Ice Cream Wednesday: Store Cupboard Ice Cream Recipes

As I’ve mentioned on a previous #icecreamwednesday, I was recently given a Gaggia ice cream machine to review for a few weeks over summer. One of the things I love about the machine is not needing to freeze a bowl or disk 24-48 hours in advance. I can make ice cream whenever I want as ... Read more »

Ice Cream Wednesday: Pear & Ginger Ice Cream

A few weeks back, three bloggers spent a happy evening with Gaggia learning about their coffee and ice cream machines. Following on from that, they loaned us an ice cream machine each. So, for a few weeks, I have a beautiful big Gaggia to play with, as does my chocolate blog friend, Dom. Dom and ... Read more »

Creamy Sausage Pasta from A Slice of Cherry Pie

Creamy Sausage Pasta

This rib-sticking comfort-food pasta recipe for Creamy Sausage Pasta comes from A Slice of Cherry Pie by Julia Parsons.¬†Warming and perfect for autumn and winter, or any cold day when you need warming up, this is easy to make and even easier to eat! Read our review of Julia Parson’s A Slice of Cherry Pie. ... Read more »

Bangladeshi Shatkora Citrus: Candied Peel, Cordial, Posset & Pectin

{please see comments section for updates/ corrections on lemon variety.} A few weeks ago, a binge of bloggers* gathered in Drummond Street for a tasty, vegetarian, Indian meal. MiMi went shopping first and gifted organiser Will, with a large, green citrus. I adore the smell of limes and lemons and couldn’t stop myself from picking ... Read more »

Angela Nilsen’s Ultimate Quiche Lorraine

The Ultimate Quiche Lorraine

In February 2007 I chanced upon a marvellous cookbook: The Ultimate Recipe Book by Angela Nilsen. It had just been published, so I’m not sure how (or where) I came across it so soon, in the days before my compulsive food blogging. But I was instantly taken with Nilsen’s approach of selecting 50 classic dishes ... Read more »

Hix’ Baked Parsnips with Lancashire Cheese

Why are we eating parsnips in the summer? Well… we grow our own vegetables and, last year, we planted parsnips for the first time.¬†Early January was rainy and miserable and we left much of our winter crop in the ground for longer than we should have. So we urgently harvested a bumper crop of giant ... Read more »

Choux Buns With Coffee Custard Filling

Indulgence Coffee is a book about nostalgia. Published in April, it’s part of a series by Murdoch Books which aims to celebrate vintage style and “a bygone era when dressing up, serving tea in fine china and writing personal thank you notes afterwards were regarded as simply good manners.” In that, it succeeds, full of ... Read more »