How appropriate for Valentine’s Day – heart shaped waffles made with love. I say ‘made with love’ as I absolutely love my waffle iron. Made from heavy cast iron, it is my favourite piece of kitchen equipment. I love the fact that this was once owned by my Grandmother, who I sadly never met. It then travelled with my mother when she left Sweden to make … Continue reading Waffling on………….
One question I am often asked is, what to serve for a dessert after a spicy meal. Inspired by last week’s snowy weather I made a coconut, lime & mint granita for such an occasion. You will find this dessert works well as coconut is widely used in many curries, especially Asian style. It also has an amazing cooling effect while the lime and mint … Continue reading Coconut ‘Slush’ Granita
You certainly can’t upstage the fantastic ‘Diva Cooking’ book by the wonderful Victoria Blashford-Snell and Jennifer Joyce. As the title suggests it is without doubt ‘unashamedly glamorous party food’. Just before Christmas the Wooden Spoon Club put this to the test and thoroughly enjoyed an exquisite meal which got everyone’s festive seasons off to a super start. Having already been a huge fan of the … Continue reading Divine Diva Dining
This twice baked biscuit from Italy is a Christmas classic in my house. Perfect to dip in coffee, hot chocolate or even mulled wine. Follow the recipe below and experiment with extra ingredients of your choice (totalling approximately 150g). Here are my two favourites, Hazelnut & Orange and Dark Chocolate, Cherry & Almond. Store in an airtight container and have them at the ready for … Continue reading Biscotti Biscotti
It might be ‘beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ out and about but now is the time to start bringing it to the table too. With just three weeks to go to the big day why not start by giving your breakfast a little festive flavour with this super easy Christmas Compote. Made with frozen berries, spices, orange zest and a dash of spirits … Continue reading Christmas Compote
With less than a month to go until the big day …. it’s time to get cooking for Christmas! Why is it we always seem to rush like crazy just before, yet we know all year the day is coming. This year I am making sure everything is done well ahead of schedule, so I can enjoy the festivities to the full. Asked the other … Continue reading Knocking Out The Stuffing
For our last meeting we turned to ‘Delicious’ magazine. Some of us selected from the magazine’s on-line collection (here) but most of us opted for the current issue. Since we met on October 1st the recipes came from the September issue. What we liked was, unlike other magazines, ‘Delicious’ is only available during the current calendar month and sales thus start on the first. Other magazines … Continue reading Delicious Delicious