Sydney-siders will know all about him, and some hip city folk might have heard about his London presence. I’m talking about Bill Granger. That man-child food wizard who has made his career on sensational scrambled eggs. Of course there are … Continue reading →
I know you’re probably sick of hearing about paleo recipes on what is essentially a diarised account of gluttony. But how do you think I manage to eat all those delicious goodies without turning into a 250 pound food blogger? … Continue reading →
Earlier this week I went to get a passport photo. Granted most passports photos are terrible for various reasons and mine are no different, however this last one I got was particularly vicious. This time it wasn’t my weight that … Continue reading →
It finally happened. I took a photo of the chocolate babka that is sufficient to post on this blog. Granted the pics aren’t great, but chocolate babka is not about good looks. I have been using a slightly minimimised version … Continue reading →
Joël Robuchon believes that ratatouille is best when you cook each vegetable separately, so that ‘each will taste truly of itself’. While that theory might work wonders for a man who gets paid to cook rataouille, it doesn’t go down … Continue reading →
I have a little recipe book where I keep all my cuttings and family recipes. Its pages are splattered with flour and other ingredients, and some of the pages are even stuck together. Scattered through out this book are mysterious … Continue reading →
This recipe has risen to the ranks of most favoured in my house above cakes and slices and all kinds of goodies. Instead buying store-bought biscuits, I try have these on hand most of the time. These particular cookies are … Continue reading →
Asif AKA, The Duke Oh Delhi recently sent me a sample of his latest culinary alchemy. Little pots of Indian snack mixes unlike anything you ever tried. I’m not talking your average Bombay mix, where the most exciting oxymoron is … Continue reading →
We’re in the thick of it now. It’s cold most days and we got a dump of snow a couple of weeks ago. A blizzardy Friday meant the boys were picked up early from school and the town went into … Continue reading →
Travel can become a double-edged sword. The more you travel, the harder it is to achieve those precise moments of awe and amazement that you seek. But I like to think that instead of dulling my sensitivities, my travel experience … Continue reading →
Many years ago I used to work at a cafe that was run by an Armenian family. I met my husband there, and they ran a tight ship where both AT and I learned the skills we would later use … Continue reading →
This recipe is really just another version of my mum’s apple cake. Easy to make and even easier to eat, this is the go-to pudding in my house. AT and I had been discussing a blueberry pie, but in my … Continue reading →
Not everyone can say that say that a chicken fell on their head. I can of course and it seems like the perfect way to introduce my post about roasting chicken. I’ve been watching a lot of Woody Allen films … Continue reading →
Writing about food has it’s perks. Stewart from The Cheese Boutique sent me a box of cheese on Friday. I’d been anticipating my special delivery since he kindly offered some samples earlier in the week. These guys specialise in French, … Continue reading →
I’m cheating a bit here. I have posted this recipe before, but it’s so good it’s worth posting again, but with the benefit of my improved photography skills, of course. The air has turned brisk and all of a sudden … Continue reading →
I am of the mind that home made ice cream is best left to those with ice cream machines. I’ve eaten my fair share of pathetic home-made crystallised ice-creamery in the past and I’m not really interested in making something … Continue reading →
In Scotland I had the pleasure of eating homemade oatcakes at The Steading cafe in Keith. They were served in place of bread with cheese and complemented the meal perfectly. I have used oatcakes on my cheese plates before but … Continue reading →
I’ve been making pancakes for years and I’ve never really thought they were that great. I much preferred leaving it to the professionals at Pancakes on the Rocks or any other venue that can flip a decent batter. It was … Continue reading →
I had a victory yesterday. A cream cheese victory. I hear you asking, ‘can cream cheese be anything other than victorious?’ and I agree but in this case I’m talking about cream cheese icing. I don’t know if you’ve ever … Continue reading →
In the unlikely case that you’ve bought yourself a wedge of blue cheese and have some left over in the fridge – I have a solution if you’re looking to minimise the guilt you’ll feel as you eat the remainder … Continue reading →
I rediscovered a Martha Stewart Christmas Cookie magazine in my recipe book cupboard on the weekend. I flipped through the pages undecided about what to make…and yet unable to make anything. Most of the recipes contained various nut manifestations which … Continue reading →
Well, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was quite the celebration, but befitting the British cliche, it rained the whole time. Not a lot. But it was an overcast weekend with drizzle, meaning we had to have our Jubilee party in VC’s … Continue reading →
I thought I’d better set the scene for you. Of course a half a can of Guinness should never go to waste so I gave it a good home while I baked. I found this recipe on twitter, as it … Continue reading →
It turns out I go a bit crazy in the kitchen when I’m anxious. In the last 2 weeks I’ve made cupcakes, apple cake, mont blanc, 3 batches of cookies and 2 batches of caramel popcorn. I guess cooking is … Continue reading →
I don’t usually buy cabbages like this. Winter cabbages are so hard and have a strong, almost bitter taste. I usually use the Chinese Cabbage which is a softer flavour and texture perfect for stir fries and light sauteing. However, … Continue reading →
I know I said I wouldn’t post anything this week, due to our move. But it’s Saturday and cold and I made something nice this morning, so I thought I’d share. Shashuka is a north African dish which I think we’ve … Continue reading →
I have a little confession to make. When we moved to London in June last year, we were struck adrift with no access and indeed no funds to a gymnasium. As yet the ‘Heathrow injection’ as they call it had … Continue reading →
I made truffles this year, just this afternoon actually, because I had a spare tub of Rodda’s Clotted Cream from a review I was doing for Foodepedia. I was inspired by their recipes and even more inspired by their 101 … Continue reading →
This is hot off the press this one. I made this cake last week and it’s already gone down in the family annals as legendary. I had bought a huge tin of Tate & Lyle’s Golden Syrup for one reason … Continue reading →
This is no ordinary strawberry shortcake. Perfect for when strawberries are in season when they not only taste great but are cheap too. Fairly easy to make, always impressive and lovely to eat, this almond shortbread and with strawberries served with … Continue reading →
This recipe has a special place in my heart. Years ago, I used to own and run a small cafe and sandwich bar with AT and Mum…it was called ‘On a Roll’…get it? Anyway, we had a lovely lady working for us called Kathy and she told me about this Thai Pumpkin Soup that she liked to make. It was so easy to do and a fresh twist on an old favourite that I still use to this day. A little secret I learned when making soups, was that if you saute all the vegetables first, you’ll get a stronger, richer flavour than if you simply boiled it all up.
For anyone looking for LOW GI or Paleo recipes, if you take out the potato, this recipe follows all the rules!
Kathy’s Sweet Chilli Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Half a small pumpkin (Jap or Butternut is best)
1 carton (4L) of chicken stock
1 can of coconut milk
Sweet chilli sauce
Handful of fresh corriander (cilantro)
It might seem superfluous, but fry up the onion (sliced) in a little oil first.
Add the small chunks of potato and pumpkin and fry that up for a moment as well.
Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.
Once boiling, turn it down to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are soft.
Take off the heat and blitz with a stick blender.
Put back on a gentle heat and add the fish sauce, sweet chilli and coconut milk.
Go according to your taste, start with a table spoon of the fish and sweet chilli sauces, and add more till you are happy with the flavour.
Stir in the chopped coriander and serve up .
Many years ago, back in the day when we could go out for breakfast in relative peace and quiet, we used to visit a little tiny cafe called the Bowen Island Bakery. You may have heard of it, apparently it’s … Continue reading →
I stand by my outrageous claims that this is indeed, the best brownie recipe ever. In the world. I have made it many, many times, and it never fails to impress. It’s moist, rich, delicious hot or cold, deeply chocolatey. (that … Continue reading →
Let me paint a picture of Maidenhead at lunch time for you. Loping office workers wander the High street with their M&S sandwich and bag of crisps in hand, slinking back to work past a strip of pound stores, charity … Continue reading →
The team at UK online gift store The Gifted Penguin are offering a 10% discount for Feeding Time blog readers. All you have to do is enter the code: FEEDINGTIME when you check out and you’ll get 10% off the purchase … Continue reading →