It is the end of November, maybe a little early for mince pies but Anita (the Thermomix queen) wanted to make some and so did I. One thing I have never done, although every year I say I will, is make my own mincemeat from scratch. So with my French friend, it seemed only right… Continue reading Nice way to spend a Friday morning
It is that time of the year again. Creeping into middle of November, its getting cold and dark, warming mugs of hot milky drinks are just the ticket. To start getting all festive, lots of our favourite coffee shop chains are bringing out their flavoured hot drinks. Gingerbread latte, eggnogg latte, fudge hot chocolate and… Continue reading How about a Xmas Latte anyone?
….then here are a few to help stop wasting potatoes. I was amazed at how many potatoes are wasted in the UK. I know I have been guilty of forgetting to use spuds and throwing away soft, smelly, sprouting potatoes. You certainly don’t think of potatoes being something to pop in the freezer but cooked… Continue reading Love tips for less waste…
As promised, I am sharing my experience of my Thermomix Demo. First thing to say is this is my personal opinion, this is not a sponsored post so truly independent. It’s a long one so make a cuppa and have a read. Most importantly, the food. What did we eat and how good was it? … Continue reading Thermomix – how was the demo?
…..Even has a recipe book to beat all recipe books ever with built in scales, timer and temperature control. It makes soup, it steams and can be your slow cooker. It blends, it chops, it mixes, it kneads bread dough although it doesn’t bake the bread. OK maybe not quite ‘all’ and it doesn’t wash… Continue reading One kitchen gadget that does it all….
Embedded in a story in the paper the other day, about the sugar content of meal deals (which was interesting in itself), there was an interesting bite size article about the effect of labelling foods as snacks or meals. The study, carried out at Surrey university, was simple, give people the same food but one… Continue reading Snack or meal: how something is labelled matters
My youngest loves pesto. A friend made fresh pesto once when we were over for dinner, the kids had already had something to eat earlier, they were quite little at the time. The bowl of spaghetti and pesto was put in front of me with that gorgeous smell that you only get with freshly made… Continue reading Pesto, pasta and peas