Easy Veggie Risotto

Although risotto has a reputation for being a bit of a fiddle to make, it’s actually only the stirring that requires any real effort, and you really don’t have to stir for all that long. In fact, I can have a delicious Easy Veggie Risotto on the table in not much more than thirty to forty Read More…

Devilish Peanut Butter Cake

I made this cake for my husband’s birthday on Wednesday. It is an homage to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – which my family and I love – but which are incredibly hard to get in the UK. At least you can get them some places now, not like when I first came to England and Read More…

Maple Glazed Chicken with Roast Root Vegetables

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Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday (or any day!)

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the Christian season of Lent begins. In years gone by, the consumption of sugar, fat and eggs was traditionally restricted during Lent, and making pancakes was a way of using up these staple ingredients before the fast. Many Christians still give up something (meat, sugar, chocolate or alcohol Read More…

Basil Cheese Strata at Hennessey House

We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Hennessey House Bed and Breakfast Inn in the Napa Valley recently. The breakfasts were wonderful, and the lovely cakes, cookies and treats that were always available on the antique sideboard in the dining room were just delicious. One of my favourite dishes from the weekend was Basil Cheese Read More…