February 10, 2016

Paddy Cooks… Lemon, Ricotta and Pea Linguine

Lemon, Ricotta and Pea Linguine Paddy Cooks

    The 8-year-old kid chef has been back in the kitchen this week – several times, in fact. Keen to hone his skills and to continue making good, tasty food for the family, he decided to create this recipe. We are certainly not complaining as it really is delicious. At this rate, Paddy’s plans […]

A Traditional Hashweh Recipe

hashweh recipe

    I first tried this recipe just over a year ago when I visited my very old (as in ‘known a long time’ and definitely not as in ‘aged’) friends from my college days. This rice and meat recipe is a dish from the Middle East which is traditionally used as a stuffing but can also […]

Caitlin’s Cinnamon Toast Recipe

Cinnamon Toast

    I find it delicious at the best of times but I find there is something quite comforting about the smell of cinnamon during the winter months especially. With the clocks going back and days becoming darker for longer, why not try Caitlin’s delicious cinnamon toast recipe for a different kind of breakfast that […]

A Touch of Luxury: Amaretti Biscuits

amaretti biscuits

      For some reason I always believed baking amaretti biscuits was a difficult task. Perhaps because I remember an attempt not so long ago that didn’t quite work out. Actually, it was a complete disaster. This photograph is not from that attempt.     That photograph was from a later attempt. One which […]

Tuna Fusilli with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Tuna fusilli with olives and sun dried tomatoes

    We all love pasta in this house which is no bad thing when you consider how versatile it is to use and how quick it is to cook. We often throw together speedy recipes at the last minute when dinner time is looming but preparation time is in short supply. With just a few […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Tomato, Mozzarella and Melon Appetisers

Prosciutto wrapped tomato, melon and mozzarella appetisers

  This appetiser is a great dish to serve at a summer party or barbecue and the combination of sweet and savoury flavours is a real treat for the tastebuds!   Ingredients: 100g prosciutto crudo ham 125g mozzarella half a honeydew melon 100g cherry tomatoes Cocktail sticks   Method: Using a melon baller work through […]