Brownies are not something I make a lot. They are quite indulgent and as a result need a lot of butter, eggs, chocolate and brown sugar – so generally need to go and shop before I make brownies. My regular bakes are generally more frugal (but still yummy!) so there is always enough ingredients in… Continue reading Brownies – I like them fruity
I had a trial cooking club session. I have been talking and thinking about doing something like this for a long time. Get people together to cook – share recipes, have fun cooking and eating together. It doesn’t matter whether people are good cooks already or want to learn new skills, looking for inspiration for… Continue reading Cooking Club in Maisons-Laffitte – my trial session
1.4 million edible bananas are thrown away every day, according to an article in the Guardian, that is £80 million worth of bananas!!! As you know I do like to do my bit to reduce food waste, I am far from perfect but I really never throw away a banana as there are too many… Continue reading Bananas in a pan…
One thing that the world could eat more of is pulses. From a nutritionist point of view they are full of fibre and protein, provide a good dose of micronutrients too but I think they have a bad image. That they are only eaten because they are ‘healthy’ or ‘cheap’ (both are true) or because… Continue reading Chick Pea yumminess
I need to try a new recipe with the broad beans. Broad bean and courgette pilaf inspired by lovely Simon Rimmer, he does good veggie recipes.. As per usual didn’t quite have the full ingredients but I did have some asparagus and runner beans. The recipe also requested to slice and griddle the courgettes but… Continue reading Broad beans in season….just in at the market.
How am I doing with my not binning food challenge? I don’t think I am doing too badly. I have to admit to having to put a chunk of pumpkin in the compost as I didn’t get around to making soup quickly enough. Oooops. And I didn’t quite finish up a small carton of cream… Continue reading Not binning food equals Glamorgan sausages – mmmm.
First day of giving up binning food with the Love Food Hate Waste Lent challenge saw me checking the kitchen to see what things may wind up in the bin. It resulted in me making a weird but surprisingly nice lunch of leftovers. There were 2 small wraps looking a bit lonely in the fridge… Continue reading Leftovers for lunch