A Lemony drizzley dream!

I recently revived my childhood favourite dessert of Lemon meringue pie and whilst on a roll with my love of lemons I have since turned to a Mary Berry Lemon Drizzle dream. The great thing with a tray bake, as I discovered, is that you literally bung all in the ingredients together and beat. Hooray! … Continue reading

New year, new me, with a side of lemon meringue pie

So I’m a little late coming to the “new year” blog party but as with all good resolutions I’ve been throwing myself into a new running routine and get fit regime. So far so good! It doesn’t of course mean that I haven’t been cooking or eating but I have been falling back on old … Continue reading

Salmon fishing in Brianza!

A few years ago my husband and his favourite travel buddy, a 6ft dutchman called Krijn, visited Yemen and came home more excited than I think I’ve ever seen him. The wonder of the buildings, the people, the culture…not to mention the many hundreds of photos (one of which went on to be published in … Continue reading

Sponsored recipe – Alibert Pasta Fresca – Tortellini tossed in butter and sage.

The last in my series of recipes using Alibert Pasta Fresca products is the Tortellini with Parmigiano Reggiano e Prosciutto crudo – with parmesan and cured ham – which ordinarily I like in soup but given their challenge to cook directly in a pan with the sauce of my choice I’ve opted to cook very … Continue reading

Recipe: Out with the Easter Eggs and in with Easy Easter chocolate crunchies

So Easter is just around the corner and chocolate fever is mounting as the supermarkets hoist a million one branded eggs onto us in a bid to boost sales and beat their flagging targets. Call me a pessamist but not much Easter spirit in that! So I went back to the kitchen to find something … Continue reading