We had a taste of India at cubs on Friday night. We had a sleepover at the church where we meet. An Indian friend of mine (thank you so much Meena!!) came and answered questions about India, showed them a little Bollywood dancing and helped the cubs make chapattis, raita and a Indian semolina dessert. … Continue reading Indian themed cub sleepover
Just have to share this recipe with you – it isn’t you most good looking soup but don’t judge a book by its cover!! This is the perfect soup to use up stale crusty bread and blue cheese. I still have some wonderful Stilton from Christmas brought from the UK by friends and it was… Continue reading It may not look great but so delicious!!
This cute little squash is called Potimarron here in France. I really don’t know how easy it is to buy in the UK. We don’t really do pumpkin and squash in the UK. Except for Butternut squash and the tasteless orange pumkins that make good lanterns for Halloween. Here in the markets this time of… Continue reading Let me introduce the humble Potimarron
Things get busy in the run up to Christmas and things have been quiet on the blog during December. I thought I would begin the New Year with a few festive successes on the food front. I have already shared my first attempt at mincemeat despite intending to make my own most years. I have also wanted… Continue reading Happy New Year – some festive recipes
During the festive season with a vegetarian at the table needs some fancy food that sits nicely with the trimmings of the festive meal. This is the hit of this Christmas but could be used any time of year – in the summer it could be served with a salad or an interesting coleslaw like the… Continue reading Festive main course for vegetarians
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
….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…