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posts for January 2013

How to connect with Cookery Ideas – feedback, comments and more


We love to chat with our readers, we always appreciate feed back and a good chit chat. So not only can you talk to us on Facebook but also on Twitter too! As much as we like to connect with you on social media, we also like to hear what you have to say in […]

Ham and Cheese Quick Bread


I must admit that baking my own bread just doesn’t appeal to me. I think mostly because of all the ‘faffing’ around with the dough and leaving it to prove etc. I don’t have a bread maker either so can’t even cheat a little! Call me impatient but I like to either grab a couple of […]

How to cook the perfect poached egg


I love poached eggs, especially when they are servered on top of  fresh slices of toasted multigrain bread. Nothing can beat it for breakfast or brunch. A sprinkle of fresh ground pepper and a tiny bit of salt finishes it off perfectly. Heston Blumenthal, the mad scientist/Chef has gone to great efforts to reveal what […]

Something for the Kids – Chunky Fish Fingers


Fish fingers are a really great weekend snack and are easy to make yourself as opposed to buying the ready made version in the freezer section at the supermarket. Teamed with chips or simply put between sliced bread with some butter and tomato ketchup they are delicious! This recipe is a perfect way of involving your […]

Smoked Salmon Pâté


My latest obsession is Smoked Salmon Pâté….I absolutely can’t get enough of it. However, I do admit to making a very simple and cheap version using just low fat cream cheese and smoked salmon trimmings. But what if you want to make a really delicious non-slimming Smoked Salmon Pâté? Fear not, here is an extremely simple […]

Ramen noodles, Japanese style fast food


Most supermarkets these days seem to carry noodles. They have been popular for quite sometime especially with students. However in recent times the idea of eating noodles has been spoilt, do you remember ‘pot noodle’? Adding hot water and waiting a while is not really cooking is it? What you may get to see stocked […]

How to make your very own jar of lemon curd


What images come to mind when you think of lemon curd? Tarts or perhaps warm bread with a thick spreading of it all over? Lemon curd  has been an English treat since the 19th century, served with English tea and warm scones. As it can be used an ingredient for other recipes and of course […]

Delia Smith – Meatball Casserole


Here in Ipswich it has been snowing for the past couple of days and it’s really made me want to eat wholesome, hearty food to try and keep warm. Salad is definitely off the menu at the moment! I’ve found a wonderfully old video of Delia Smith showing us how to make her Meatball Casserole. […]

Ever considered learning new cookery skills in La Belle France?


We all want to improve our abilities in the kitchen, so taking a training course is a great way to accomplish that. However, ever fancied doing it in France? It’s a great place to take a break, not just because it’s a small hop over the channel but also for it’s food, wine and cheeses. […]

Something for the kids – chocolate cornflake cakes


Is the snow keeping your family in this weekend? Need something to do with the kids? This very simple recipe should keep them occupied for a little while at least. Best thing of all is that it’s ready in no time at all. As chocolate is involved and things could get rather sticky, tie back […]