One of the happiest activities I can think of is scooping fresh churros out of the hot oil, then rolling them in cinammon sugar... and the best bit: dipping them in melted dark chocolate before going in for the sweet bite. I love churros. Unfortunately, there will be no instant gratification for me here as … Continue reading Churros & Dark Chocolate Sauce
"In the orchestra of a great kitchen, the sauce chef is a soloist." so said the great French restaurateur, Fernand Point. What is life without sauce? What are chips without ketchup (and salt and vinegar)? Or hotdogs without mustard? Or god forbid, tagliatelle with no bolognese?! Wow, it's midnight, and as I typed that last … Continue reading Tomato Relish
On a night out with my friends several years ago, the question "If you were an ice-cream, what flavour would you be?" came up, and mine was butterscotch by general consensus. Recently, this came up again with an entirely different group of people, and the answer was still butterscotch! I suppose I haven't changed much... sickly … Continue reading Butterscotch Sauce!
I am not one of those homecooked, organic food snobs, however I do enjoy taking the time to whip up fresh food from scratch when I have the time. Nigella calls it her Italian Mamma mode, which I would love to adopt, but have no Italian blood in my my heritage... so I'll need to … Continue reading Garlic Tomato Pizza Sauce
The past five days have just flown right over my head, and now I find myself on the wrong side of a long weekend. We've all been here, yet coming back to this point never gets any easier. I do have some good news though: I finally have an oven again! So in a half-hearted … Continue reading Sticky Date Pudding