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On the menu - pasta, ice lollies and the New York Times food app


I am always open to new suggestions with my cooking, which is perhaps not always a good thing because when you’ve got a particular recipe down to a tee, why deviate into something that is probably not going to be that good? 1,108 more words


On the menu - mostly quick food


My cooking mojo has slightly left me this week, so quick food is the name of the game. I saw this recipe for chicken noodle soup… 892 more words


Our Verdict: "Home Cook"

Kirstin: It was always going to be difficult to follow last month’s book by Melissa Clark.

Maureen: Yes, because that book was utter perfection. This book, on the other hand, was not. 379 more words

Our Verdict

On the menu - oatcakes, granola, poppy seed bread x2, vampiro juice and raw jam


I made Thyme and Parmesan Oatcakes from Lorraine Pascale’s Bake and they were absolutely delicious and completely moreish. They had a gorgeous, subtle, cheesy flavour and the perfect proportion of crunch to chew. 1,133 more words


"Unbelievably Dark & Delicious Chocolate Cake" from "Home Cook"

I’m not going to beat around the bush: This was a disaster.

Just look at the picture above as it really is worth 1,000 words. It’s just one big gloopy mess. 204 more words


"Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Red Quinoa Salad" from Home Cook

Kirstin: I’ve been looking forward to cooking with pomegranate molasses, but never had the opportunity before.

Tom: Is that what’s on the chicken?

Kirstin: Yes, it’s what makes that wonderful glaze. 91 more words


"Fish Tacos" from "Home Cook"

We could retitle this post: “This is where things begin to go badly for this cook book.”

In the second chapter of a novel I was reading last year, the author made such an elementary factual error I found that I couldn’t trust anything she wrote for the rest of the book. 457 more words

Fish Friday