Besides a penchant for ice cream sundaes (a not-so-secret weekly indulgence weekly when hubby is out), my go-to sweet treat is without a doubt something chocolatey. Actually, strike that. My go to food is ANYTHING chocolate based. I get through mounds of the good stuff. Pretty much every week I make something chocolate themed. Gooey brownies,… Continue reading The Great British Chocolate Taste Test.
My favourite cuisine changes as often as Radio 4 mentions the word Brexit. One day I’m dreaming of the musky, heady flavours of the Middle East, the next I’m craving the zesty freshness of fragrant Thai dishes. Last week I had a thing for Scandinavian flavours (creamy meatballs, sooooo good), whereas this week I’m all… Continue reading Apple pie baklava
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