Sausage Ragu

Oh how I loathe the term “signature dish”, it makes me cringe and want to give up cooking. But then I wouldn’t  be a food blogger anymore, would I?  Anyway here is my, cringe, signature dish. A bloody tasty sauce for any type of short pasta, penne (tubes) or conchiglie (shells) work best, all those…

Traditional Porridge

I know you will think I am crazy, telling you how to make porridge, but let me explain. It is a good thing to know how to make, and I think that everyone should have a basic recipe for it. This is, again, a reissued post from my previous blog, but I think it’s okay…

Thai Style Chicken Noodle Broth

I love this. Just love it. If there’s any leftover, it’s just as good reheated and served over cooked Jasmine rice as a curry. Happy days! I guess I’ve had a love affair with the food of South Asia since I was in my very early teens. The first time I tried it was when my…

Coconut Raisin Flapjacks

A lovely bake to have around in the biscuit tin for when the blood sugar runs low at around four in the afternoon. I like to have one alongside a shake or a smoothie, sometimes even a latte. I bloody love flapjacks. They are simple and adaptable. If you don’t like the coconut and raisins…

School Days Bolognese

This is a recipe from my Mum’s old school books from when she studied for her O Level in Home Economics during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. This is a fantastic recipe. Mum’s made this so many times over the years that she never refers to the book any more. She uses it for…

Roasted Tomato and Thyme Soup

My absolute favourite way of making tomato soup ever. It’s foolproof, and just delicious. It’s also ideal for when you have a tomato glut. The recipe I’m gonna give you today is from Sophie Dahl, the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, my favourite childhood writer and the actress Patricia Neal, who was in my favourite movie…

Malteser Traybake

Just the thing you need for the post Easter week. You don’t have to do this with Maltesers, you can adapt this to accommodate any chocolate confection. Last year for my young cousin’s christening I made, at her father’s request, a version using slices of Double Decker bars instead of Maltesers. I love making fridge…