Hey Pesto!

Hey Pesto!

I made pesto quiche! If I could only stash some nachos in there as well I’d have my three favourite foods all in one meal!  Continue reading “Hey Pesto!”

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What’s Cookin’ in the House?

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Clearly far too chilled out and tidy to be a photo of me actually cooking… Not to mention the very masculine hands 😉 (Photo by Max Delsid on Unsplash)

As you may well know, I’m no cook. Baking, yes, fire away – I enjoy the creative process (and the eating part isn’t half bad either!). Cooking though is not my cup of tea and it tends to cause me a lot of stress. Karl and I liking and eating quite different foods to one another also causes additional stress, and, as a veggie, I’m limited as to what I will do with meat if I’m cooking – those ‘season and shake’ bags are a bit of a god-send. Continue reading “What’s Cookin’ in the House?”

Extreme Chocolate Death

Extreme Chocolate Death

You may recall a while back I made the ‘Death by Chocolate Cake‘ from Mary Berry’s ‘Simple Cakes’ book (and then I made it a few more times…), and it felt aptly named. However, I would argue there is a contender for the the title as this simply named Chocolate Gateau (from the ‘Cook and Enjoy Chocolate’ book I purchased recently) attests.

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I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconut (Macaroons)!

I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconut (Macaroons)!

Okay, so I’ve been very absent online recently. And that’s due to having misplaced my ‘sewing mojo’ somewhere; handsome reward offered for its safe return. It’s mostly been too hot to bake and, although I have been crocheting, what I’m currently making is a present for someone and if I share any details about it they will guess straight away!

Bearing the weather in mind, I opted to make a quick, simple recipe yesterday, courtesy of the Silverspoon caster sugar packet: Continue reading “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconut (Macaroons)!”

(Chocolate) Chip Off The Old Block

My mum used to make cookies all the time when I was growing up, until she became overly concerned with ‘health foods’ and started substituting all the yummy butter and sugar for coconut oil and… well, I can’t remember what replaced sugar. I am a ‘full fat’ baker – if you’re going to have a tasty treat it’s okay for it to be calorific! Just don’t eat them all day, every day. Continue reading “(Chocolate) Chip Off The Old Block”