Blueberry & hazelnut baked oatmeal

It has been quite a long week. I have not been active on the blog as I have been busy working and studying. I had Monday set aside for a post but due to the bad weather, we had no power. No trains, no electric, no internet, no heat. However did we manage before constant […]

Feta & quinoa patties with hazelnut labneh

I have craved quinoa lately. Odd as it might sound and easy as it is to make, there is no reason not to have it more often. It is grain like but not a grain, and a great protein rich substitute for rice and other grains. When I make it, I like to make extra […]

Back to basics – homemade beef stock

I am still in the process of clearing out my second freezer and in using up various “mystery” meals (hmm is that chilli or stew), I came across these beauties. I have gotten some beef bones from the butcher a while back to make beef stock and he gave me these. I like to roast […]

Pumpkin spice creamer

In the UK, there is something called Elevenses. It is usually a sweet snack like biscuits/cookies, and a cup of tea – and named for the time of day it is eaten. Usually when I am in the office, elevenses is just a run out to get a coffee that I drink at my desk, […]

Garlicky spinach & parmesan pasta

Do you ever invent meals based on the meagre ingredients in your fridge? Ok, so that is how this dinner came about. After baking doughnuts and cookies all day, and realising come dinner time that I had not had lunch. I don’t count the taste testing I did as lunch. Or the calories. I didn’t […]

Rainy day baked pumpkin & speculoos doughnuts

I am stuck indoors at the moment, dodging the rain and high winds, and decided the warmest place in house had to be the kitchen. I have been looking at pumpkin everything on pinterest lately and decided a nice cakey doughnut was what I fancied. I also have fancied a recipe using speculoos. I made […]

Slow cooker roast chicken

Quick post today. It’s a crazy week, and the slow cooker is getting a work out. There is one comfort food that I love above all others, and no matter the time of ¬† year, it is roast chicken. Having recently super cleaned my oven I wanted to find an alternate method of roasting my […]

Tasty Tuesday’s and a call for Halloween recipes

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday’s Recipe sharing and link up party This is a blog hop and recipe sharing kind of day. This week has a call for Halloween theme. Find your best ghoulish or halloween themed recipes to share. I am baking up more pumpkins today for some fresh puree. It was a busy week […]

Smoky chili with chipotle peppers

Sundays are made for big eats. In my house, during the fall Sundays are the day that chores are done, the garden gets sorted, and I usually have a pot of something on the stove, or in the slow cooker. It is also the day that hubby watches european football (soccer) and American football. American […]

Weekend snacks, 2 quick and easy dips

Now you might know that I don’t usually post at the weekend. I tend to use that time to try out recipes in the kitchen, turn off the social media, put my mobile away and spend time with my husband and the cats. I am making an effort to write more in aid of¬†National Blog […]