Month: December 2012

New Years Eve – Blinis

New Years Eve – Blinis

It’s New Years Eve and what better way to spend the afternoon or evening than with friends and family. You may be having a party or supper? What ever you are doing these bite-sized blinis always go down a treat as an appetizer in our family. Blinis are easy to […]

Happy New Fizz – Champagne Cocktails

Happy New Fizz – Champagne Cocktails

It’s the last day of this extraordinary year. A year of huge celebration in the United Kingdom for both for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and our heroes in the best Olympic games the world has ever witnessed ( bit biased, sorry) It’s a night to celebrate auld lang syne and […]

Recipe Book – Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Recipe Book – Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

I have been having lengthy conversations with my beloved about food. It’s a passion we both share. Today talk turned to the versatility of eggs and how they take on a different taste according to the way they are cooked. So for example a fried egg tastes mightily different to […]

Heaven Preserve Us : Infused Oils

Heaven Preserve Us : Infused Oils

Having presented my idea of perfect pizza in this mornings blog, I thought I would continue by giving you two ideas other than extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on top of them. Both are easy to make and can be stored for up to six months in the cupboard, […]

Recipe Book – Perfect Pizza

Recipe Book – Perfect Pizza

Making pizza used to be one of my favourite ways to unwind. I have to admit these days I’ve become lazy and I do use the pizza setting on the bread maker to make my dough, partly for accuracy, partly for speed and partly because i’ve had a broken arm for […]

Recipe Book – King Prawn and Mango Curry

Recipe Book – King Prawn and Mango Curry

Ok hands up if you’ve had enough of festive food and fancy a refreshing curry? Good because it’s this curry that restores the yin and yang and balances previous overindulgence and leaving us cleansed and positively zen.    Making fresh curry paste is easy and very rewarding when the multitude […]

Festive Spirit : Cheers- Part Two

Festive Spirit : Cheers- Part Two

Day two of Caro Ness’ cocktail odyssey and I have to say there are pretty lovely looking drinks in today’s compendium of delicious-ness …. I think it’s high time I polished the cocktail shaker and filled the ice bucket and dived in.  So I am guessing that many of you […]

Festive Spirit: Cheers – Part one

Festive Spirit: Cheers – Part one

I asked dearest Caro Ness to give me her thoughts on the best cocktails to serve up over the holiday season and boy has she pushed the boat out. I think I’d definitely like to go to a cocktail party at her house – What’s your favourite cocktail? OK! So I […]