Christmas Eve It’s 6.30am, Christmas Eve, and I’m sitting in my little office in my pink dressing gown, trying to be creative. I’ve already done Facebook, ticking a few likes, saying Happy Christmas to my ‘friends’ and ignoring loads of nuisance adverts. But I’m amazed at the hundreds of readers that have shown an interest […]
It’s time for a Mulled Wine recipe! Oh, how I love this time of year! The smell of smoke from our neighbour’s fire, the early dusk that allows you wander around your streets, peeping in at everyone’s choice of fairy-lights before they’ve closed their curtains. The warm, spicy aroma steaming out of the Mulled Wine recipe. […]
Party Time Food for sharing with family and friends – finger food, buffet food – food to prepare ahead.
Decadent Chocolate Dessert recipe – Christmas is coming and I’ve given you two for the price of one of deliciously decadent chocolate dessert recipes.
Well, here we go again, time for the Christmas Wish List, 2015.
Christmas is coming … and I’m trawling through tons of catalogues about cookware, tableware, Christmas food, Christmas recipes, furry throws and cushions, gardeners gifts – in fact, this will be my own fantasy wish list for this year’s Christmas celebrations. Our Kitchen extension is almost ready, our dining room needs radicaly updating, and the rest of the […]
Roasted Parsnip & Garlic Soup Recipe. After spending days cleaning the building dust off the downstairs of our house, then taking up a paintbrush and roller and turning our building site into a beautiful silver-grey room, I’m absolutely in need of nourishment and warm soup. I find making soup relaxes me, almost as much as […]
New Kitchen …… it begins at last! Can’t wait to tell you about our Kitchen news. So thrilled. Two years ago, we had an architect draw up plans for a sort of Garden Room with Kitchen plan, and all the necessary permissions were granted. Then last year we had to put the building work on hold, because […]
Brisket Braised in Red Wine Recipe – Perfect for Autumn So far the weather in East Yorkshire this Autumn has been generally very pleasant, with lots of sunny days accentuating myriad tints of bronzing leaves and not too much rain. Yesterday, though, was a foul day, wet and grey, so Erik and I decided it […]
Thinking ahead to the weekend, I searched through the recipes of one of my favourite chefs, Donna Hay, and found just what I wanted to cook – a Crispy Chicken Breast with Cauliflower Risotto recipe. This recipe sounds perfect – the crispy skin outside of the succulent chicken breast, partnered with the soft, comforting flavour of finely […]