It’s not just a man’s heart that food can find its way to. No, no, no. The best way to show your mum how much you love her? That’d be with something homemade, sweet and totally delicious. And perhaps washed down with a few glasses or prosecco whilst staring at a beautiful bunch of flowers… but you get the idea: cake first.
With a hearty base of penne pasta and packed with all kinds of raw and fiery veggies this is the kind of salad that’ll put hairs on your chest. The kind that’ll make you want to chop wood and grow a beard do other gender stereotypes I haven’t mentioned. You get the idea: this is a fiery dish that’s perfect for celebrating the arrival of warmer weather.
You may remember from my previous post that I’m in the process of reviewing a whole host of kitchen goodies by Panasonic. I can’t lie I’m enjoying this collaboration so much: every couple of months something exciting turns up at my door and I try to make it look at home in my kitchen. I say that, because the Panasonic range is seriously shiny and the appliances look ever so slightly out of place in my not-as-shiny kitchen… they look as though they were made to stand upon sparkling marble work tops!
I am a firm believe that ginger biscuits are not just for Christmas. But then again I do love ginger. Warming and hearty, these babies go from ingredients in your cupboard to tasty stuff in your belly in just 20 minutes. Whip these up on a night in and see how fast they disappear with a cup of tea and a film.
This time of year is very exciting for us food bloggers: it’s time for us to shine! It’s no secret that beauty and fitness is ever so popular right now, so indulgent recipes don’t get quite as much attention as recipes for super-clean-organic-vegan-raw-gluten-free-paleo… *takes breath*
I don’t really like peas. (I am going somewhere with this)
I got the idea for these when I was at a party on the weekend. After dinner, a big selection of cookies were brought out and whilst everyone else was diving in for the double choc chip cookies, I was eyeing up the oat & raisin ones. Obviously I love all cookies (duh) but I really like the rustic gnarly ones, the kind you could imagine a farmer’s wife whipping up!
This one is for when you’ve made last minute plans for people to come over for dinner, or even for yourself on an evening when you fancy something sweet but don’t fancy the effort. It’s a formula that will work time and time again.
Don’t think for one second that it’s all plain sailing in a food blogger’s kitchen. Oooh no. But then there’s that saying, “The person who never made a mistake never made anything” and in this case, a bit of trial an error has lead me to create a superb biscuit recipe that I think you’re going to love.
You already know that I like to sneak out the sugar in my baking every once in a while. To be honest it’s not always with the goal of making treats a little healthier; I genuinely prefer cakes that aren’t mega sugary. I’ve always preferred more wholesome, rustic recipes like a lovely carrot cake over a slab of chocolate fudge. Although don’t get me wrong: if you’ve got some chocolate cake I am more than happy to help you out with it.