Well hello strangers! Apologies for my absence but over the past few weeks my life seems to have upped its pace and I've barely had any time for kitchen experiments. Monday just gone though, I finally had a few minutes to try something new. This time, it was brownies...yes, you have understood that correctly, I've … Continue reading Bad Brownies
Pasta is one of those things that seems to divide the nation, most people either love it or they find it utterly bland and boring. I'm here today to challenge those in the latter category because when I've spoken to people who find pasta bland and boring, it's usually as a result of being exposed … Continue reading Let’s talk about pasta!
Hello again! You might remember I said I'd share with you my Mindful Chef box experience and here it is. I've tried a couple of other recipe boxes in the past as well, so I'll throw in some comparisons to those so you have a bit of an idea of what you'll get if you … Continue reading Mindful Chef (and other recipe boxes)
Gooooood morning everyone and welcome to what, to me at least, seems to be a rather fresh Monday morning! That might be because I have been fortunate enough to spend the last week in Paphos, sunning myself and sitting in a hydro pool - this English weather is just such a shock to the system! I … Continue reading I’m back and I’m bragging!
I won't lie, I haven't done a huge amount of cooking recently, even though I have done a huge amount of eating - I mean who doesn't like gaining a few pounds before going on holiday!?! What I have squeezed in though is a couple of attempts at my grain free, refined sugar free muffins. … Continue reading Still on the muffins…
Hello, hello! This one isn't so much me sharing my tips as asking for them, as I've branched out into a whole new world. We all have to learn at some point but so often, we see perfect recipes online and have no idea why ours turn out differently. So here's where I'm at... Have … Continue reading Experiment: Rose Panna Cotta with Rhuarb
Now I don't want you to think I'm a packet addict but I have once again tried out a packet mix that I found in the supermarket. With hindsight, had I checked the ingredients and what I needed to add to the packet, I would have seen that this is essentially a packet of flour … Continue reading Delicious, Gluten Free, Cheesy Dough Balls
Some of you may have noticed that my recent posting pattern has been somewhat different to how I started out, in that I've been rather quiet in the last week. There's one very straightforward reason for this and that is that my recent kitchen adventures haven't quite ended as I hoped they might. I toyed … Continue reading Recent, unsuccessful adventures in the kitchen…
The other day, in my usual food-is-always-on-my-mind way, I got to thinking that I hadn't created or eaten anything with sausage meat in a while. (No naughty jokes please!) I did a bit of Googling and I found that lots of people use Italian sausage, etc. to stuff peppers and decided that I could do … Continue reading Recipe: Sausage Stuffed Peppers
Every now and then I go on a bit of a health-kick, but knowing myself as I do, that means I have to find healthier versions of the treats I know and love. This time round, I found out about Superfood Bakery and ordered myself some cookie mix that was free from gluten, dairy and … Continue reading Superfood Bakery: Spirit Lifters Cookies