Italian food – a cooking class!

I was a participant for this class. It was amazing. I ate way too much but it was all so very delicious. It kept me fueled for my evening in the forest with cubs and scouts until late building shelters and geocaching. Two lovely ladies from Puglia ran the class. If you are not familiar…

Thermomix – how was the demo?

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? …

Broad beans in season….just in at the market.

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…

Vietnam Part 2 – Fresh Spring Rolls

Did the last post whet your appetite for more Spring Rolls?  Have you come back for more?  You won’t be disappointed – I certainly wasn’t disappointed with my first encounter with fresh spring rolls before.  The nearest thing I have had is duck pancakes at a Chinese restaurant. Full of fresh crunchy, raw lettuce, cucumber, carrots,…

Make it up as you go along chicken noodle soup!

If there is one thing I love about the cold weather is pulling out the biggest pot I have and throwing together a large quantity of soup.  There is nothing quite so comforting as a big bowl of soup on a cold day with a nice big chunk of crusty bread and maybe a bit…

Kids – What makes a good sandwich?

It should taste yummy, it should fill us up to keep us going until our next meal and give us good stuff to keep us healthy. 1 First you need some bread.  Do you always have boring white bread?  Try something different.  Wraps, pitta, rolls, bagels, brown, seeded, wholemeal, ‘best of both’ or added fibre…

It’s winter – time for lots of comfort food…

What is comfort food?  I think we all have different criteria.  For me it is food that I can eat with a fork or spoon, that is warming and filling, is easy to make but may take a while to cook filling the house with wonderful aromas and it usually has a connection to some…