Browsing All posts tagged under »cooking«

Moreish Spinach, Ricotta & Tomato Tart

May 18, 2011


I’m not a huge meat eater and I find myself cooking more and more vegetarian dishes. Generally speaking I find them less ‘efforty’ and tastier than meat (though I’m sure many would disagree!). This particular dish is a great side recipe for a summer BBQ or buffet and a favourable replacement for the ubiquitous quiche… It’s really […]

Amazingly Easy Tiramisu

May 13, 2011


I’m a big fan of easy desserts than can be whipped-up very quickly with the general contents of my cupboard! There are only a few of these concoctions though that are more than a guitly-eating pleasure and can raise themselves to guest-worthy status. My three never fail easy and guest-worthy desserts are Eton Mess, Zabaglione […]

Moussaka and Memories

May 8, 2011


In  2010 I had a lovely holiday in Rhodes with my other-half, where I managed to drag him to a cookery course in the quaint Melenos Lindos hotel.   Here we were taught how to make an authentic Greek meal, which included feta filo parcels and a delicious Moussaka. I first wrote about this on my […]

Lessons in Chocolate Making

May 3, 2011


Recently, I took my mum and my mum-in-law to be for an introductory course in chocolate making at Somersby Chocolates in Nottingham. This was quite a different type of cookery lesson than I’ve had before, where I ordinarily learn quite complicated dishes. On this occasion, the owner and teacher Hughie O’Hare, shared his tips of […]

Keralan Prawns

March 21, 2011


Clearly, one look through the history of my Parlour & Pantry posts reveals that I am cursed with a sweet tooth, hence my savory posts are in the minority. I have to make a conscious effort to cook savory food and not just rush to dessert! This is considerably aided by the masses of cookery […]

Almond & Pear Tart

March 17, 2011


I’ve been having a bit of a pantry clear-out lately, resulting in the discovery of a number of oddities lurking at the back of my kitchen cupboards. It would appear that a vast amount of my cupboard space is taken up by individually questionable tins of pears, cherries, pumpkin puree, chestnuts, evaporated milk and condensed […]

Banana Chai Bread

March 9, 2011


I am not a fan of brown bananas. Any hint of brown speckles on my banana skins and I know that they’ve ripened to far for me. It’s a constant challenge of Helen vs. the fruit bowl to eat them before they get to that stage! Thankfully, there is a way for me to rescue […]