Indulgent chocolate dessert made for sharing!

It has been one of those weeks! Work has taken it’s toll and today I’m just feeling shattered. Standing all week in work and running around like a headless chicken is not really my idea of a nice and relaxed me. I’ve come home every day tired and stressed and dying for a gin and…

Kitchen spring clean!

Not so much of a spring clean but a winter clear out. I have been kindly asked to empty our freezer (as if a freezer full of yummy items isn’t a good thing!). I don’t know if many of you have this problem or maybe everyone does, but it comes to a stage when you…

Fun family dinner

A friend of mine who is one of the most amazing mothers there could be, asked me about cooking and why I liked it and so on. I hadn’t quite realised before this conversation, that she never cooks! She buys absolutely everything, albeit it healthy and organic ranges but everything is shop bought or delivered….

Quick and easy pizza!

Last night instead of spending ages preparing a new post, I wanted to make a really nice dinner and be able to sit down with D and have a relaxing night playing scrabble and sitting in front of the fire. Our scrabble abilities are pretty shocking. It is almost as bad as me playing ┬átennis,…

Autumn has arrived!

Autumn has most certainly made it’s presence known. Until this week we have enjoyed a pretty unusual summer, now all of a sudden we notice the change of season. The evenings are growing darker and it is super hard to wake up in the morning. It doesn’t help that I have now started to press…

Julia Child’s Boeuf a la Bourguignonne

I so wish there were a blog genie! After spending nearly 6 hours preparing and cooking this delightful dish, the last thing I want to do is to write up the whole experience (I am super excited to write about it but soooo tired). And yes, the reason I made this dish was because I…

Orange and Almond cake

I recently posted about a pear and almond cake with a streusel topping, well this is a variation on that cake and it is still delicious and light and fluffy. Really I think Delia is a genius! This cake would work with practically any ingredients and I’m already thinking of making a strawberry and pistachio…

Sweet and tasty corn fritters

I haven’t posted in a few days as I had a few disasters in the kitchen this week. I have come to the conclusion that I am simply no good at cooking traditional Chinese food. I can get the balance of tastes but not the rich stickiness that some dishes need. It is possibly due…

Granola goodness

So D and I went out for breakfast this morning which was yummy as always. But as we were leaving my mother rang and said she would be in the area and would pop by for coffee in our house. She may have asked if I had any biscuits to go with said coffee. Of…

Gluten free cookie challenge

Recently I have been experimenting more with gluten free recipes. Mains and starters are quite easy but actually when it comes to baking it can be quite different. Until recently I never really worried about cooking gluten free but lately I have become more aware of the number of people who have a gluten intolerance….