Posts tagged "cook"
Simple Summer Supper: Tequila Chilli Prawns with Garlic and Coriander

Simple Summer Supper: Tequila Chilli Prawns with Garlic and Coriander

  Summertime supper inspiration is here, by way of a quick and easy Mexican-themed recipe for these delicious Tequila-spiked chilli prawns, served with coriander. It takes minutes to prepare, it can be grilled either outdoors or indoors, depending upon your preference and it’s really tasty. Serve with sliced avocado, green salad and Mexican flat-breads for a...
Seasonal Summer Eats: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Basil

Seasonal Summer Eats: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Basil

There’s nothing like a welcome spell of unexpected summer weather, to put every commuter you meet into a disarmingly good mood. It also completely re-balances your appetite; who would want to go home to a wintery bowl of spag bol, when suddenly other possibilities seem far more appealing? How about a spontaneous antipasti and prosecco...
KEEP CALM AND FLIP AWAY: Hooray, it’s Pancake Day!

KEEP CALM AND FLIP AWAY: Hooray, it’s Pancake Day!

Rejoice, for Shrove Tuesday (universally known as Pancake Day) – is finally upon us; it comes around but once a year and – as a wicked lie I was once told when I was small would have it – today is the only acceptable day to eat pancakes. Don’t fret, it’s actually hogwash! Traditionally however,...
Want a happy and healthy new year? Try our recipe for Seared Thyme-Scented Tuna with Puy Lentils & Rocket

Want a happy and healthy new year? Try our recipe for Seared Thyme-Scented Tuna with Puy Lentils & Rocket

Irrespective of the notoriously acknowledged cliché that comes with that coined phrase – and scornfully optimistic ideology – New Year, New You, predictably we have all  given in and simply wish (in whatever personal deviation) to live, eat, breathe, sleep, work, create and think with clarity and simplicity. Call it a natural reaction to a...
Christmas Carole's Kitchen: My Mini Gilded Apricot Mince Pies

Christmas Carole’s Kitchen: My Mini Gilded Apricot Mince Pies

I love nothing more than pottering around my cosy Christmas kitchen during the countdown to advent. It keeps me busy and out of Mr C’s way; frankly at this time of year the workshop becomes a multi-tasking force to be reckoned with, but I still like to make myself useful. Therefore, I find that the...
Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas is a fabulous chance to get creative in the kitchen. I love to whip up a myriad of festive treats to give to loved ones, friends who pop in for a mug of cheer and a mince pie and even for all of our little poppets who beaver away so earnestly all year through...
An Italian Christmas: Try the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve

An Italian Christmas: Try the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve

The Feast of the Seven Fishes or Festa dei sette pesci is the Italian tradition for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve and usually consists of many dishes of fried, grilled or steamed seafood and fish. Whilst – to some – seven dishes may sound excessive for the night before a substantial...
The Christmas Kitchen: Classic Christmas Eggnog

The Christmas Kitchen: Classic Christmas Eggnog

Come now, don’t be a Scrooge, embrace the joy of Christmas wholeheartedly! I love the festive cheer that comes with excessive amounts of celebratory feasting with all of my family and friends. Tis’ the season to indulge after all – and it’s always the season in Casa Claus! But both Mr C and I know...
Halloween Treats: Bleeding Red Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Halloween Treats: Bleeding Red Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Halloween may still be a few days away, but we have been busy beavering away in the kitchen planning our bewitching bakes very carefully. And lets be honest, why delay the fun with cake? The witching hour is close at hand so embrace the baking bug, get into the kitchen with our recipe and rustle...