jars of homemade blackberry jam

Making Blackberry Jam

We have dabbled with jam making in our household before. One drawback when on a budget is that the cost of purchasing the fruit as well as the preserving sugar works out to be far more expensive that jams you can buy in the supermarket. Even more expensive than your more artisan jams on the […]

chorizo and pancetta pesto pasta

Chorizo & Pancetta Pesto Pasta

Simple pasta dishes seem to be my thing at the moment. Here is another that I created recently. Helen came home, Ready Steady Cook style, with some chorizo and pancetta for me to create something for dinner for the six of us. I love chorizo and it makes a great base to start cooking with […]

spinach and yoghurt filled pittas bread

Spinach and Yoghurt Pitta Breads

My new quest in the kitchen is to find tasty vegetarian lunches that are quick and simple to prepare. Often I find recipes by browsing blogs and cooking sites like I did with this one, which was originally for spinach and yoghurt flatbreads. Working so close to home means that I usually prepare my lunch on arrival. But, I need […]

A Simple, Delicious Risotto

Last weekend we went, along with lots of dancers and other parents, to Figaro’s Italian restaurant in Pickering for a little panto dancers party between shows. We had all pre-ordered so that food would be served soon after had arrived and settled into our seats to ensure a fast turn around for those going back […]

Recipe: Caramel Croissant Pudding

Us folk from God’s Own County of Yorkshire love a bit of bread and butter pudding. It’s a staple Sunday lunch dessert services with (preferably) a good helping of double cream, or sometime custard. It’s a pudding that you can’t really improve on for using us stale, slightly past it’s best, but still perfectly edible […]