Slow-Cooker Smoky Chilli Beef

This was my second attempt at a slow-cooked chilli beef to add to my Mexican Bistro Night menu. The first one worked well and you can find in on here, but this is a smokier version, made with brisket that just pulls apart and shreds into sumptious, softly spiced, melt in the mouth meat and…

Chicken, chorizo and black bean enchiladas

Serves 3-4  |  50 mins including cooking I found a pack of tortillas in the cupboard that needed used up, youngest son wanted enchiladas for his birthday eve dinner and this is what I pulled together with the ingredients in my fridge and storecupboard to keep him happy. We served this with some soured cream,…

Mexican Night Preparations Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a slow-cook chilli beef and a mojito inspired cheesecake I’d made and I hinted that the cheesecake in particular needed some tweaks and refinement. So, this weekend, as a practice run for my Mexican bistro night in June (which is now fully booked no less!), I made…

A Simple, Speedy Storecupboard Supper

You know those nights when you get in from work later than you’d hoped, you want to squeeze a bit of exercise in before you eat and then, by the time you’re ready to eat, you can hardly be bothered cooking at all? I had one of those tonight. I was fully intent on getting…

One for my Baby…

I have been utterly dire at blogging so far. Having set up the site almost a year ago and filled with good intentions, I discovered that I am very interested in cooking, baking and experimenting with food, but I am completely uninterested in and consequently rubbish at, taking pictures of it. A food blog doesn’t…