Scotch Whisky Caramel Shortbread Bars

  The reason for tripping to Edinburgh this weekend past was to go to The Kitchin on our wedding anniversary.  My husband had fallen in love with Tom Kitchin’s cooking watching The Great British Menu years ago and had always longed to go and taste the real deal.  So this year, as it was a […]

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Cookie Butter Cupcakes

Cookie Butter Cupcakes

Cookie Butter Cupcakes

These cupcakes are basically a sequel to the Biscoff ice cream I wrote about earlier this week.  Both the cake batter and the swiss meringue buttercream have a few dollops of Biscoffy cinnamon wonder and I’m afraid there is now no going back to plain jane vanilla.  Well, until next week. I am fully committed […]

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Biscoff Ice Cream

Biscoff Ice Cream

Biscoff Ice Cream

This recipe is not gluten-free This year I have mainly been baking with my new favourite ingredient. But to be honest, I’m not really sure what to call it. It’s a biscuit spread of mystery, called many names but not answering to any one. The confusion began when I noticed on Pinterest that everyone was […]

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Sun Scorcher Chilli Chutney and Devil’s Pheasant Legs

This is the tale of the Transformation of the Humble Chilli Chutney into the Magnificent Devil’s Pheasant. Or The Eff Up and The Fix. So, I was trying to be clever but I should know from past experience that it isn’t a good look on me. I have made Jamie Oliver’s cheeky chilli chutney from […]

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Roasted Sausage Onions

Roasted Sausage Onions

Roasted Sausage Onions

Taking our new puppy on walks was one of the things I was looking forward to the most about adopting the little guy. I’ve always been jealous of dog people and wished I could take the cats on walks with me, marching along the crispy woodland and embracing British weather. Actually I did try it […]

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Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Salad)

Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Salad)

Goi Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Salad)

There are some days when nothing goes right. More often than not these days are one off instances where you can wake up the next day, brush yourself off and start anew. This week that did not happen. I am having an unprecedented run of bad luck days. Recipes haven’t worked, food has been burnt […]

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