Friends of mine have invested in the Lidl version of the Thermomix – MrCuisine. Not nearly as fancy with no on-line platform and step by step instructions on a little screen, maybe not such a powerful motor but it gives a lot of the functions at a fraction of the price. The low price means… Continue reading Cooking with friends
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
I certainly have!! Lots of multiple course meals. Lots of snacks and meals on the road between relatives that live a long way from each other. Mince pies, presents of chocolate, a few glasses of wine, bowls of nibbles….you know the drill. Lots of sitting around chatting with relatives and sitting in cars or on… Continue reading Indulged over Christmas?
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
…..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….