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About the author: Lucy

Growing up with a Mum who was a caterer I have always been surrounded by the smells of cooking coming from the kitchen, recipe books on the bookshelves and scrummy home-cooked dinners.

As I’ve got older and moved away from the family home I’ve become interested in cooking for friends and family. My recipe book collection has slowly expanded and I’m always looking at new ideas.

Gluten Free Sundried Tomato Bread

I’ve been looking for an easy to make tomato bread for a while and have come across this one which is also gluten free. I’ve always been slightly put off the idea of making my own bread as I can’t be bothered with all the proving, rising, kneading etc. I don’t have a bread maker […]

Nigel Slater’s Sesame Seed Salmon With Mirin

Nigel Slater’s recipe for sesame seed salmon with mirin has to be one of the easiest recipes we’ve featured here on Cookery Ideas…very few ingredients and really speedy to make. Perfect! However, you may be wondering what the mirin is…I wasn’t sure what it was before I wrote this! Mirin is a type of rice […]

Microwave Meals In Mugs!

It seems to be a bit of a craze recently to mix ingredients in a mug and to microwave it to create all sorts of different snacks both sweet and savoury. One of the beauties of these mug meals is that there is no wastage and it takes hardly any time to prepare and cook. […]

Cottage Pie With Cauliflower Mash

I thought I’d find a recipe which was lower in carbs for today’s post as I’m trying to have a couple of no-carb, or low-carb, meals every week. I’m definitely going to try this recipe for cottage pie with cauliflower mash. You’ve still got that feeling of it being a comfort dish and it’s ever […]

Rhubarb Ripple Semi-Freddo

Rhubarb is now coming into season so why not try this fabulous recipe for rhubarb ripple semi-freddo (semi-freddo meaning half frozen). It would go down very well at any get together or dinner party and isn’t actually that difficult to make although it looks fairly complicated when you look at the picture! You will need […]

Sausage & Butterbean Casserole With Herby Crumb Topping

Today’s recipe for sausage and butterbean casserole with herby crumb topping is great for a mid-week family supper on a budget. It doesn’t take too long to make and is really filling – a sure fire hit with all the family. The recipe comes from Michelin starred chef Tom Kitchin who you may have seen […]

Watercress Soup with Potato, Onion & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Today’s recipe for watercress soup with potato, onion and toasted pumpkin seeks comes from Aldo Zilli. Here’s a bit about him… Aldo Zilli is an award-winning celebrity chef and restaurateur who specialises in Italian, vegetarian and seafood cuisine. One of nine children, he was born in the small seaside town of Alba Adriatica in the […]

Ricotta Gnudi With Pomodoro Sauce

The first thing to make clear about this recipe for ricotta gnudi is how on earth to pronounce it and secondly to explain what it is. Gnudi is pronounced “nu-dee” and it is a sort of dumpling which is likened to the filling which is used in ravioli. Creamy and delicious it goes very well […]

Cumbrian Christmas Bread

We are always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so how about trying this recipe for Cumbrian Christmas bread on Christmas morning? It’s a traditional spiced bread which is delicious served warm with lashings of butter! What better way to start your festive day before opening lots of presents and […]

Sun-Dried Tomato And Rosemary Palmiers

I recently attended a Cocktails and Canapés evening at a local food hall where, amongst other delicious things, they showed us how to make palmiers. There are so many different fillings you can use and of course they don’t have to just be savoury – there are a variety of sweet options too. I’ve chosen a savoury palmier […]