One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolf

Crack a Few Eggs to Make an Omelette

Eggs are a fantastic source of protein. Boiled, poached, baked, scrambled, or fried. With a few extra ingredients you can have a cheap and filling meal. My brother introduced me to merguez sausage Made with either uncooked lamb or beef stuffed into an intestine casing. Merguez sausage is heavily spiced with cumin and harissa, sumac, […]

Warming Beef Keema

Here in the UK it went cold over the Easter period. To make things worse my boiler decided to pack up. The oven has been working overtime cooking stews, just to keep the edge off the chill. This warming beef keema was done on the hob. Although I enjoyed standing before a hot oven; the […]

Cheap & Cheerful: Lightly Spiced Meatballs & Pasta

From student life to raising a family on a tight budget, pasta dishes have to be something special to tickle my taste buds. This one was quick and easy to make, a comfort to eat, and for less than a fiver put on a smile at the checkout. I always recommend making your own meatballs, […]

Simnel Cake: A Light Fruit Cake with a Rich History

Derived from the Latin word simila meaning fine flour, from which the word semolina also comes from, simnel cake is a traditional fruit cake from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Dating back to the middle ages, it is associated with more myths and legends than Robin Hood. Bread regulations relating to weight, price, and quality […]


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