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Top Tips On How To Prepare An Artichoke For Cooking

Do you know how to prepare an artichoke? If fact, have you actually eaten one? I’ve always given it a miss because it looks like such hard work to prepare one. However, for many the effort is worth it. I guess it’s mainly down to them really liking the taste. Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate [ read more ]
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Three Great Spinach Recipes You Need To See Right Now

How many spinach recipes do you know? Perhaps you’ve been to your local market and saw see a big bunch of leafy spinach. My bet is that you totally ignored it and grab something else. If you gave it a miss because you’re not sure what to do with it, then allow me to educate [ read more ]

Fab Cheesecake Recipes, Perfect For Mothers Day

Mothers Day is upon us again, a specially set aside day when we can show our mothers our love and appreciation. One thing you can do for this special day is to create something they will love to eat. For those of you who find cooking a complete meal a bit of a stretch, why not [ read more ]

Cooking With Greek Yoghurt: Popsicles, Breakfast & Cakes!

I’m pretty sure that most people are really not that sure of what to do with Greek Yoghurt. Sure you can make Tzatziki,  even salad dressings but is that it? There’s a load of things you can make, ranging from cakes to ice lollies! Lets take a look at some of the fantastic ideas on offer [ read more ]

Vegan Friendly Sweet Potato Flatbread

  Have you tried cooking with sweet potato recipes lately? I’ve posted a few ideas in the past, for instance sliced and toasted and wrapped in bacon. Often as not though, you’ve cooked the sweet potato just for those recipes. What about leftovers? For this great two ingredient recipe, you can either use leftovers or cook them specifically. Sweet Potato [ read more ]

Gordon Ramsay’s Quiche With Leeks & Pancetta

If you thought that leeks were only good for soups then check out this recipe for Leek & Pancetta Quiche. It should change your mind pretty quickly! The recipe itself comes via Gordon Ramsay and the video below comes from his cooking-at-home TV series. He also shows you how to make shortcrust pastry with flour, butter and [ read more ]

Gennaro’s Red Chicory And Pancetta Pasta Dish

In season right now, and available from your local market, is red chicory. It’s possible you might know chicory as ‘endive’ (which is what the French call it) but it’s not an alternative name. The endive is a variety of chicory, as explain on Wikipedia. They are closely related and often confused for each other. I often [ read more ]

Classic Deep Filled Bramely Apple Pie

There’s nothing better than a bowl of warm apple pie with either ice cream or custard. If you plan to make one this month, then head to your local market and get yourself some Bramleys. This traditional English variety can be dated back to Mary Ann Brailsford in 1809 when the first ‘Bramley’s Seedling’ tree grew [ read more ]

The No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake From My Virgin Kitchen

I love finding simple yet rewarding recipes, and this lemon cheesecake recipe is no exception. Not only is it really easy, mainly pouring ingredients in to a bowl, but there’s no baking involved! Well, apart from melting the butter but then you would have to do that weather you cooked it or not. I would [ read more ]

Rachel Khoo’s Roasted Rhubarb And Almond Pudding

While researching for today’s post, I realised that I really haven’t mentioned rhubarb all that much. Though not actually a true fruit, most of the time that is how we treat it and use it as such. As I’m sure you’re aware, rhubarb is often used in pies, tarts and particularly goes well in crumbles. Due to [ read more ]