I just love social media especially Twitter. All thanks to Twitter I have made some lovely new friends. Twitter is a bit like speed dating, you are drawn to people with similar interests and then before you know it you are conversing with them on a daily basis. That’s how our Twitter ladies meet came up. Continue reading First Ladies of twitter let loose in the Langdales
I’ve made so many casseroles in my lifetime but this new recipe is probably my favourite. Inexpensive cuts of meat are perfect for this type of cooking. Plus the meat ends up meltingly tender. Continue reading Braised lamb casserole
This is tonight’s new recipe, I love trying out new recipes as hate getting into a food rut. This is super easy to make and full of flavour. Continue reading Oven baked ratatouille sausages
This is one of my favourite curries, quick and easy to make. Fresh tasty flavours.
2tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, finely sliced
2 garlic gloves, crushed
1 green chilli deseeded and finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp curry paste
1 tin of reduced fat coconut milk
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
10 large raw tiger prawns
Juice of half a lime
1 handful of coriander chopped
1 chilli deseeded and finely sliced
Heat oil in a medium sized pan, add onion, garlic and chillis and fry gently for 5-7 minutes until soft.
Add turmeric and curry paste, stir and cook through for a minute. Then add squash and coconut milk, bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in the prawns and lime juice and simmer for a couple of minutes until the prawns are cooked. Check the seasoning. Add the coriander and serve with the sliced chillis.
This is a very delicious blend of flavours. I added a tin of anchovies to this as I love them 🙂 A garnish of sliced fresh red chilli works really well too.
3 x mixed peppers
1 x aubergine
1 x red onion sliced
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 x 227g midi plum tomatoes, halved
1 x 270g ciabatta loaf torn into large pieces
1 x 28g pack of basil, leaves only
Preheat oven to 200°.
Cut the peppers and aubergine into equal chunks. Transfer to large roasting tin, add the onion. Sprinkle with herbs and oil. Season and toss. Roast for 20-25 minutes.
When the veg is cooked, remove from oven, pour over the red wine vinegar and add the tomatoes and torn bread. Mix together and transfer to a large serving bowl.
Tear the mozzarella and basil and add to the bowl. Season, toss together and serve.
Hipping Hall have been a customer of mine since it reopened. I have been many times on business, trying not to dribble when intoxicated with the delicious smells wafting out of the kitchen. I felt bad it has taken me so long to come and visit not on work but for pleasure! Continue reading Fabulous lunch at Hipping Hall
A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, peas and a parsley sauce – use chicken thighs for extra flavour and moistness. Perfect with a chilled glass of Savignon Blanc. Continue reading Chicken with Mushrooms
I put this in the slow cooker and was delicious. The recipe said 1/2 a jar of the spicy jerk paste but I would use the whole jar if you like it spicy! Continue reading Spicy jerk pork and sweet potato casserole
This one needed some organising as there was a 2 month waiting list to book lunch at Le Gavroche. My brother in law is a real foodie so he and his wife came with us. Continue reading Completing number 11 off my 40 at 40 list – Lunch at Le Gavroche
We had definitely bought the sunshine back with us. As all the holiday washing was done and drying nicely decided to go out for a nice lunch. Continue reading End of holiday treat at The Punchbowl