Category Archive: In the kitchen

Potato, leek and mushroom pie

As the air is getting crisper and the fight against turning the central heating on has been lost there is only one thing left to do – make pie! Winter pies will warm… Continue reading

Let’s make Christmas

The lights have been turned on, shop windows are dressed with tinsel and baubles and mince pies are on the shelves. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And this makes me very excited!… Continue reading

Flash Cooking

Fit, fast flavours for busy people. This is the sub-line to Flash Cooking, a new cookbook by Laura Santtini, and it sounds like me! (Thankfully the ‘fit’ wasn’t before the people!) And so I set… Continue reading

Pearnana tea cake

This cake came about from some sad looking bananas and pears in my fruit bowl. I wasn’t sure if it would be too sloppy with so much fruit but it held its own… Continue reading

Sweetcorn polenta with mushroom strog

Fresh sweetcorn is in abundance in the UK at the moment and I can’t get enough! Sweet and juicy it is a great addition to salads, as fritters, or just grilled on the… Continue reading

ChiThai – Spicy Szechuan eggplant & Chicken larb

A trip to Chinatown inevitably leaves me staggering to the tube station laden with kilos of frozen dumplings, all sorts of spices, sauces and pastes, noodles, and fresh greens and herbs. I just can’t resist… Continue reading

A brekky of champions

Introducing the latest superfood on the block – Quinoa…if you haven’t discovered this crunchy, nutty, wholesome grain of deliciousness yet, this is going to rock your world! Well it certainly has me excited!

A couple of tarts

I love tarts! It really is as simple as that! So when presented with baking something for the lovely Lala’s 30tea party I decided on the perfect pair! Portuguese tarts

Salt and pepper squid with mint tabbouleh

I have only recenty noticed that my local supermarket sells fresh squid. I often have cravings for salt and pepper squid so was delighted to discover that said cravings would only involve a… Continue reading

Any time brunch

Avocado and Vegemite on rye with a poached egg This is one of my all time favourite delights to whip up for brunch. It’s super easy and oh so super scrummy. I might… Continue reading