Coq au Riesling (#24)

Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? News form me includes a new flat, which is why you will notice that the backgrounds do look a little different to what they did before. I apologise for how slap dash I got with the blog, but I have been experimenting outside of what I’ve posted so…

Turkish eggs (#23)

A bank holiday Monday on my own meant only one thing. It’s time to cook. One of my new acquisitions is the rather wonderful Chicken & Egg book from the Hairy Bikers. I was a tad worried at the outset that the book would prove to be a disappointment, but it’s only my fault for underestimating…

Pear and ginger muffins (#22)

Now I know I need to stop just pillaging Nigella. I am in fact buying a Hairy Biker’s book at some point soon, not only because their programmes are playful and pleasant viewing, but also because when we have a house of three I can hopefully scale up the cooking. In the meantime, the nation’s…

Chicken Jalfrezi (#21)

Now I’m playing a little bit of a fast one with you, but not massively so. I did make this Chicken Jalfrazi last year at some point, but I think I originally thought it was a bit fiddly so never made it again. I would like to recant and this time I loved the outcome…

Mexican Scrambled Eggs (#20)

I settled on trying this one partially because scrambled eggs are just so easy. I’ve become a big fan of making them over the past year or so. But I really can’t justify just having some scrambled egg on it’s own for dinner so I’ve opted for this Nigella Express recipe. It turned out so…

Pork belly in chilli & fennel with mustard mash (#19)

Pork belly is genuinely the dream. Get that belly in my belly. Not only is pork belly, with its slightly fatty meatiness, quite simply the food of the gods, but like all roast meat it requires remarkably little attention even if it does demand time. I went to the butcher’s counter at Waitrose for this,…

Chocolate Mint Cookies (#18)

For the amount of effort to make these babies, they are incredibly worthwhile. Wow Nigella Express, you really can judge this book by the cover. The recipes are as quick and effortless as they say. I took these into the office but forgot to take a photo until they’d been sitting in Tupperware for a good…

Scallops and chorizo (#17)

Don’t runaway! I promise you’ll love it. I’ve had two days confined to barracks due to tonsillitis which left me working from home. Once I’d mostly recovered on Saturday I decided to spend the first half of my weekend re-integrated with the rest of human race. Now it’s Sunday, I’m feeling creative and productive. And nothing…

Italian Traybake (#16)

Okay, I’ve made a traybake before. Many times. I haven’t made this one in particular, so it counts. Actually, having just put a downer on it, it was scrumptious. Partially because I hadn’t had potato in a while, and potato is one of my absolute faves among the carbs. But also rosemary was just the…

Garlic mushrooms with chilli & lemon (#15)

It is my understanding that mushrooms are divisive. I feel there’s a decent minority that dislike them all the time, and most people dislike them at least some of the time. However, I love a good ‘shroom. The only time I stay clear of them is when I’m feeling a bit under the weather, then…

Carbonara with pancetta and chorizo (#14)

I had the most extraordinary craving for this the other day. I actually made this for the first time in Italy, on a cheeky holiday in Venice back in March. However, many moons later and firmly back on English soil my mind wandered back to those great evenings cooking in the Airbnb and I thought…

Strapatsada (#13)

And here’s a late update to the blog. Not, I will admit, with the most recent recipe I’ve completed but with a nice easy one to get us back into the swing of things. It’s basically a tomato-y scrambled egg on sourdough. I’ve personally had it as a light dinner so that I could crack…