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

Favourites #1: Halloumi

I’m writing about food so why not indulge myself?  I’m starting my favourite ingredients, in no particular order, with halloumi.  I can’t remember the first time I cooked with and ate halloumi but I do remember thinking it didn’t behave like you would expect cheese to behave: ‘It’s not melting, why isn’t it melting? Is… Continue reading Favourites #1: Halloumi

Roasted aubergine, tomato and mozzarella pasta bake

Right! Ok then.  So, I’ve got aubergine, tomato, mozzarella and pasta.  What is my angle with this? What……..is……..my…….angle……?  Hmmmmm.  Well, I’m using tomatoes.  Can I say anything about that?  Ermmmm I don’t think so.  What about baking trays.  I’m using a baking tray!  Shall I mention all my baking trays are broken?  That all of… Continue reading Roasted aubergine, tomato and mozzarella pasta bake

Spring green, courgette and pesto pasta

You may have noticed there are some things missing from my posts of late.  Unusually for an aspiring cooking blog these things are recipes.  Now, during the very short time I’ve been doing this I’ve decided that recipe writing is a bit tedious.  This is good – it means I’m still learning about my myself. … Continue reading Spring green, courgette and pesto pasta

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