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Malaysia: Easing Into Asia

Malaysia: Easing Into Asia

Travel, Hotel and Food Guide Malaysia: Easing Into Asia. Everybody says, if you’ve never been to Asia, then Thailand is a great place to start. Many years ago, I followed that advice and have since been to Thailand many times as well as Indonesia and…

Quick Scots Porridge

Quick Scots Porridge

Okay, first, I need to say something about the cooking time of my Quick Scots Porridge before any purists have a fit.  I only cook it for a couple of minutes, but I know there are those who insist it should be bubbled for an…

Savoury Sundried Tomato Pinwheels

Savoury Sundried Tomato Pinwheels

Savoury Sundried Tomato Pinwheels ‘Come round for drinks and nibbles.’  Sounds simple doesn’t it?  But it can get out of hand for the host, if you don’t have a plan that is.  My strategy, as with most things, is to keep it simple with a…

Sparkling Suggestions To Toast The New Year

Sparkling Suggestions To Toast The New Year

Sparkling Suggestions To Toast The New Year Before you rush out to fill your shopping basket with the usual suspects, I’d like to share with you my sparkling suggestions to toast the new year. Champagne I often go for something from a lesser known house. …

Vacherin Mont d’Or Cheese Fondue

Vacherin Mont d’Or Cheese Fondue

My first impulse is to tell you that this is my favourite cheese and that Vacherin Mont d’Or Cheese fondue is my favourite too. But, with my fingers hovering above the keyboard, I’m questioning myself. How can I say of all the hundreds of cheeses…

Quick and Easy Mince Pie Puffs

Quick and Easy Mince Pie Puffs

If you’re in need of the Christmas comfort that only mince pies can bring, but don’t have time to make my classic Cranberry Mince Pies, try this version, my quick and easy mince pie puffs. All the deliciousness of a mince pie but in a…

Cranberry Mince Pies

Cranberry Mince Pies

Christmas means my cranberry mince pies. Well, it means stuffing and bread sauce and sprouts and all that too, but mince pies are high on the list. Mince pies are not savoury, as some of my non-British friends think, and of course I don’t blame…

Meaty Mushroom and Spinach Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe

Meaty Mushroom and Spinach Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe

Meaty Mushroom and Spinach Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe  Pasta is something I became wary of, not cooking it, but how much of it I ate.  It’s got the reputation of making us fat and as someone who deals with an eating disorder, I got scared of…

Pierre Robert Cheese

Pierre Robert Cheese

To say I love cheese would be the one of the most under of statements. I eat cheese every day, often more than once… honestly, more than that. If you open my fridge you’ll find at least three or four different kinds, always. Normally, I…

Quick Apricot Compote

Quick Apricot Compote

Quick Apricot Compote – Save the sunshine. Compote is basically fruit cooked in it’s own syrup. It’s a really good way of using up or preserving lots of fruit when it’s in season. And, if you’ve got some fruit that’s not ripe, this’ll give it…