I had an urge for desserts again yesterday. A lovely light creamy squishy dessert, as against a good wintry stodgy pudding.
Normally I would have a Proper Pudding this time of year, and keep the squishy desserts for summer, but I think it was Carol’s request for a recipe for the Black Forest Cherry [... More ...]
Simple as anything, it is layers that are delicious when eaten individually, and can be layered in any way you wish. But like this they meld beautifully.
This is my recipe for my cakey brownies. I am not a lover of [... More ...]
There is nothing like a good soup to warm you up, and the weather is so icy and snowy that soup has to be available at the drop of a hat for lunch and for a warming starter before dinner.
I love my pressure cooker for making soup, it makes it really quick and [... More ...]
It is a Monday in October, it is cold and damp outside, but inside my house it is warm and cosy. I don’t feel in the mood for wintry, lovely sticktoyourribs food today. I want something light, herby, easy on the tongue and the stomach.
I want lentils.
What? I hear you say. But [... More ...]
More soup for you to relish the autumnal colours and warming textures, for as well as the deep savouriness of a bowl of clear broth full of vegetables and pasta I also enjoy soups that have more of a velvety texture. Usually that involved blending them and using some root vegetables. Pumpkin and autumn [... More ...]
It is getting chillier, don’t you think? Time for soup…
I was really lucky recently, and won a set of dehydrated stocks from Essential Cuisine – a fab product I had heard of, but I had never used them before.
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There is an excellent fish stall at the Walthamstow Farmers Market, Sea Fayre, fish very fresh, up from Dungeness. Not very cheap, but then fresh fish never is.
So I was astonished to find a fish I had never seen before at an astonishing price of £1 per fish. Horse Mackerel. Or Jack. Or [... More ...]
How posh eh!!
I was so chuffed to be invited by Red Communications to the launch of the Peruvian Hass Avocado season, with the Peruvian ambassador and some other likeminded industry avocado lovers. Thank you again Dominic, I had a fab tea.
Peru is mostly famous in my book for Paddington bear and so [... More ...]
I’m not a huge one for elaborate desserts. I quite like quick, simple creamy ones, with fruit in there somewhere.
Eton Mess is surely one of the quickest to make, especially if, like me, you buy in your meringue shells. Home-made meringue is delicious, but to be honest, I think that the bought ones [... More ...]