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Oatmeal Nut and Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal Nut and Cranberry Cookies

The world and his wife have taken to baking during lockdown.  My social media timelines are full of photos of former cooking phobics turned domestic goddesses (and gods) holding proudly aloft their latest creation.  Everybody’s been at it.  Everybody apart from me, that is.  Not 

Spaghetti Bolognese, My Way

Spaghetti Bolognese, My Way

For years I’ve skirted around my recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese,  giving it all different names, trying not to offend anyone with it’s lack of authenticity.  I know it’s not a real Bolognese sauce, and I know a real Spaghetti Bolognese is a long slow cooked 

My Favourite Chicken Curry

My Favourite Chicken Curry

I had to differentiate this chicken curry recipe by calling it My Favourite Chicken Curry because I have tons of curry recipes that I love and an almost embarrassing amount of them are chicken based. Given I’m such a curry fiend, it took me a 

Quick and Easy Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Quick and Easy Sweet and Sour Shrimp

My Quick and Easy Sweet and Sour Shrimp makes the perfect mid-week meal.  Just when you’re flagging and starting to long for the weekend, this recipe will get you there in style. This recipe is a keeper.  Ever since I came up with it more 

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 a few times as well as Indonesia 

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