Rocky road – just in time for Hallowe’en

I meant to post a pumpkin based recipe for Hallowe’en, I really did. But being able to think up nothing particularly astounding and lacking time I decided to blog a nice little recipe that everyone can knock together in under half an hour. Plus, Hallowe’en is at the end of half term week or a lot of schools in my area and this is a … Continue reading Rocky road – just in time for Hallowe’en

What to do with leftover roast chicken – chicken, bacon and leek pie

Buying a whole chicken and using it to make different dishes is so much more economical than buying, say, individual packs of chicken breasts. Whether you joint your chicken and use it that way, or cook if first and use the leftovers to make different things you cannot deny that is works out cheaper (and sometimes the brown meat just works better in some things). … Continue reading What to do with leftover roast chicken – chicken, bacon and leek pie

Say Thank You – Cadbury Praline Chocolates

So the word on the proverbial street is that Loom bracelets are number one thank you gifts for teachers this year. When I was a little girl parents were all about buying the Body Shop goodies for teachers, Brownie leaders at the end of term. Personally, I don’t think you can go wrong with chocolate or wine. I must admit feeling a stab of envy … Continue reading Say Thank You – Cadbury Praline Chocolates

Chocolate tempering – any excuse to make truffles

Recently I was approached by Something Sweet magazine and asked to write a post where I followed the chocolate tempering guide as featured in their first issue. In addition they sent me all of these wonderful things: To be honest I’d never really bothered going out of my way to temper chocolate before but as I realised earlier this week this was a big mistake. … Continue reading Chocolate tempering – any excuse to make truffles