Green Rice

With the week that is in it, I thought I would post something green. Tomorrow is Saint Patricks Day and I think a lot of people are feeling a little lost as to how to keep the festivities alive especially when it comes to our tiny humans. I am lucky, Alexander still doesn’t really know…

Green Goddess Quiche

This week, I am doing a mini celebratory dance. I am now officially the sole owner of my house. The place I have raised my son, the place I have most of my memories of my daughter and the place I have made into our home. I made our home a home. Myself and Alexander…

Potato, pancetta and egg breakfast skillet

This week, I have been waking up feeling full of life and buzzing with energy. I feel like I am dancing and singing around the place, now whether I am or if it is in my head I dunno, but it feels good to be alive and free and full of optimism again. The sun…

Onion, thyme and parmesan tart

Since I have been back at work after my maternity leave, I haven’t taken a day off. I’m very very lucky to be able to work 8-5 Monday to Friday and weekends off, but ten months is rather a long time in which not to take even a day off. Especially when being a single…

Carrot Cake

I have been sitting on this recipe for many years now. To be honest, I rarely make it. I really don’t know why, because it is magic! It’s delicious and light and moist and way too easy to eat a huge slice of it. I like to think the carrots count as one of your…

Profiteroles

Last week it was my hubby-to-be ‘s birthday. We’re not exactly in the celebrating mood these days yet but when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he replied ‘fire logs’. That’s all he wanted. I didn’t complain, this was the easiest present ever to buy him and I was relieved at the…

Welcome to 2015!

I may be coming to the party somewhat slightly late but this is my first post in 2015! Life has thrown us a few curveballs recently and slowly but surely we are learning to deal with it all and attempting to resume normal life. January is one of those months… both D and I have…

Just in time for Valentines!

In an effort to gear myself up to make traditional macaroons, I have been playing around to come up with a coconut macaroon biscuit that works and that I wouldn’t be embarrased to post on my blog. What I thought would be an easy task, was so far from just that. Every and any recipe…

Back to basics!

While talking over a couple of beers and some red wine on Saturday night, I had a flutter of renewed energy about my blog. I always have thoughts and energy to cook and write but I feel I may have strayed off course as of late. I know the basics of cooking. But the idea…

The everything frittata

Every so often we wake up early on a Sunday morning absolutely starving! With the lazy mood we would be in, I wouldn’t even want to get out of my pj’s let alone head to the shop. Sundays are generally the day that we do a big shop, so in the morning there is basically…