Italian Beef Stew with Pasta

The clocks in England finally went forward for British Summer Time on Sunday. (That’s what we call Daylight Savings Time here.) We are definitely seeing some more sun, but it is still quite chilly outside most days, and particularly in the evenings. So although it won’t be long until I eschew the hot, comforting stews Read More…

Pear and Walnut Salad

I love salads all year round, but like most people I make them more often in the spring and summer. I like to incorporate fruit in salads, as I find it makes them more of a meal and adds a lovely flavour and freshness to them. This is a lovely salad for spring or autumn Read More…

Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home Friday

Once again, I’m very pleased to be co-hosting this foodie blog hop with the Hella D of Helladelicious and Alex of A Moderate Life. The linky is called Feed Me, Tweet Me, Follow Me Home and it is a true blog hop. This means, that if YOU wish to run the hop on your blog, Read More…

Love Your Leftovers – Spicy Chicken Nan Bread ‘Pizzas’

I wrote last Friday about Spicy Mango Chicken, a delicious new recipe I developed, and I promised to publish a recipe for the leftovers ‘soon’. Well, I don’t know where this week has gone, and I’m sorry I’ve taken so long to do it, but here it is (finally!) But before I share the recipe, Read More…

The Latest on The Royal Wedding

London is buzzing with excitement about the Royal Wedding, and we are all keeping our eyes open for sightings of the happy couple in the press. Fashionistas are watching Catherine Middleton for the next new trend, and anything she is seen wearing disappears from the stores hours after the first photos hit the wire. For Read More…

Let’s Do Brunch

I am now partnering with the lovely Chaya of My Sweet and Savory and Bizzy B. Bakes to host Let’s Do Brunch. Brunch is one of my favourite meals, and brings to mind lazy Sundays and long summer afternoons. Sometimes though, brunch for me is when I am so busy I forget to eat breakfast Read More…

Wordless Wednesday – Family

Linking up with: Wordless Wednesday at God’s Perfect Promises

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop

I have been participating in the Hearth and Soul blog hop for quite some time now. The thing that drew me to it is the ethos behind it, which recognizes that food is so much more than just nourishment for our bodies or something to eat. Food is home, family, memory, and a connection to Read More…

Beef and Barley Stew

My Mom always made the most amazing stews. In fact, my Dad bought her one of those special clay pots that were so popular back in the 1970’s, and she used to love using it. Mom often put pearl barley in her stews, both to ‘stretch’ the meat and to give the stew flavour. I Read More…

Easy Veggie French Bread Pizza

I’m not going to mention brand names, but there are definitely some French bread pizzas out there in your grocer’s freezer cabinet. Thing is, I can promise they don’t taste as good as my recipe, and they cost more. And that is before we begin to talk about the things those brands add to their Read More…