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)

Dark chocolate truffles aka a stupidly easy way to win friends

For once in this whole blogging thing I am being super organised as opposed to my usual writing up recipes weeks after they have been eaten. Why? Christmas is coming! I am fully aware we have a full month to Christmas at the time this post is to be published but this recipe would make the perfect thing to take to a Christmas meal, or … Continue reading Dark chocolate truffles aka a stupidly easy way to win friends

Harvest crumble bars (apple and blackberry flapjacks with crumble topping)

The other week Ed and I had a very companionable afternoon picking blackberries in Harrogate. I obviously got my new jumper full of thorns and we both ended up walking home nursing nettle stings. Anyway, armed with a large container of frozen blackberries (or brambles as my family calls them) and some beautiful apples very kindly given to me by my mum and FN at … Continue reading Harvest crumble bars (apple and blackberry flapjacks with crumble topping)

Slow cooked lamb braised in white wine

This recipe is based on Jarret d’agneau a French braised lamb recipe. I couldn’t actually claim absolute authenticity as I don’t know the exact recipe. I absolutely adore slow cooked lamb shanks. The lamb comes out so tender it’s almost butter soft. The meat just falls off the bone. This recipe using white wine tastes wonderful and is the perfect comfort food as the weather … Continue reading Slow cooked lamb braised in white wine

Mixed mushroom spring rolls

As I am embracing Autumnal goodies (Fall goodies I suppose for my North American readers) I decided to make these lovely spring rolls using mushrooms from my local farm shop. You can use any mushrooms for these but obviously things like chestnut, portobello or any mixture of mushrooms will work best and offer a variety of flavours and textures. This recipe can stretch to make … Continue reading Mixed mushroom spring rolls

Baking Club week 1 – Chicken, mushroom, leek and bacon pie

So a couple of my friends and I have started a baking club. We all love to bake, but have experience in different areas of baking and having regular baking sessions gives us all a chance to learn from each other (and also have girl time). This week, in line with the Great British Bake Off we made different types of pastries. The main (and … Continue reading Baking Club week 1 – Chicken, mushroom, leek and bacon pie