Monthly archive March, 2012
Benihana

Benihana

An old friend and I have a great tradition. Once every couple of months, we treat ourselves to a very special dinner, no expense spared, one that will stand out and be remembered in years to come. We have dined all over London, drinking the finest wines and devouring as many delicacies as this city can offer....
Food stumbled-upon...

Food stumbled-upon…

I am sure that many of you are familiar with Stumbleupon, the website that randomly chooses websites for your entertainment, based on your interests (if you havent heard, check it out immediately – www.stumbleupon.com - perfect for a rainy day). Anyway, as co-writer of this blog, I was always under the impression that I was the...
Tomozzerella Chicken

Tomozzerella Chicken

Weeknight supppers are a challenge. I find making a decision on what I am going to make  much more difficult that deciding what joint to roast on a Sunday or any pudding dilemma. I think it’s probably because I feel that is must be healthy and use up many things that I already have in the cupboard or...

Chocolate Orange Tart with Twist

This is a combination of a chcolate tart recipe I have known for sometime, and a twist of my own imagination! I feel that it is one that some might shun, for the flavours are kinda out there….but they are flavours that go well together and I must say, I am a great advocate for...
Easy Yoghurt Cake

Easy Yoghurt Cake

Last year I did a ski season, and I was told, in no uncertain terms, that a cake at altitude ain’t gonna work if it isn’t a yoghurt cake! Let’s not get technical, but it’s all to do with how high up you are and the way this alters the rising factor of your cake…Needless...
The Hangover Salad

The Hangover Salad

This name harbours two connotations..one, that it is a salad, and therefore healthy. The other, that it is hangover food. Which it is. Depending on how you are feeling, you can happily tell yourself that it is sufficiently both! It has all the components of a fry up, so essentially it is ideal for when...
Spiced Apple Chutney

Spiced Apple Chutney

Obviously there are tons of ‘Spiced Apple Chutneys’ around, but this is one that I made that I was really pleased with! It’s fresh but with a strong spicy smell and flavour, and the end result is a glorious accompaniment to many foods..especially stilton I’d say – yum! I made so much of the stuff that...

Ox Tail Stew

I made this the other day as an experiment and it was, if I may say, absolutely divine! A real winter warmer, and for those of us who are, more often than not, struggling with the pennies, it is really very good value for money. It is easily obtained from meat markets and there, you...

Raspberry, Rhubarb and Ginger Ice Cream

This ice cream is completely delicious! No, really. I made it and no sooner had it frozen, and the spoons were gathered for testing, than the entire tub was gone…and we followed suit the next day. Though Rhubarb and raspberries are not in season all year round, they can still be found in markets and...
Two Blondes and a Baking Tray