Pumpkin Jar

In a previous post, I turned an old jar into a fairy house tea light holder. This time, I turned a very small jar (100ml) into a witchy pumpkin jar. You can fill the jar with sweets and it would make an excellent gift for Halloween, or anytime of year… if you know someone who…

Yorkshire Rascals

The rascal, or fat rascal, has been around since the 1800’s. Originating in Yorkshire, this fruit packed treat bares a close resemblance to a scone or rock cake. It is traditionally decorated with plain blanched almond and glacé cherries, but I like to put my own spin on it. I use Morello glacé cherries, as I…

Teriyaki Pork Belly and Sweet Potato

Teriyaki Pork Belly and Sweet Potato

Things have taken quite a leap forward in the Mutherfudger kitchen. All the painting is done, the kitchen has been installed, and this week, the flooring went down. We have been kept busy for big chunks of the weekend for several weeks now. This means that a dinner that is simple to put together is…

cheese and onion puffs

Cheese and Onion Puffs

As part of the kitchen diner renovation, we had to move the big chest freezer I have into the old small kitchen, which is now to be used as a utility room. This meant eating a lot of the pre-prepared meals I have done over the last few months to try and empty the freezer….

bacon tomato and basil quiche

Bacon Tomato and Basil Quiche

Most of my favourite dishes could be possibly be described as comforting or stodgy, definitely more autumn winter fayre than spring or summer. However, when the weather warms up, I do find myself craving lighter foods. This week has been one of those rare spring weeks where the temperature has been pushing past 25°C, so I…

Marinara Sauce

I truly believe that marinara sauce is one of those things you should always have in the house. It is so versatile. You can use it straight up with some wholemeal pasta, throw a few meatballs or prawns in it, or fry up some minced beef and it makes a good bolognaise or lasagne sauce….