Monthly Archives: June 2014

RASPBERRY & BRIOCHE (BREAKFAST OR BRUNCH) BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING

I’ve never really considered bread and butter pudding as being a suitable breakfast food, but if pancakes are acceptable every now and again, then, on closer inspection, I don’t see why this version of the pud shouldn’t feature on a weekend brunch table occasionally.  It’s actually surprisingly light and not overly sweet, using only a little butter, […]

RAW MANGO & TURMERIC PICKLE

Last month, I made a no-cook, fresh turmeric and ginger pickle.  The turmeric I’d brought home from the shop had given me a surprise once I started to peel it, as the flesh revealed wasn’t bright yellow, but a creamy off-white.  At this point I didn’t even know that such a thing as white turmeric existed, and […]

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE & COCONUT COOKIES

I posted a recipe based on Amanda’s diablo cookies recently, and I’ve since discovered that it adapts very nicely indeed.  The version I originally made, with chilli flakes and crystallised ginger, were very scoffable, even if I did overcook them a little.  This adaptation, with coconut, makes about nine satisfyingly dense cookies, crisp on the […]

ROASTED CHICKEN LEGS WITH CELERY, ENDIVE & BABY LEEKS; WITH A WHITE WINE JUS AND BALSAMIC SALSA VERDE

This was the first time I’d cooked this meal, but the result was almost exactly how I wanted it to be.  Bar the salsa verde, which, of course, you can make in advance (and I’d recommend that, not just to shave off evening prep time, but also to allow the flavours to get merry) – well, […]

RISOTTO WITH RED PESTO, SUNDRIED TOMATOES AND KALE

I was emailing someone about risotto recipes recently (you know who you are if you’re reading this), and it got me craving a bowl of the good stuff. As I’ve mentioned before, I cook risottos pretty often.  They’re so versatile – I don’t think I could ever get bored of them.  This version works really well, with the […]

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES WITH CINNAMON, CHILLI & GINGER

There are loads of recipes over on Amanda’s blog that I have to try.  The diablo cookies in particular looked so good, and when I realised that we had some cinnamon chocolate hanging around, I couldn’t wait to give them a go.  My recipe is a bit of an adaptation – I didn’t have any […]

ROASTED ENDIVE WITH PARMESAN & CHILLI

We eat a lot of endives in the summer, usually as a salad, with capers and a mustardy dressing.  But for some time now I’ve been wanting to think outside of the raw endive box.  I must have seen a recipe somewhere for cooked endives, because the craving has been growing and growing, until today, when it turned […]