Lemon Poached Chicken with Gingery Rice

Lemon Poached Chicken with Gingery Rice

Lemon Poached Chicken with Gingery Rice

Since the New Year I have been laid low by a horrible bug.  Sickness is no fun when you enjoy guzzling yourself silly three or more times a day, especially when you are used to food being the comforter and not the antagonist. A recipe was called for to nurse myself back to health and […]

[Continue reading post...]

Vanilla Custard Cupcakes

Vanilla Custard Cupcakes

Vanilla Custard Cupcakes

This recipe is not yet gluten-free Happy New Year! This Christmas seems to have been crazier than usual, I’m not sure if it was because we had one less weekend in December before Christmas or whether the decision to make all my Christmas presents should have really been done in October.  Weeks ago I dutifully […]

[Continue reading post...]

Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

This recipe is not yet gluten-free The reason I have been absent from posting for a few days is a very good one.  I have been baking this lovely Chocolate Gingerbread Cake extravaganza with stem ginger frosting and decorated with gingerbread houses, each representing one of beloved buildings in Stroud Green where I live. I […]

[Continue reading post...]

Victorian Mincemeat - a traditional mincemeat made with real beef for the best mince pies this Christmas

Victorian Mincemeat

Victorian Mincemeat - a traditional mincemeat made with real beef for the best mince pies this Christmas

The Victorians knew what they were doing when they added real beef to their mincemeat. For the best mince pies this Christmas try this Victorian Mincemeat and accept no substitute. Ever since investigating (otherwise known as making and eating a lot of mince pies) the best recipe for making mincemeat and discovering that the Victorians […]

[Continue reading post...]

Stilton Stuffed Olive Martini

Stilton Stuffed Olive Martini

Stilton Stuffed Olive Martini

This Stilton Stuffed Olive Martini is the ultimate in sophisticated extravagance. The other night my husband and I curled up on the sofa drinking martinis and watching Bad Santa.  I don’t think we have it so bad. These are my ultimate martinis, first tried on the heady first day of our honeymoon in the Redwood Room […]

[Continue reading post...]

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 […]

[Continue reading post...]