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
I won’t bother with the usual self indulgent preamble, let’s cut to the chase: crab isn’t necessarily the first ingredient you think of when planning a meal based on economy. I could tell what you were thinking. It may not be quite as luxurious as its crustacean cousin, lobster, but this rusty-red armoured beast still yields… Continue reading Super sophisticated crab linguine
All credit to my wonderful sister in law, Joanna, who provided the inspiration for this post. It’s well into what feels like summer, and as a true Brit, it feels almost obligatory to spend time outside whilst the sun is shining. You never know how long it will last, after all. Besides alternating between… Continue reading Five tips for the perfect pennywise picnic
Before I had kids, I used to take great pleasure in idling around my local town centre on market day. An hour or two could happily be spent browsing the bounty on offer. I’d contentedly saunter around the veg stalls, eyeing up the seasonal produce, spending time surveying and handling the treasures and chatting with… Continue reading Pan fried cod cheeks with caper and lemon butter
I have the misfortune fortune of being married to a perfectionist. My husband thrives on the pleasure of getting certain little intricate details in life absolutely spot on. Need a spot of DIY doing? He’s your man (complete with spirit level, tape measure and pencil perched behind the ear). He is a dab hand with a… Continue reading Simple Spring Chicken and Veg bake
Everyone has favourite things. Favourite film, favourite holiday destination, favourite Beatles’ record, favourite child. Actually, scrap that last one. Well I’m going to go as far as say the list you’re about to read doesn’t just contain my favourite thrifty ingredients, it includes the five thrifty ingredients I couldn’t live without. Ok, so perhaps I’m being… Continue reading Five thrifty ingredients I can’t live without