I had four days off over the weekend! Hooray! This of course meant I was able to indulge in a lot of cooking. Saturday night we had Ben’s mum over for dinner and so I constructed the first Lasagne al Forno I’d made in about five years (needed more beschamel!), as well as my classic… Continue reading How to make Whipped Feta
You ever have those weekends where you have oodles of plans, but none of it comes to fruition because of one small, tiny, factor? Yeah, that was my weekend. After walking for too long in the incorrect footwear (i.e. no heels) on Saturday, I hurt my hips quite badly meaning a day or sofa-rest as… Continue reading Oven Baked Lamb Kofta
Ben was in Amsterdam a few weekends ago, meaning I had a lot of time to myself to do whatever it was I wanted to do. So what did I do? Well, I cleaned and cooked, so it wasn’t really that much different to a normal weekend with Ben around except the fact I had… Continue reading Traditional Hummus
That was the best Easter weekend I have had for as long as I can remember! The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, and that’s exactly what Ben and I did. It was a weekend with a lot of food, a cooking mishap or two (i.e. buying the wrong ingredient for… Continue reading Easy Coronation Chicken – Perfect for Sandwiches!
Although it’s winter, and although comfort food is all I have been banging on about, on Saturday night Ben and I decided to go a little Tex Mex to accompany a lazy TV night in. See, the weekend was a bit of a do-nothing-time as I finished up a contract on Friday and needed some… Continue reading Buffalo Wings (with ranch dipping sauce!)
When I was a teenager my brother and sister (and therefore my parents by proxy) were involved in the medieval community, which meant a lot of my teenage years were spent around medieval fares, banquets, and people who dressed up in chain mail and whacked each other with swords. Considering I was more into Nirvana… Continue reading How to Make Mulled Wine
When you're gluten free, like me, it can be a pain to find new and interesting, let alone delicious, ways to keep your guests fed and entertained whilst you prepare the main course. Cue this sexy little number - easy enough to prepare in advance, and then grill in the George Foreman when your guests arrive.… Continue reading Grilled Asparagus & Serrano Ham
Cong You Bing are Chinese Shallot Pancakes, a savoury pancake that I absolutely adore! The first time I had these was at my local Sushi Station where they were served wrapped around karaage, cream cheese, tomato and lettuce – a very interesting fusion combination! However, these can be served with just about any filing you… Continue reading Cong You Bing