I'm Back

I’m back!

So, it’s been a while… I realise that it has been about a year since I posted regularly, but I thought I would let you all know that I intend to start posting again. The reasons I have taken the time off are many and varied, but essentially health related. Not least one of which was…

Gingerbread Iced Christmas Wreath cookies

2015 Christmas Hamper round up

Yes, I know it’s February, but I decided to take some time off over the festive season to recharge the old batteries. While much of the northern hemisphere has been under a blanket of snow, Nottingham is under it’s usual grey clouds. Temperatures are strangely mild for the season. We had some proper wintery weather,…

Game of Scones All Men Must Dine

Review: Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine

A few of you, certainly those who know me in real life, may already know that my husband runs the book review site, The Eloquent Page. This book came to my attention through his fiction contacts, not mine. I think there must be few people now that have not heard of Game of Thrones. Even those…

Back To The Future cookies full set

Back To The Future Cookies for Parkinsons Charities

I am taking a little break from the squash recipes today to tell you about some cookies I made for charity. As a big fan of the Back To The Future movies, and of their lead actor, Michael J Fox, it was unthinkable to allow Future Day to go by unacknowledged. What is Future Day?…

roasted squash and spinach lasagne

Roasted Squash and Spinach Lasagne

After serving this lasagne, my husband proclaimed it to be his favourite dish of #SquashAppreciationMonth so far. It has quite a few steps in it, but the resulting dish is extremely tasty, making it very worthwhile. Despite being vegetarian, you could easily serve this to the most ardent meat eater and you won’t hear any…

Squash and bacon risotto

Roasted Squash and Bacon Risotto

Risotto is one of those dishes I usually order at a restaurant than make at home. Why? Anyone that has spent time making a risotto knows that they involve a lot of work. You have to toast the rice in butter, keep the stock warm, add stock little at a time and stir constantly. This is…