Three ingredient easy cheesy pasta for kids – new recipe

I say this three ingredient easy cheesy pasta is for kids, but it’s very tasty so perfectly suitable for adults too. The pasta has a rich cheese sauce made directly in the saucepan you have cooked your pasta in, meaning less washing up … always a bonus in my house. What are the three ingredients? […]

Beef and beer stew – new recipe

Beef and beer stew Beef and beer. Beer and beef. Two of Andrew’s favourite things, apart from me and Ioan, obviously. I think … so what could be wrong with beef cooked in beer? Nothing, I don’t think. Especially when it is cooked low and slow into this delicious beef and beer stew. Tender beef […]

The simplest curry – new recipe

The simplest curry, your way Chicken curry? Beef curry? Fish curry? Vegetable curry? Thai green, yellow or Massaman? This is the easiest curry you will ever make, with just a few ingredients you no doubt have in your house. In your mind to in your tummy within 30 minutes flat. Perfect for a mid-week meal […]

Cookbook challenge – From the markets of Tuscany: Savoy cabbage with sausage – new recipe

Savoy cabbage with sausage This Savoy cabbage with sausage recipe is straight out of Tuscany, and Tuscany has a special place in my heart. Last year, we went on an amazing holiday to Tuscany, and stayed in a gorgeous villa with our friends and their kids. I have been on holiday with few friends, but […]

Life in lockdown: a food diary – April 2020

When you are someone, like me, who always thinks about food, and you find yourself in a situation where you are in much closer proximity to the fridge than you would normally be on a working day … it’s a challenge to stay out of there. When you are, like me, always thinking about your […]

The lockdown loaf – super easy loaf of bread – new recipe

This lockdown loaf is a very easy loaf of bread to make – and uses just four ingredients! You just need to be able to get hold of strong white flour … which is not always easy right now! An Italian dream My last blog post was about my wonderful holiday in Tuscany last summer. […]

Ravagni olive oil and wine tasting in Tuscany – review

In September 2019, we went to Tuscany for a week with ioan and some of his little friends (and their parents, of course). It was a wonderful holiday, and warrants a blog post in itself (give me time, I am still trying to get myself back into the swing of things blog-wise), but I wanted […]

Cookbook challenge – Nathan Outlaw: baked rice pudding – new recipe

Andrew loves rice pudding. When I make one I usually use skimmed milk, sugar, vanilla extract, grate fresh nutmeg on top, and bake it in the oven whilst my roast dinner is cooking. I stir in a little fresh cream when I take it out of the oven, and serve the rice pudding cold (Andrew, […]