Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: February 2011

Recipe Alert – Blue Cheese Gougeres

I have been baking this morning. The kids are home from school on a weekday and they are crying in their rooms as I write this post.

I can hear words and phrases shouted through their doors like ‘stupid’ and ‘you knocked down my castle’ and ‘the Wally books are mine’ etc.

Amidst the chaos of two little boys that has turned from play-mates to boy-fights  in seconds, I keep my sanity by baking.

Gougeres today.

Bluecheese ones.

For a Goose party I have been invited to join tomorrow night.

My Friends A (the dumpling sauce drinker) and AT (the …

Pad Thai

Something you don’t know about me is that I have been searching for years…and I mean years to find a pad thai sauce that could even slightly compare to take-away pad thai.

I have tried powders, sauces, recipes from scratch.

I have bought tamarind puree, shrimp paste and other such items in order to recreate the Thai-take away experience at home.

Alas, to no avail.

Until now.

I spotted this jar of Valcom Pad Thai paste on the shelves in my last shop, and I am at heart an optimist. I like the brand and have their lemongrass and kaffir …

White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I would unofficially call these ‘adult cookies’ if I could.

They are so chunky and full of wonderful ingredients and yet my kids don’t really like them that much. Even though they contain chocolate.

I guess it’s the oats,coconut, sultanas and nuts that get in the way.

I must admit this could be one of my absolute favourite cookie recipes.

However, it does contain a lot of ingredients, which usually puts me off. But these little beauties are worth all the trouble.

So before I go ahead with the recipe, I thought I might share some of my tips to …