Unlike many foodies of similarly frugal inclination, I am not particularly green fingered. Our meagre veg patch doesn’t actually host any vegetables, but contains a few strawberry plants (of which we harvest a few handfuls each summer), a thornless blackberry (gifted by a neighbour) and some woody herbs which are more than a little outta… Continue reading Beetroot and orange cake with cream cheese frosting
I LOVE spice, unlike my chilli phobic, flavour dodging husband. I usually tone down the heat for his timid tastebuds, or (rather annoyingly) make two versions of the same meal, his with a miniscule amount of spice, mine with a more ‘sizeable’ helping. So when Spice Kitchen UK sent me a selection of spice mixes… Continue reading Three Super-Spicy recipes
I’ve just returned from a two week break with the family in the south west, and though I had a fabulous time (thank goodness for grandparents on toddler watch), economy was never far from my mind. Scrumptious regional treats were the highlight of my holiday (as they are in many people’s travels). West Country cream… Continue reading How to eat well on holiday: three money saving tips
So it’s time to talk nutrition. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start writing recipes for flourless vegan paleo radish no-cheese cheesecake. I am, however, still concerned about what I put in my mouth and the effect it has on my mind and body. Even more so now I have two young kids. I want… Continue reading Sweet potato latkes, poached egg and tahini yogurt
During both of my pregnancies, I began to experience a little of what husband dearest must experience endure most days: MAJOR meat cravings. I’ve written before about the hubby’s love of red meat in my post Spinach and salmon pizza, and only once ‘with child’ did I really understand the allure of a great big hunk… Continue reading Marinated halloumi with herby giant couscous
As much as I’d love to have the time to shop exclusively at my local market, I’m a mere mortal with two kids, and the idea of making numerous trips every week to my local town centre with screaming munchkins in tow is enough to make the coolest of cucumbers rather stressed. So, I join… Continue reading Five ways to boss your supermarket shop, pennywise style.
I have an admission to make. Despite avidly reading recipes, and now indeed writing them myself, I rarely ever stick to one. I call it my creative spirit. I see cooking as an artistic expression of my personality, using a recipe as a scaffold and adding original embellishments to create the very best version of… Continue reading Super duper chocolate brownies