Boston Beans

Boston Beans

I first heard of Boston Beans on one of the many American cooking shows shown on FoodNetwork. I made them for the first time a couple of Halloweens ago, and served with potato wedges. I had a hankering for cheese scones recently, and my husband suggested Boston Beans to go with it. It works so…

Cheese Scones

Cheese Scones

The scone is a ubiquitous little thing, and a quintessential part of British afternoon tea. Invented in Scotland in the 16th century, it is the grown up cousin of the American ‘biscuit’. It is more akin to pastry than cake, and with a simple ingredient list of flour, fat, and a raising agent it typifies…

Treacle Text

Treacle Tart

I love fresh bread, but often the loaf starts to get a little dry before I have the opportunity to eat it all. When this happens, I don’t throw it for the birds (it’s actually quite bad for them anyway), I make breadcrumbs. They can then be put in a bag and frozen until you…

fruit and nut flapjack

Fruit and Nut Flapjack

Often recipes claim that flapjacks are a healthy snack. This is a tad misleading. While they are packed with healthy oats, they are also a haven for vast quantities of butter and sugar. They have their place though. Their portability makes them a great snack to take on a day out walking or in the…

Spicy Lamb Kofta

Spicy Lamb Kofta

This week, I have been in hospital to have an operation on my left hand. I am currently in convalescence, and this means that the burden of running the house falls entirely on my husband’s shoulders. That, and of course catering to my every whim. Prior to the operation, I decided to make ahead as…

Southern style fried okra

Southern Style Fried Okra

When I was in the States last year, one of the things I got to try for the first time was fried okra. Bizarrely, it was at a chinese buffet restaurant, but next to the wontons and noodles there was a section of popular southern food. I had heard okra mentioned on TV etc, but…