A little Christmassy trip to Brussels

When mum suggested a pre Christmas holiday back in November I jumped at the chance. What followed was a few days looking around European Christmas markets (they serve champagne and cocktails on their stalls), sampling Belgian beers, a Christmas parade which started out looking like a series of transit vans covered in LED lights and a Lego art exhibition. I will say this, Belgian food … Continue reading A little Christmassy trip to Brussels

Chocolate and salted caramel hazelnut tart

Christmas is well and truly upon us. If, like me, dried fruit based desserts leave you uninspired, try this gem of a dessert. This one is perfect for a special occasion; it looks impressive, packs a real punch in the flavour department and although making it is time consuming, it isn’t a difficult thing to bake. I did get a bit of pastry shrinkage with … Continue reading Chocolate and salted caramel hazelnut tart

Soupy Thai Green Curry with noodles (slow cooked)

As you are probably aware, soup is probably my ultimate comfort food. When I have had a bad day or I am feeling under the weather I always turn to soup for comfort. As much as I love cake (I discussed getting a tattoo of cake to cement my love of it) it was soup that cured my broken heart last September. This recipe is … Continue reading Soupy Thai Green Curry with noodles (slow cooked)