Hassleback al Forno

In Britain we have a tradition of having a roast dinner on a Sunday. This consists of roast vegetables, meat, some gravy and potatoes in some form. Many families still do this but it does tend to use up every pot in the house which has put me off making it just for the two… Continue reading →

Polenta & Chicory

I’ve had a few chicory recipes that I’ve been wanting to try but I’d never been able to source the chicory. I started a subscription to Oddbox which delivers vegetables to your door that were otherwise unwanted and one week there was an add on for chicory. I fancied trying this recipe from Antonio Carluccio’s… Continue reading →

Iced biscuits

Back in London when I used to have a job working as part of a team unlike today when teamwork is positively discouraged by my control-freak manager, I sometimes used to make biscuits to take into the office which were very well received. I no longer get to do that as no-one goes into the… Continue reading →

Wonton Noodle Soup

Wonton noodle soup has always been a great comfort food to me. Generally I’m disappointed by vegetarian dumplings so I was happy to find such a great recipe for them in Jamie Oliver’s ‘Veg’. I have probably made about 2/3 of the recipes in this book and the only one that hasn’t worked was the… Continue reading →

Tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes)

I loooove Korean food and tteokbokki is my favourite Korean food of all and the dish I will always order at a Korean restaurant. Tteokbokki is rice cakes served with fish cake and a spicy barbecue sauce. The fish used seems kind of processed but I love it anyway though I’ve used tinned banana blossom… Continue reading →

Ravioli with ricotta and sage

It’s been an ambition of mine to make ravioli for a while. I did buy a device that was like a tray with some indentations where you put over one sheet of pasta, put in the filling then put over another sheet of pasta and go over it with a rolling pin. This looked like… Continue reading →

Green Gnocchi

It’s been a long time since I posted. I’ve been feeling a bit down and one of the big contributing factors is my job. I have a manager who is a complete control freak and likes to tell me the best way to do everything i.e. her way. Apparently it’s frustrating being challenged over 30p… Continue reading →

Baked Feta Salad

After watching a bit of American Gods on Prime and now the Sandman on Netflix I’m wondering if all Neil Gaiman books are pretty similar – both shows have several Gods with different powers though Sandman’s seem to be more functional like ‘Dream’ and ‘Death’. The ‘Death’ character is pretty much what it says on… Continue reading →

Vietnamese ‘Chicken’ & Mint Salad

I first made this salad many years ago when I lived in the US. Nigella Lawson was doing a competition on her website where you had to make this salad, plate it and take a picture and the best looking picture won. I was a bit annoyed back then because I’d submitted my photo and… Continue reading →


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