GBBO Homage

  Well it’s that time of year again. September is here, it’s pouring with rain and I’m watching Series 7 of The Great British Bake Off. Not put off by the scandalous accusations of sexism and gender-stereotyping through use of coloured icing as part of the series launch, this year in a homage to GBBO I’ll be…

A Man, A Plan, 3 Menus, Christmas

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  Last minute running around, preparing for the big day(s).  Again, we have a number of events going on over the Christmas period and it’s a time when my natural Project Management tendencies kick in to play.  Schedules, shopping lists and menus for the Christmas period are now in…

Reservoir Dogs Cupcakes

OK, so maybe cupcakes aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Quentin Tarantino’s multi-award winning cult jewellery heist turned bloodbath movie, but when I was thinking about a cupcake experiment, I felt I needed a theme.  Over the coming weeks I’ll be attempting to capture the essence of the 6…

Coming Soon – Vegetarian Christmas 2010

Yet another veggie Christmas dinner to create this year!  Recipes to follow shortly, but the menu is looking like this:           Horseradish & Brussels Sprout Pate ===^=== Mushroom & Brie Fondue with fresh Focaccia ===^=== 3 Types of Tortellini in a Vegetable Broth ===^=== Marmalade Pudding & Whiskey Ice-cream, served with…

Coming Soon – Chilli Pepper Sauces

Have you just finished harvesting your summer crops in anticipatation of that first frost?  Do you have a bucket full of chilli peppers and just don’t know what to do with them?  Coming soon – 3 chilli sauces which will meet your needs for every occasion:- Sweet Chilli Sauce  – the ‘Thai-style’ dipping sauce Chilli…

Limoncello

I’ve had this in mind for some time, but not got around to experimenting.  I did brew up a batch of Lemon Gin at the end of last year, and that’s busy maturing in the boot of the car, but won’t be ready before the end of 2012 so I was keen to try something…

Coming Soon…..

I’ve obviously been watching too much ‘Masterchef goes Large’, as my recent recipes didn’t really qualify as ‘Nice ‘n Spicy’. I can’t quite call them haute cuisine, but they are heading in the direction of food I would serve up at a dinner party. So, instead of allowing them to go to waste, I think…