Spring Onion Pancakes with Crunchy Sweet Chilli Dipping sauce

Spring onion pancakes

Our allotment is beginning to produce some goodies for us. We have been enjoying the purple sprouting broccoli over the last few weeks and now we are into the spring onions. Both vegetables have required virtually no help from us. The recent rain has been plentiful which should have encouraged the slugs to come and […]

Summer courgette, pea & basil soup with cheese & olive scone tray-bake


As I was at home for the afternoon, I thought it would be a good idea to try out some new foods on the children for lunch and decided to let them get involved with the cooking which always seems to make them more interested in trying out the end results. Although small boy has […]

Chicken & rice with a kick


The inspiration behind this truly tongue tingling, spicy chicken dish is the cook and food writer Fuchsia Dunlop. She specialises in writing about the food of China and has written books on the subject as well as writng articles for newspapers and magazines. I came across a recipe of hers on her blog, www.fuchsiadunlop.com which I have […]

Crispy duck pancakes

crispy duck pancakes

I was catering for a friends party this weekend. She was having lots of different canapes and some mini bowl food. The food was eaten and enjoyed and it was interesting to see which of the canapes just disappeared within seconds of serving. You may or may not be surprised to hear that it was […]