Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

When looking for inspiration of which vegetable to include in my dinners, I like to pick ones that are seasonal and work from there. At the moment, British asparagus is at its best. It works well with most meat or fish dishes, and is almost made to accompany my favourite meat, chicken. It is versatile…

Chorizo and Bean Casserole

Chorizo and Bean Casserole

What happened to Spring? It was there for a little while – I am sure of it. This morning started off with a rain storm, for goodness sake. In some ways, I was grateful for the temperature dip, because I had been dreaming about this chorizo and bean casserole all week, and casserole is always…

squash and pancetta pasta

Squash and Pancetta Pasta

Squash is one of the most under rated vegetables. If you are looking for something tasty, nutritious and low fat, then you can’t go wrong with squash. We grow a fair amount here in the UK, yet it seems our supermarkets only seem to stock butternut squash, or the odd pumpkin around Halloween. Farmers markets…

vanilla and rose Mothers Day cookies

Vanilla and Rose Cookies for Mother’s Day

While Mother’s Day in the US started in the early 1900’s and was made popular thanks to greeting card company, Hallmark, here in the UK, it has a much older origin. During the 16th century, people would return to their mother church on the fourth Sunday in Lent. People in domestic service were given the…

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

If asked, I am never quite sure how to answer the question “Do you like Indian cuisine?”. If you had asked me this 5 years ago, it would have been a definite no, but now I think I do. As I have mentioned here many times, I don’t like things too hot. I love things…

Buttermilk Waffles and Pancake Make-ahead Mix

Week day breakfasts are usually done on the run, a cereal bar or something easily slipped into the lunch bag to gnaw on when we get to work. However, at the weekends when we have more time, we like to take things at a more leisurely pace here at Chez Mutherfudger. A favourite is pancakes,…