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

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…

Courgettes with garlic, chilli and lemon (and tomatoes, if you like)

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.  This started life, without the tomatoes,  as an additional … Continue reading Courgettes with garlic, chilli and lemon (and tomatoes, if you like)

Thyme and Time Roasted Carrots and Onions

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.  I have opinions on carrots. I find boiled carrots … Continue reading Thyme and Time Roasted Carrots and Onions