Eating In


Lasagne Bolognese from The Silver Spoon cookbook

This was possibly my most ambitious challenge so far. I watched the Mary Berry Story on BBC last week and … Read More

drop scones - premixing

Drop Scones from the Great British Bake Off Book

Drop scones/Scotch Pancakes were a favourite in our house when I was growing up. We’d make a batch on shrove … Read More

nigella pancakes - folded

Pancakes from How to Eat by Nigella Lawson

I recently signed up to I dutifully added all our books, which turned out to be 135 cookbooks and … Read More

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Perfect poached egg

It took me a long time to be able to cook poached eggs properly, now I have them most days … Read More

bertinet flamiche cooked

Flamiche from Crust by Richard Bertinet

I’d flicked through the Dough book when I was on the bread making course the other week and promptly put … Read More


Oxtail, Red Wine & Chorizo Stew from Casa Moro Cookbook

So, continuing the cookbook challenge into 2013, I decided my first challenge would be from a book I received for … Read More

cooked lamb meatballs

Lamb meatballs from the Borough Market Meat&Fish book

I took this weeks challenge from the Borough Market cookbook. The book is compiled from recipes from stallholders at the … Read More

bengali prawn curry - finished

Bengali Prawn Curry from Great Escape by Gordon Ramsay

I chose Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape for this weeks challenge and opted for a Bengali Prawn Curry. It was relatively … Read More

Pasta through the machine

Homemade Parpadelle Pasta from Cucina by Angela Hartnett

In the summer I really enjoyed watching the Simply Italian series on Channel 4 with the Chiappa sisters – I … Read More


Homemade Gyoza (Hairy Bikers) & Chicken Katsu Curry

Dave usually does the cooking here, however last week I decided that once a week I’d do some proper cooking. … Read More