Monthly Archives: March 2016

Coq au Vin

  Like most French recipes most people think this will be difficult to make, horrifically expensive and very fiddly to make, but trust me ” mon petit choux” this is simplicity itself, even my half witted assistant “Mr Pickles” (see below for a photograph of my little furry friend!) with no culinary skills whatsoever can […]

Cauliflower and cumin fritters with a lime yoghurt dip

Photo by Yotam Ottolenghi (just ’til I take one!) Yotam Ottolenghi is a culinary genius, who, if you haven’t heard of him I suggest you take time to find out – cuz all of his food is delicious……………….This recipe is taken from his first book “Ottolenghi, The Cookbook”  and is one of  many recipes which […]

Leek and Potato Soup

The good thing about soups is that they are very easy and cheap to make (unless you decide on lobster and caviar as the main ingredients!), very forgiving if you get the quantities slightly wrong, or if you need to swap ingredients, yet very tasty and impressive. This is a very basic and simple soup, […]

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

This my hungry little munchkins is one of “er indoors” favourite recipes, quick to prepare, very easy to cook and absolutely delicious! The traditional recipe originates from Italy (it’s name comes from “carbonari” or “coalmen”) and it does not usually contain cream or mushrooms, however I think the addition of the mushrooms adds to the […]