Healthy Bacon, Tomato, Thyme and A Smidge of Cheese Open Omlette

Omelettes are a quick healthy and versatile back up meal for breakfast lunch or dinner. You can practically add anything to them, as I wanted mine to be healthier I used a strong flavoured hard cheese and used the parmesan grater so it sprinkled over the whole omelette using at least half the amount of…

Paulie’s Birthday Treat Lemon Curd Macarons Recipe

Are they time consuming? Yes Is it worth it? Hell yes! I was inspired by foodamazers post on her lemon curd macarons. My husband and I adore them and they are usually a treat that is brought home by Paul when he has had meetings in London. I was lucky enough to get the macaron…

Nostalgic Danish Shortbread Recipe

As Paulie knows I am writing a food blog so he dug out some of his late mother Jan’s recipe cards. With Easter coming up we chose something sweet so I thought I would have a go at this recipe, Danish Shortbread. Because of my age I haven’t come across these measurements as this recipe…

Lightly Spiced Veal Cottage Pie

Growing up I had 2 favourite dinners, roast and cottage pie. My sister and I had to take it in turns with mince as she liked lasagne and I like cottage pie. I must say as you get older your palate changes and I tend to like stronger flavour’s so Paulie has mastered the spicing…

Addictive Coconut, Jam and Biscuit Slices

In my office if there was a lunch meeting we used to get an outside caterer to provide it. There would be sandwiches and cakes and if there were some left over, the whole office got access. The coconut and jam slice got me off my chair, but our’s are a million times better than…

Scallop Queenie’s, Black Pudding, Pea’s and Mint

  Last night we had some left over black pudding and had bought a frozen bag of Queen Scallops from Waitrose which were much more reasonably priced than hand dived king scallops from the fishmonger. As we have used Queenie’s in our fish pie previously we thought we would try them in the classic dish…

Warming Roasted Carrot, Ginger and Thyme Soup

When we buy a bag carrots for a stew or casserole, we always end up with a few leftover. Paulie also wanted to test a food tip which is freezing ginger (I took a thumb sized piece off and put it back in the freezer), and I had recently bought the most amazing Thyme plant….

Rich Beef Stew with Horseradish Dumplings

As we are having such a cold March there is nothing more comforting than a stew. We prefer to use beef as it really adds a meaty, rich depth of flavour and is also lean, so you don’t have to worry about skimming off a layer of fat. I was particularly excited about this stew…

Spauly’s Spiced Potted Crab Recipe

So as you would know from our previous post of Paulie and I’s date day by the seaside we bought a crab. I usually find the recipes but Paulie was inspired by a recipe he found which had chilli and fennel seeds included, a combination we love. So we loosly based our version on this…