Now we are well and truly into autumn, I want to cook some warming dishes that satisfy the tastebuds but are also packed with veg. So on last night’s menu was seasbass, mini roasties, a homemade tomato and chilli sauce and some veg. I’ve done a dish similar to this before and it’s just an … Continue reading Seabass, roast potatoes and tomato sauce.
I posted last night about cooking the perfect steak, so tonight's post is about the sides that I had with the ribeye. I made a blue cheese sauce, fries, balsamic glazed cherry tomatoes, smoked mushrooms and asparagus. The blue cheese sauce is quick and simple to do and the best thing about it is there's … Continue reading Homemade blue cheese sauce.
Many people are frightened to cook steak at home because of the timings or have misconceptions as to how it should be cooked. I never used to cook steak at home for the first reason. As I've grown older, my passion for food and drink has grown. Ten years ago I would have been happy … Continue reading The Perfect Steak
As the evenings draw in, I can't help but eat comfort food. I keep moaning about my weight and I know I need to lose around half a stone, but it is just too tempting to cook an easy, hearty meal before settling down for the evening. So tonight, I went for a dish I … Continue reading Quick Thai Curry.
The past week I have not stopped eating. I seriously need someone to stitch up my mouth. It's all been rich food too! From lobster, to duck, to gourmet Chinese on Friday night! I sound like a snob but I just love food! Anyway, with the duck dish last week I made a red wine … Continue reading Red wine and mushroom sauce.
A quick, cheap and easy meal idea.
The evenings now are truly autumnal and you can feel the seasons changing. It makes me want to curl up under a blanket and stuff my face with wonderful, warming dishes. Tonight was no exception. I love this time of year. The days are still warm, but first thing in the morning and as the … Continue reading The perfect dauphinoise potatoes.
I live in Colchester and in recent years, many shops have closed down due to the recession and have been replaced with restaurants. Normally, I would find this exciting and would rush to try them, but unfortunately, most of them have become chains. I don't have anything major against chain restaurants, I just believe they … Continue reading Where to wine and dine.
I absolutely adore food and consider myself to be a foodie. I have an excellent palate and a good understanding of flavours - good and bad ones. But, I'm definitely more of a savoury girl, I will always reach for a tube of pringles rather than the chocolate box or a piece of cake. I … Continue reading Baking and faffing – a gin and tonic cake.
After finishing my dissertation a couple of weeks ago, I have to say I’m surprised at how I feel. For the month before the deadline, I couldn’t wait to finish. I just wanted it to go. I had read countless memoirs, information texts and war crimes about the Far East and I felt like it … Continue reading Back to reality.