Speedy Storecupboard Pasta

I’m not a big fan of thick, tomatoey pasta sauces and much prefer something light and not at all gloopy. This is a dish I return to time and again, often adjusting it depending on whatever I’ve got in the fridge or the cupboard, but it generally always includes rocket or spinach leaves, tomatoes, pine…

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…