got my act together. I know it’s only February but I’ve got high hopes for this year. Please don’t let me down.  You’re wondering what on earth soup has got to do with getting my act together.  Well, I’ll tell you.  It’s about making sure I’m… Continue reading Soup for lunch (and other times) with annotations for the home cook

Non-scary mini blackberry and star anise almond tarts

I tend not to get on-board with themed cooking.  I’m just not that organised (or very good at it for that matter).  I planned to make Hallowe’en gingerbread cookies one year but my icing was truly horrific.  I may pick up a cookie cutter again in time for next Hallowe’en but I’m not making any… Continue reading Non-scary mini blackberry and star anise almond tarts

Favourite Ingredient #2: Butternut Squash

I tentatively observe my rotund adversary from a safe distance, chefs knife in hand, carefully calculating my next move.  There it is on the chopping board, all smug and awkwardly shaped, taunting me with its curves and corners.  I go forth swiftly, knife poised to make my move, for it must be sure, without hesitation. … Continue reading Favourite Ingredient #2: Butternut Squash