Bright and Beautiful: Pasta and Green Things

Sorry I've been away for a while.  I am back now with a recipe that is so easy it's probably a bit cheeky to call it an actual recipe!  But here we are. So this is what we had for dinner tonight.  We'd had a bit of a hefty weekend.  Friday evening began with cider … Continue reading Bright and Beautiful: Pasta and Green Things

I’m not Ottolenghi, but: Farinata Pizza

This is a recipe inspired by Jack Monroe over at http://www.cookingonabootstrap.com.  Jack is one of my foodie inspirations.  I bought their book for my sister when she started at university because I reckon it's as good as any student cookbook out there.  Jack is also a massive campaigner against poverty and LGBT rights and all … Continue reading I’m not Ottolenghi, but: Farinata Pizza

A recipe with unexpected Dr Who References: Fancy (not actually Fancy) Salmon, Pea and Lemon Risotto

Sometimes risotto is a way to use up stuff in the fridge, thrown together with a prayer that it will all be ok.  Sometimes risotto is a carefully planned showstopping, lovingly made with expensive ingredients that are marinaded and slow-roasted for ages before the final dish is ready.  And sometimes a risotto actually fits in … Continue reading A recipe with unexpected Dr Who References: Fancy (not actually Fancy) Salmon, Pea and Lemon Risotto

Breakfast for Dinner: Shakshuka

I fear I may be wading into choppy political waters by claiming that this traditional breakfast dish originates from any one place.  And I don't want to do that.  It comes from somewhere in the Middle East.  And I will say no more about its origins. I will however, tell you all about the flavours … Continue reading Breakfast for Dinner: Shakshuka

Absolutely not Tartiflette

So last Sunday I had one of those days when for absolutely no reason, I was in a terrible mood.  Not even Finding Nemo cheered me up.  So you know it's bad. So after getting pretty sick of me, The Boy decided to run me a bath.  And I listened to (and wailed along to) … Continue reading Absolutely not Tartiflette

Liquid Gold Slow Cooker Stock: Domestic Goddessicity with Virtually Zero Effort

Stock or bone broth is all the rage, dontchaknow.  Everyone's talking about it.  You can get tote bags that say 'Boil your bones' to carry around the Farmers Market. I never used to think it was worth it.  All that standing over a hot stove, skimming off scum.  Not able to leave the house. And … Continue reading Liquid Gold Slow Cooker Stock: Domestic Goddessicity with Virtually Zero Effort

A Bowlful of Dreams: Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Dhal

When I'm feeling a bit rubbishy I want a bowl full of something bright to look at, fragrant to smell and bursting with bold flavours to taste.  And if it's chock full of veg and low fat protein then that's a bonus. There is one meal that ticks all those boxes: A Bowlful of Dreams. … Continue reading A Bowlful of Dreams: Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Dhal

Worth-the-Tears Caramelised Red Onion and Stilton Tart

The humble onion.  Sitting in the background.  Starting off every recipe but never given any credit.  Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.  Well, NO MORE.  This is a recipe that makes the humble onion a star.  A gorgeous, sticky, sweet star, nestled next to its supporting cast: a soft, salty Stilton and crumbly, buttery puff … Continue reading Worth-the-Tears Caramelised Red Onion and Stilton Tart

The step-by-step guide to making a Roast Chicken Dinner to Impress Your Mum and still have time to put on some make up and hoover the flat…

So I was going to post all of these with photos.  But it seems my SD card is corrupted...GAH!...I'm just posting the recipes for now and am setting about either rescuing the SD card, or just cooking everything again to photograph it.  So watch this space.  So this post does not contain any new recipes. … Continue reading The step-by-step guide to making a Roast Chicken Dinner to Impress Your Mum and still have time to put on some make up and hoover the flat…

Boursin Roast Chicken

So I was going to post all of these with photos.  But it seems my SD card is corrupted...GAH!...I'm just posting the recipes for now and am setting about either rescuing the SD card, or just cooking everything again to photograph it.  So watch this space.  The Boy and I had been living together for … Continue reading Boursin Roast Chicken