Wine Tasting at Veeno

  A few weeks ago an exciting email popped into my inbox. An invitation for myself and a friend to try the Selezione wine tasting at Veeno in Harrogate. Exciting on two counts. Firstly, I like wine as much as the next classy lady. Secondly, although I have had many wonderful opportunities via this blog they are rarely so easy that I can walk home … Continue reading Wine Tasting at Veeno

Sausage, sweet potato and spinach lasagne

This recipe is one for those days when only something a bit more carb heavy and comforting will do, but at the same time you don’t want healthy eating to go completely out of the window. It was actually born because me really┬áreally craving lasagne but only having sausages in and not really being entirely enthusiastic about the whole rigmarole of making bolognese and bechamel … Continue reading Sausage, sweet potato and spinach lasagne

Chocolate cupcakes with raspberry mascarpone icing

Some things in life just go wonderfully together, avocado and salt, cheese and bread etc. One of my favourite flavour combinations of them all is chocolate and raspberry. The raspberry topping of these cakes is cool and creamy, without being overwhelmingly sour or sickly sweet. Plus, the pink icing is very beautiful and required absolutely no food colouring. This recipe is another simple way of … Continue reading Chocolate cupcakes with raspberry mascarpone icing

Spinach, goats cheese and pine nut cannelloni

If you want a recipe to cram about half a kilogram of spinach into your vegetable hating significant other, child or just somebody who is ridiculously picky about vegetables this might be a winner. Spinach has got so many wonderful anti inflammatory properties its nice that its so easily incorporated into a meal. Anyway, I know pasta and gluten containing products have a bit of … Continue reading Spinach, goats cheese and pine nut cannelloni

One for all you students – 5 ways to feel like you’re winning the toastie game

No word of a lie, toasties are still one of my favourite fast foods. During my university career I ate countless toasties due to my sheer love of cheese in all forms. My poison of choice: cheddar cheese, mushrooms and mayonnaise on brown bread. Anyway, here are a few suggestions of what you may have in your cupboards to liven up your mealtimes (a true … Continue reading One for all you students – 5 ways to feel like you’re winning the toastie game

Goats cheese, ham and rosemary tart

So at the risk of sounding like a broken, pastry obsessed, record; tarts are pretty standard weeknight fare for us. Although pastry is not particularly healthy I feel that the amount of vegetables makes up for this somewhat. Anyway, this is perfect for when you fancy something delicious in less that 30 minutes. To make ham, goats cheese and rosemary tart you will need: 1 … Continue reading Goats cheese, ham and rosemary tart

Blue cheese and hazelnut stuffed mushrooms

I’ve mentioned before that like most couples, when one of us eats out the one who’s still at home tends to eat what the other is indifferent to (or dislikes). When D is left to his own devices he likes hotdogs, I usually have prawns or mushrooms. So last Friday night I decided to have a vegetarian meal for once. To make your mushrooms and … Continue reading Blue cheese and hazelnut stuffed mushrooms

Mini Frittatas

It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention and lately this has been true of my weeknight cooking. Being busy at work means I’m constantly on my feet in the lab which means I’m coming home more tired than usual. Its easy under these circumstances to shove something in the oven (or even give into the temptations of the excellent chip shop … Continue reading Mini Frittatas

Sun dried tomato, feta and spring onion turkey burgers

I think sometimes the best thing about being a bit of a “throw everything together and see what happens” sort of cook has its advantages. Since I started blogging I am far less thrown when I race in after working later and I need to throw together a tasty meal. Necessity is the mother of invention and all that. I had actually planned this recipe … Continue reading Sun dried tomato, feta and spring onion turkey burgers

Cheese and chive scones

I’m sure there are times when even those with the biggest sweet tooths fancy something a bit less sugary. These cheese scones provide the perfect solution. The excellent thing is they’re cheap to make, they work well as a snack, or with soup or a salady lunch and they taste lovely. I used Coverdale cheese which is a really Yorkshire cheese to be using (D … Continue reading Cheese and chive scones