What I’ve been eating this month – September 2019

6.9.19 Go To Fruit Cake One of the few recipes I make time and time again, is the fruit cake from Jane Brocket’s Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, which is sadly out of print now (it is an ‘old’ book, published 2008, but it looks like you can still get second hand copies on Amazon…

On the menu – Mince Pie Cookies and Creamy Tomato Pasta

Tuesday I made Nigella’s Cranberry mince pies on Friday (not blogged, as not a new recipe for me, I make them pretty much every year, they have the perfect mincemeat for people who don’t like mincemeat) and as I had some mincemeat left, I made Mince Pie Cookies from a recipe by Jamie Oliver. I…

On the menu – more Nigella and The Art of the Larder

Saturday So I made the chilli cheese garlic bread from Nigella’s At My Table and, well, it was okay. It was nice bread with LOTS of butter, so you basically can’t go wrong but it disappointed a bit with whole chilli, garlic, cheese side of it. The chilli side of it was never going to…

On the menu – more Hugh, Nigella and Ed Smith plus some John Whaite

Tuesday I am trying to increase the number of different types of veg I eat, I’m not good with root vegetables, unless it’s potatoes, carrots, beetroot or at a push, parsnip. So, anyway, today’s attempt was swede, I have eaten swede before, it is quite nice mashed but in this, roast swede vegeree from Hugh…

On the menu – proper food, pleeease

Not a proper ‘on the menu’ this week, my TMJ has been particularly bad this week, so I’ve been living off risotto, mashed potato and yoghurt, pleeease jaw, I would just like to be able to chew stuff! I can’t see my diet particularly improving over at least the next two weeks, so if ‘on the…

On the menu – Christmas cooking concluded

Friday S had a cooking splurge at the beginning of the holidays, as well as her signature shortbread and the christmas cake I mentioned last week, she also made giant gingerbread men (using a cutter I picked up on a whim from Lakeland). She used this recipe, multiplied by one and a half, as we…