Monthly Archives: January 2014

ROASTED RHUBARB WITH GINGER AND CLEMENTINE

I seem to have lost my cooking mojo recently.  It’s not helped by the fact that we have an ill-designed kitchen, lacking in both storage and work space.  We make the best of it that we can, but rather than be a haven – like some kitchens are, it can quite easily descend into a hellish […]

ITALIAN SAUSAGE, CANNELINI BEAN & CABBAGE SOUP

We were given a large, beautifully fresh savoy cabbage in our veg box last week, and after seeing a recipe for sausage and cabbage soup here: http://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/italian-sausage-and-cabbage-soup/, we just had to give it a go.  Cabbage soup, in my mind at least, acquired a bad name in the nineties, used as a faddy diet for people who don’t […]

CRUNCHY GRANOLA

From time to time, I get a craving for granola, but the stuff I find in the shops isn’t usually to my taste – it tends to be a bit oversweet for my breakfast needs.  Homemade granola is pretty simple and can be tailored to your own tastes, which makes breakfast all the more satisfying!  And, because I […]

GARLICKY BEETROOT, BROADBEAN & CAPER DIP

Healthy, and indeed health, is one of those subjective terms that I don’t always find useful.  Where I sit on a scale of physical and mental health may be quite different to the person next to me, so I’ve found that an experience of ‘healthy’ is something quite individual and relative.  And from my experience, I think […]

BUTTERED QUINCE & HONEY FLAPJACKS

I made flapjacks for the first time a few days ago, and I’ve already made more.  The first batch were a definite success, but I was trying to recreate the flavour of the flapjacks sold in a local coffee shop, so with this second lot I tried to be a little more creative.  Again, I wanted something fruity, and this time […]

MIXED BERRY FLAPJACKS

I had about 100g of defrosted berries left over after making the mulled berries in wine recipe (https://cheesybiscuit.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/mulled-berries-in-wine/), and as we’ve got plenty of other fruit to eat over yoghurt, I was thinking about how to make the most of them.  And then it hit me – one of our favourite coffee shops sells this […]

CHESTNUT TRUFFLES

Years ago, I’d gone round to a friend’s house for coffee,  and at the kitchen table was some sort of incrediable confection made with chestnuts and chocolate.  I don’t remember the details, and infact, nor does she – she can’t remember ever having made it.  I’ve never tasted anything similar since, but the memory lingers, and I wanted […]