We are lucky enough to have a very prolific black currant bush in our back garden and so our freezer is filled with black currants for me to use all year round in tasty desserts, pies, cakes, etc. This is one of Todd's favourite pies. Well, apple anything is his favourite, but when you mix them with his other favourite fruits, black currants, well you have bagged a real winner!
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
The Toddster is always after me to cook using things that we have in our store cupboard. He is always complaining about how much we have stored. It is useless for me to explain to him that your cupboards may be full, but in a lot of cases they are full of ingredients that you put together with other things to make a meal . . .
Thursday, 23 February 2017
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
During the week, I try to cook meals which are quick and easy and not too hard on the budget. Living on a pension means we have a very basic fixed income, and so there is not a lot of room for playing around overly much, and with way food costs are rising, it gets harder and harder each week to make ends meet and still keep our meals interesting.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
This dish is quick, easy and delicious. It is such a simple thing and goes very well with stir fries of any kind, and if you add a bit of leftover cooked meat or poulrty can even double as a main course. Mmmm . . . Chicken chow mein. Who doesn't love that!
Monday, 20 February 2017
I know what you are thinking . . . Turkey Hash? It's not anywhere near a holiday is it. Well, unless you count Pancake Day (Feb 28th this year) no, it is not anywhere near a holiday. But . . . one of the things about writing a cookery book is that you have to cook things that you want to go into the book at odd times, and I found myself roasting a turkey one day last week, hence . . . . Turkey Hash. I needed to do something with the leftovers!
Sunday, 19 February 2017
I think Bread Pudding has to be the Toddster's favourite all time dessert, next to apple pie. So, this week, when I found myself having a bit too much bread in the house due to the Toddster's having bought the wrong kind of bread when he picked it up for me (men ARE from Mars!) I knew exactly what to do with the excess!
Saturday, 18 February 2017
One of my favourite experiences over here is the Cream Tea, and you will find them all over the country. Hot pots of tea (and they can be herbal teas if you wish) served up with flakey fruited scones and butter, along with pots of fruit jam and clotted cream. What a delicious treat this is and such a quintessentially British experience!
Friday, 17 February 2017
One of my favourite soups has to be broccoli and cheese soup. I just love it. I love broccoli anyways, and when you combine it with cheese, well . . . that is just a match made in heaven. This delicious casserole today had very similar ingredients as broccoli cheese soup, except it's not soup, it's a fabulous casserole that will have your family scrambling for seconds!