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

Malaysian style chicken noodle soup (slow cooker style)

Chicken soup is, in my humble opinion, a remedy for all things. Hangover, stress or heartbreak. It also works particularly well on colds – handy for me as I have been making everyone around me jump with my (embarrassingly loud) sneezes. I used my crock pot again to make this. Feel free to email if you want to just do it on the hob. To … Continue reading Malaysian style chicken noodle soup (slow cooker style)

Roast harissa poussin with giant cous cous, brocolli and courgette

This recipe is a really lovely one when you want to spend a little more time on cooking a tasty meal that looks lovely and impressive. If you would prefer the recipe can be done for more people with a chicken or with chicken thighs. However, I do think meat on the bone works best in this recipe as it stays juicy. (Mum and dad, … Continue reading Roast harissa poussin with giant cous cous, brocolli and courgette

Spatchcocked poussin – here’s one I made earlier (or not!)

I’ve been curious about spatchcocked poussin since reading about it on Colourful and Culinary a few months ago. The BBC food website describes poussin as: A small, immature chicken, sometimes called a spring chicken, and weighing about 400 to 500g. Because the bird is only four to six weeks old, the flavour has not developed and there is not much flesh on the bones, but … Continue reading Spatchcocked poussin – here’s one I made earlier (or not!)

Easy midweek meal idea – spice crusted chicken breast with roast vegetables

So like most people I often come back from work pretty bleary eyed and unwilling to cook. I mean, I might love eating so much I like to write about it and I might make up recipes and blogs but after a hard day at work (coupled with going to the gym) its pretty tempting to stick something in the microwave, especially as I’m usually … Continue reading Easy midweek meal idea – spice crusted chicken breast with roast vegetables

Bar and Grill Harrogate – Private dining fun

One of my little cousins (well not so little as he’s now 21 and has been towering over me since he was 13) celebrated his 21st birthday this New Years Eve. As my family love to celebrate special occasions by eating lovely food my Aunt and Uncle organised a pre birthday meal after Christmas at Bar and Grill in Harrogate. (Apologies for the late blogging, … Continue reading Bar and Grill Harrogate – Private dining fun