Cooking with processed foods – recipe number 1

In my last post I defended processed food.  I highlighted lots of processed foods that are not really much different from fresh with regard to their nutritional value and that there are lots of quick meals to cook using them.  I know, I know – part of the reason we want to use convenience foods…

The Middle East via Scotland

Our Scottish beauty, Elisa has decided against feeding us haggis, neeps and tatties, opting instead for Jordanian inspired food. It was delicious so we shall let her off disowning the culinary delights of her homeland. On the menu was Filo Tart filled with Feta and Olives, Galjet Bandura (no photos) served with warm pitta breads…

Easter crept up on me

Suddenly it is Easter.  It seemed to creep up on me.  I know it is early this year but also I think it is being in France.  Yes there is Easter offerings on the shop shelves but in our small local supermarket, there is a bit less space and also they are not the same…

Fat and MS

Fat and MS There are diets out there that claim to do wonders to halt the progression of MS centred on modifying fat in the diet e.g. the Swank diet.  The central principle is strictly limiting saturated fat and eating more polyunsaturated fats, maybe taking supplements. It is quite logical to consider that fats may…

Muesli Cookies

I know, I know – I have been writing about eating less sugar and then I go and put a recipe on the blog for cookies!!!  In fact I notice that my recipes are all sweet recipes.  This comes from people tasting my baked goods at coffee mornings or cake sales and then asking for…

Fruit Cake

Another recipe request – I have given friends chunks of this old fashioned porter cake often and made it to be iced for celebration cakes many a time.  It always goes down well.  It is probably my favourite fruit cake recipe – it is moist, takes less time to bake than most fruit cake recipes and lasts…