Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: September 2012


According to Wikipedia, the Italian dessert tiramisù means “pick-me-up”, or metaphorically, “make me happy”. When I read this, I shook my head in disbelief. Read on, to find out why and to become privy to my most excellent recipe for tiramisu.

I think we can all agree that this layered Italian creation is a celebration dessert. With the effort and specialty ingredients required, it’s not really an every day event. But there are times, like yesterday for us, when a bad day can warrant making something special for pudding, just to make up for it.

We tried to make a …

Super-easy sticky date puddings with toffee sauce

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 it feels as if summer is over. Even though the days are still warm and sunny,  the cooler evenings and mornings signal the start of the change of seasons. And you know what that means don’t you?

Puddings. Not even a whisper of autumn and I’m already looking for excuses. And all of this on the week that I can’t …

Peanut Butter Chocolate Icecream

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 that I can buy fairly cheaply that tastes a lot better than anything I can make.

But then, one sunny afternoon, I was having Sunday lunch in a pub down in Rye. It was manned by one family, and lunch was cooked by one very passionate cook, the dad and owner. He served up a most delicious array of roast …