Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: January 2015

Pea Shoots and Paris

Pea Shoots and Paris

As you know I recently had a friend from Australia visit me here in the UK. She spent a few days in the area with her partner, but mostly came to spend time with me and the boys. We met when I was pregnant with KT and have been friends ever since – that’s coming on 10 years now. The last night of their stay, L and JJ came over for a home-made dinner. It was hard to know what to make, as I didn’t want to spend more time in the kitchen than necessary and they’d be gormandising in …

White Chocolate Blondie

Remember when I said I was looking to post more exciting, healthy recipes this year? I thought I might start at the bottom end of this aspiration and work my way up. I’ve been busy with some visiting friends and looking to try some fresh, light and tasty sides to go with our main meal tomorrow night. They’ve been gorging in France over the new year and I think they could use some greens so I’m going to try something with pea shoots and broad beans. But in the meantime, this recipe is perfect for anyone who wishes they could …

Ready Steady Cooks & Co.

Welcome to 2015. It’s taken me a while to crank up my mojo but here I am. Christmas was a whirlwind of rocky road and truffles and cellophane and curling ribbon and I came out the other side of December needing a little break from the kitchen and indeed the temptations of the festive season. This year I’m looking for recipes to freshen up my tired old culinary repertoires, and more importantly recipes that will help me fit into my black jeans again.

Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of being a judge for the in-house staff food competition …