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 […]

Super Simple Fish Stew

The idea of a fish curry or a fish stew used make me feel repulsed, however in one particular lean period I was using up whatever we had in the fridge, freezer and cupboards to come up with a meal. This fish stew recipe is my refined version of that and I’m pleased to share […]

Fruit, nut and see flapjack

Fruit, Nut & Seed flapjack

For me, flapjack is the ultimate energy food. Granted, if you look at the ingredients individually you could possibly cry at the calorific value. But, let’s face it, you’re never going to sit down to eat a 250g block of butter (although our dog once did) are you? Or eat 200g of soft brown sugar […]