Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Rhubarb, Ginger & Orange Cake with Fresh Cream and Candied Rhubarb

The sun is FINALLY out, after a week of hot weather then two-three weeks of misery it finally came back and I’m so ready to share this cake.

It is still rhubarb season right? Because full disclosure this cake has been sitting in a folder for about a month now and I just kept putting off going through the photos. I probably should not be admitting that, but let’s do this!

Friday, 20 May 2016

Apple Cider Pancakes with Sautéed Apples and Toffee Apple Cider Syrup

Today I have apples on apples on apples and maybe just MAYBE it’s slightly the wrong season for this, but I don’t care! Hey, maybe I’m just really prepared for autumn, 4-5 months overly prepared, okay let’s be honest I’m more likely to be half a year late than half a year early but still. Yeah, it’s four and a half months till October, crazy, but I’ll shut up about that now.

Can we focus on this being apple cider rather than anything else because to me, cider is a summer thing. Okay, it’s an all year round kind of thing but summer is definitely a time I crave cider. Ice cold cider on a hot summer’s day is sort of something I’ve grown up with from summers in France drinking 0.2% alcoholic cider as a kid and then bringing bottles of it home on the ferry to being a teenager drinking cider with friends in the sun and having barbeques in the middle of fields.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Strawberry, Yogurt & Granola Parfait and a little waffling.

Breakfast and a chat?

I don’t know if this is a bad idea or not but I might start doing something a little different on Sundays. I guess I’ll see how I feel after I post this because I’ve kind of been wandering around the house for a few hours umming and ahhing about it, but what's life without a little risk?

I apologise in advance for the mass amount of writing and I'll put a disclaimer now that this is not supposed to come off as depressing in the slightest but if you want you can just skip ahead to the recipe because this breakfast is so delicious. It’s one of those foods where you almost feel like you’re being bad but it’s healthy for you and it kind of tastes more like dessert than breakfast which is a win win in my book. What more could you ask for on a Sunday morning? Anyway, onto the waffling.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

10 Minute Jacket Sweet Potatoes with Curried Tuna and Feta

Lazy food is something I’ve been loving recently. I’m very good at putting off eating a meal because I’m so indecisive eventually I just end up hangry and need to eat. Even if you don’t do that I’m sure you’ve been in that situation where you’re too lazy to cook but you want to eat something relatively healthy. At the moment my answer is jacket sweet potatoes, they’re so simple and I can guarantee if you’re making for one you can have this on the table in 10 minutes, or on your lap on the sofa, whatever floats your boat.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Watercress & Rocket Soup With Garlic, Ham & Feta Welsh Rarebit

I’ve had an odd craving for green leaves recently. There’s something about green food that’s ridiculously appetising to me, I love a good salad but even though it’s spring, most days it feels way too cold for salad. Soup is kind of like a hug in a bowl and you have no idea how happy it makes me to have a bowl of green food in front of me and I get the added bonus of sort of stomping on those leafy cravings.

I like soup but honestly I tend not to eat it that frequently, I always find a bowl is too much because it makes me feel all sloshy; you know like when you’re really thirsty and you down a glass of water and then it feels like there’s a river in your belly, it’s kind of like that but a little more ...swampy. I probably shouldn’t say stuff like that, I think I’ve really perfected the art of saying things that potentially put people off eating, never mind, this is obviously called waffle and whisk for a reason! This soup is delicious though and you know it's good when I still eat two bowls regardless of the potential stomach sloshing.
Also, I can’t sing the praises of this Welsh rarebit enough; I’m all but drooling thinking about it. Do you know what Welsh rarebit is? No? Well we’re on the same page then! I Googled it about a week ago when I decided to make this and apparently it’s sort of like cheese sauce on toast.

I’m sure you’re wondering what I’m going on about seeing as I made it but this is another one of those “how my mother makes it” kind of things where that’s all I ever knew Welsh rarebit to be. Turns out, not that much like Welsh rarebit at all, although I only briefly looked it up and it seems relatively open to interpretation.

I’m not sure why I’ve never thought it switch it up before and add garlic and different types of cheeses but I just opened myself up to a world of possibilities, next stop anything I can find in the fridge! For now though this is the best Welsh rarebit I’ve had and I’ll still stand by that fact you can’t really go wrong with cheese and garlic, add in a little ham and I’m about ready to get back in the kitchen and make more of this.
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