Pork And Mushroom Pie From Leftovers

Pork and mushroom pie, broccoli and mash

Generally roasting a bit of meat is the east bit of cooking for me. You just need to make sure the oven is at the right temperature and any herbs, spices, liquids or fillings have been added added to the meat before cooking it and allowing it to rest for a while before serving. Finding […]

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Chowder

Bowl of meaty chowder

It must have been years since I last made a chowder, probably back when my partner still lived with his undergraduate university pals, but my partner distinctly liked it and was attracted towards one in a recipe book recently. The liking of chowder is something that I can perfectly understand as it is a very […]

Thornton’s Chocolate

I used to have such a sweet tooth when I was younger and even up until recently I would probably choose to have a main and a dessert over a starter and a main but those tastes do seem to be changing. Sure like everybody there are moments when my body screams that I need […]

Chicken And Sweetcorn Risotto

A fancier chicken and sweetcorn risotto compared to the past

People often ask me what my favourite dish is to cook or if I have a speciality and whilst I am not a trained chef and some of my techniques are a bit dubious risotto has to be up there and over the years I have been cooking there has been a marked improvement. Risotto […]

Spaghetti Bolognese

Beef mince bolognese rests on spaghetti with a sprinkling of cheese and a side salad

For me spaghetti bolognese is such a simple meal to cook and a real comfort food to eat as well. But because it is so incredibly easy to cook it can end up being on the menu a little too often and become samey so I try to give it a little twist or add […]

Lush Twilight Bath Bomb

Whenever I look at the Lush Twilight bath bomb I always end up thinking of a big fluffy marshmallow could that I want to cuddle up to and fall asleep in. I think the light shade of pink, the patterns on the bath bomb and the name of the product really create a bit of […]

Broccoli, Pea and Mint Risotto

Vegetable risotto with breaded cod

I am not really a huge fan of peas or mint but recently I wanted to use up some breaded fish fillets but was not feeling chips so opted to do a risotto. The idea of also having a meal full of greenery was pretty appealing as the remains of a chest infection has lingered […]