Category: Food

Easy Christmas Dinner

Does the thought of cooking Christmas dinner bring you out in cold sweat? Don’t panic, I have a great solution. This is a meal that a friend and I prepared for Thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago and… Read More

Salt&Caramel Tear And Share Bread

Cinnamon, sugar, bread – is it just me or does this sound like the elusive Monkeybread? If you don’t know Monkeybread, you are missing a treat. A friend introduced me to Monkeybread, an American breakfast tradition, in her… Read More

Chicken Pie with Potato and Celeriac Topping

This is an adaptation to my Chicken Pot Pie recipe. It tasted so good, I thought I would share it with you.   Parboil potatoes – 3 or 4 middle-sized ones will do – and boil them in salted… Read More

Easy One-Pot Chicken and Ham Pie

This is my standard meal when we have visitors, One-Pot Chicken and Ham Pie. It looks impressive but is actually very easy. 15 mins prep, which you can do in the afternoon. When your visitors arrive, put the… Read More

Roasted Pork and Late Summer Veg Casserole with Thomas Crosby Muffins

This is a recipe that I made up today to use up some of the veg that we have left over this week. Regular readers know that we have signed up for a veg box, which I pick… Read More

Are you a Pot Saver or a Pot Slattern?

If you had asked me this earlier today, I would have had no idea what you were talking about. Now, thanks to the wonder of Mumsnet I know what a Pot Saver is, and that I am one…. Read More

Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Fleur de Sel

When I renamed the blog, I decided that I would make Salted Caramels and perhaps use the photos for the blog logo. Easier said than done, I discovered. When I searched for a recipe, I found that almost… Read More

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Cookies and Easy Chicken & Ham Pie

It has rained today. Warm rain, it has to be said, so still preferable to Scottish rain, but rain all the same. Our dog sniffs at the door, toddles along the side of the house, does what she… Read More

Store Cupboard Quick Meals

Sometimes I just cannot be bothered cooking. I have no inspiration, no initiative, null bock (as my German husband would say). When this happens, I open the cupboards and the fridge and have a Ready-Steady-Cook moment. I have… Read More

The BEST Carré d’Agneau recipe ever

Or if you are being less poncy, “Rack of Lamb”. I prefer to say Lamb Carré as it sounds more exotic, less pedestrian. And this is definitely not a pedestrian recipe. About a year ago, I was searching… Read More

Cooking For Vegetarians

I am going to admit that I am not a great fan of vegetables. Or rather, I like veg but I love meat and a meal for me pretty much always includes some kind of meat. Less meat… Read More

Salmon en Croûte

This was adapted from a Jamie Oliver’s recipe, in the Ministry Of Food book. I blogged recently about the E Coli outbreak in Germany, and my decision to start buying local food. Next week I shall receive my… Read More

Quick Homemade Pizza

Living in a small village has advantages and disadvantages and one of the down sides is the lack of take-out. We do have a pizzeria in the next village, but by the time we drive over there, wait… Read More

Healthy Banana Muffins – No Eggs

I did not intend to make “healthy” cakes today but I had run out of eggs and fancied making banana muffins. When I looked for a recipe, I came across this one on Mumsnet. The recipe looked good,… Read More

Breakfast Ideas

Last week I blogged about my Special K experience, so this week I am exploring different ideas for healthy and filling breakfasts. Like many people, I function better on a full stomach in the morning. Eating breakfast sets… Read More

Easy Homemade Bread

It is not as time consuming as you may think. The recipe I use is simple, quick and easy to prepare. I use American cups – I bought a set of cups as I use a lot of… Read More

Quick and Easy Salmon Coulibiac – inspired by Hairy Bikers

This is one of my OMG,-forgot-to-defrost-something-for-dinner-what-can-we-have-meals. It was inspired by the Hairy Biker’s recipe but is made from store cupboard and freezer ingredients. From start to finish, including baking time this recipe takes about 45 minutes and is… Read More

How to make friends and bake fabulous Fairy Cakes

The good thing about blogging (and twitter, not to mention Mumsnet) is that you can ask any question and you generally receive an answer. Whether you are looking for relationship advice, ideas for a birthday party, wondering where… Read More

Birthday Cake for Football Fan

My daughter helps to sieve the sugar – still in PJs This week my son reached the grand old age of 6 years old. For the past few weeks he has been avidly following the World Cup so I… Read More

Baking Rugelach

  Today I tried my hand at Rugelach, a festive Jewish treat. They look a bit like croissants but are made with cream cheese and sour cream. The rounds of dough are cooled for minimum 2 hours After… Read More

Bier, Bratwurst and Brezeln – the perfect combination

A Good German Housewife should be able to make Brezeln. Really? Well, normally a Good German Housewife (or at least a Bavarian one) knows where to buy decent Brezeln. Not so easy when you live 5 hours from… Read More

Baking Soda Bread Rolls – an experiment

After recently discovering how easy Soda Bread is to make, I decided this morning to attempt to make Soda Bread Rolls. Not out of any Domestic Goddess tendancies, but MrT had left to go to the Geneva Autosalon… Read More

Rolls for breakfast

I am feeling rather smug this morning after baking rolls for the first time. They look delicious, lets hope they taste as good.