Recipe: Easy Waffles

So most people have been consuming pancakes in large amounts over the last week, but here in this house it’s been waffles! Sweet ones, savoury ones, ones with bananas and others with just plain old sugar and lemon… with the addition of our newest kitchen gadget the Waffle Maker from Domu making waffles is actually even easier than making pancakes!…

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Curry Week with The Spice Tailor

I love Indian food, I think it stems from the days when I used to stay over at my first boyfriends flat which happened to be just above an okay-ish curry restaurant, but ordering from there was better than cheese and ham toasties every night! Then I moved into a pub that was just across from an amazing curry house,…

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Recipe: Fettuccine Bolognese #RespectThePasta

This the third of our challenges with ASK Italian. The task is to recreate one of the fettuccine recipes from the ASK Italian cookbook. You can nab the ASK Italian cookbook from any branch and also online. ASK Italian are donating £4 of the retail price of every cookbook sold in their restaurants to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity…

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Recipe: Sausage and bean pasta #RespectThePasta

  Remember when I told you I was taking part in the #RespectThePasta challenge with Ask Italian? Well this is the 2nd challenge… to create a pasta dish and share the recipe with you! I was tempted to try a lasagne, but in the past have royally messed it up and decided to leave facing my pasta nemesis for a…

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Recipes: Retro Treats – Milkshake & Cookies

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a lovely parcel from Creative Tops with some items from their Retro Treats range, a 50’s inspired range of dessert-type goodies! Think American diner and you’ll not be far off! I have been happily making good use of them since they arrived and today I am sharing two simple recipes, Peanut Cookies…

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Brightonians love a Roast

  Tesco recently surveyed 2000 UK parents, and found out that Brightonians spend the most money on their weekly shop, with 41% spending more than £100 a week! They also discovered that 68% of people cook for more than thirty minutes a day during the week but these people clearly do not have new babies in the house! It also…

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Recipe: Simple Flapjack

I love flapjacks, I think it’s because my mum used to make them a fair amount when I was younger, so I know her recipe off by heart. I’d not made them in years until I decided I’d make a batch to take to hospital with me, then ate them all within a day or so, then made another batch…

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In which I make truffles!

You Need:300 ml double cream 50g unsalted butter 280g good quality dark chocolate (70% or more ideally!) 2 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract And to decorate/taste: Rum, cocoa, and orange, and other decorations! I made these around Christmas time, completely forgot I was planning to blog about them, and then found the pictures in a random folder in…

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