Fettuccini with four P's (prawns, pancetta, peas and parsley)

In my previous few posts about pasta I mentioned that it is something that G and I don’t normally eat a lot of but it seems that in the past few weeks we have been devouring it a little more regularly.  This is possibly due to a couple of reasons.  The first being that […]

Pumpkin scones












I’ve never considered myself a technical genius or one to share the intimacies of my life with the rest of the world.  Don’t get me wrong, I love sharing my food […]

Brown butter banana tart


Having good friends over for dinner gives me an excellent excuse to create something that I would not normally make.  So when one of my girlfriends said she could join us one evening I put my thinking cap on. 

My dear friend Cherie came for dinner last night and brought me some of  […]

Lime slice

I am fortunate enough to have some wonderful friends who not only recognise my passion for cooking but also foster it in many ways.  Their generosity is, at times, somewhat overwhelming although sincerely appreciated.  I am often lucky enough to be given ingredients, especially home grown items such as fruit and vegetables, and […]

Make your own - Lamb stock

In cooking, there are certain things that are just better made at home, even if they are a little time consuming.  Stock is one of those things that, whenever I have the time, I like to make myself.  There are some very good chicken and beef stocks on the market so I tend not […]

Spagettini with meatballs

Throughout my childhood and many of my teenage years I was a competitive swimmer.  This meant that I consumed large quantities of complex carbohydrates to fuel my body for the long training hours.  One of the most frequent things that I used to eat was pasta.  I think that was because it was something the whole […]

Indian feast - 4 delicious dishes


I have mentioned my love for cooking with spices in many posts and have included both Thai and Indian categories in my list because they are two of the cuisines I cook whenever I have the opportunity.  I sometimes find that making spice mixes and curry pastes can be quite […]

Lamb with quinoa and roasted pumpkin

Continuing to support our commitment to eating healthy throughout the winter months I have been searching for recipes that will serve our purpose.  The problem I often find with low-fat, dairy free, wheat free meals is that while they might be a healthier alternative they can often lack in flavour.  However, this is not the case […]

Designing a new class - Indian

One of the things that I love most about cooking is passing on all the information that I have learnt over the years.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity to do that in several ways.  My blog allows me to share my cooking ‘journey’ and thoughts with you all while my classes permit me to […]

Banana bran muffins

Having fruit that is a little past its prime seems like an endless reoccurrence in our house, especially when it comes to bananas.  I’m not sure if I buy too many or whether neither of us eat enough but there always seems to be some left by the end of the week.