Recipe and Review – Mushroom and Cheese Tiers with McLelland Cheddar

This is an adaptation of a Mary Berry Recipe from my Charity Shop Haul! I have simplified it to make it one step and to use things I had in my fridge. It is simply Mushrooms (any size and shape you like. Just choose a dish that fits them and tomatoes the same size. Large […]

Easy Peasy Leek and Pasta Bake Recipe

Inspired by my haul of cookbooks from the charity shop I decided to make a Leek & Pasta Bake. In the Mary Berry book I had looked long and hard at her Leek and Potato Gratin – but I really fancied pasta. I never follow a recipe entirely so substituting pasta for potato is the […]

Recipes for the Run up to Christmas

The lovely Pilgrim’s Choice people kindly sent me a pack of their crumbly tangy Farmhouse Cheese and some super recipes for Christmas (some are ideal for using up all those leftovers we all have after Christmas).  I decided that as a lot of us are trying to economise over the next couple of months to […]

What are your simple pleasures?

If we all had ten simple pleasures and practiced them each day we would be healthier and happier. Of course we all have unhealthy pleasures too but for today let’s forget about then and concentrate on those feel good pleasures. Here are my ten: The sky, when life seems cloudy there is always a bright […]

Review of Savoury rice aka Pensioners Paella

Now you all know that I like to eat but not to cook. This is my “recipe” for Pensioners Paella. For 2 people I take 2 packets of Tesco Everyday Value Golden Vegetable Savoury rice and tip them into my trusty old (lidded) wok. Add the water as on the pack and a good handful […]