Tag Archives: Cooking

Red Onion Marmalade

Last year I made my first ever foray into preserving, with a rather nice caramelised red onion chutney. I say “rather nice”, but at the time (a month after I made it) I wasn’t totally convinced. My daughter and her … Continue reading

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A Comforting Fish Pie

To say that the last couple of months have been difficult, would be an understatement. Nan has been unwell, and recently required a couple of emergency hospital admissions, and a close friend has been seriously ill and in and out … Continue reading

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Success! Russet Apple Compote & Scones

On my way back from the allotment at the weekend I called in to my local shop to grab some milk and made a lucky find of a fridge full of perfectly edible fruit and veg, reduced to pennies. I … Continue reading

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Stupid Brian

I will never be an inventor of things. That’s unfortunate, since from a very young age I read about Leonardo da Vinci and marvelled at the innovation of others and desperately wished to be able to create things.

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Recipe: How to make a simple casserole.

The very first main course I learned to cook was this one, a Boeuf Bourguignon from my copy of Leith’s Cookery Bible: the first and best cookery book I ever bought. It introduced all sorts of terms that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cooking: Using Stuff Up Part III

Haven’t you finished that yet? Well, no, because I can procrastinate better and harder and longer than you can and the only reason I did some more yesterday was that I didn’t want to have to bin food and that … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cauliflower Cheese: Surprise!

The nice thing about being able to make a cauliflower cheese from scratch, apart from the obvious taste one, is that you can make exactly as much as you need. You don’t have to cook an entire fresh cauliflower and frozen … Continue reading

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