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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo With Lamb Barbacoa

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo is almost here! It is a regional holiday celebrated on the 5th Of May each year, it commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. The world’s largest Cinco de Mayo party, is not held in Puebla like one [ read more ]

Gennaro Contaldo’s Hearty Minestrone Soup

The weather has fooled us again with a chilly spell but a good hearty minestrone soup will see us through it. There’s nothing better than a bowl full of lovely vegetables. It’s the kind of soup that while cooking, fills the room with a smell that makes you hungry. Would you say no to a big [ read more ]

Korean Beef And Rice – Great Asian Flavours For Any Day Of The Week

I love food that’s simple to make and packs great flavour, that’s why I’m sharing this lovely Korean Beef and Rice dish. It comes from The Six Sister’s Stuff blog, which features posts that are actually from 6 related sisters! I came across the video and recipe via my Facebook feed and immediately wanted to give [ read more ]

How To Make Your Own Pasta Shapes At Home!

Have you tried to make pasta before? How did you get on?  This weekend, it’s time to dig out that old pasta making machine that’s been hiding away for years. I’ve found some great videos that should inspire you to have a go at making your own fresh spaghetti, fusilli and tagliatelle. However, before we [ read more ]
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The Ever So Simple Shrimp & Asparagus Stir Fry

My local French market is full of fruit and veg stalls selling asparagus. Big bundles of green spears fresh from the farmers and just waiting for you to do something wonderful with them. The one thing most people don’t realise about asparagus is that it’s ridiculously easyto cook something amazing with it. You really don’t need [ read more ]

How To Make Your Own Bubble Waffles At Home!

Back at the beginning of March I posted a video about a new food fad, Hard To Resist And Totally Outrageous Bubble Waffles! Boy did they look good and considering how many people looked at that post, it was something you guys really liked! So I’m guessing that you dear reader would love to know how to [ read more ]

The Great Easter ‘Hot Cross Buns Recipe’ Challenge

There’s nothing more traditional for Easter than a Hot Cross Bun, at least in the UK anyway! It’s at it’s best when served warm with more than enough butter. There are plenty of great recipes out there by food bloggers and TV chefs that we could mention. However, when it comes down to it, there’s [ read more ]

Three Super Chocolate Recipes For Easter

When it comes to recipes for Easter, what will you be thinking of? Our archive has plenty of ideas for roasts and thing to bake. However, do you know any good chocolate recipes for Easter treats? If you have kids then you could be spending a fortune on Easter eggs. So why not try making [ read more ]

Take Your Packet Noodles To The Next Level With This Miso Ramen Noodle Recipe

I love packet noodles, quick to make and very easy to embellish. I often stir fry ginger, chillies and garlic then add the soften packet noodles. For that extra flavour, a big splash of soy sauce. Great for lunch but if you fancy noodles for dinner then you can add carrot, sweet corn and even [ read more ]

Pea and Ham Orzo, Like Risotto Only Better!

There’s nothing better than fresh peas, frozen or straight from your garden. The question is, what are you going to do with them? The standard answer is, pea and ham soup. However, with some imagination you can do a lot more. How about a risotto that’s not really a risotto? Especially when it takes half [ read more ]