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Smoky Spicy Cheddar and Asparagus Risotto

This week has been a busy one…. but an exciting one as it was finally time for Orientation, ready for me to start school again! The past few days have been full of meeting new people and filling out forms, learning new procedures……. I can’t wait to get started! Dinner wanted to be something fairly […]

Spicy Roasted Tomato Soup (with Feta)

This weekend we went hiking at Mount Madonna County Park near Watsonville. We were basically hiking in a cloud, then it drizzled, and we were surrounded by beautiful trees. It was just like hiking in Oregon ;o) Afterwards we paid a visit to Birdsong Orchards, a friend of a friend’s farm. This year they planted […]

A quick post about Arancini

This is just a really quick post, a little add on extra to my previous posts on risotto (Mushroom and Rosemary, Beetroot, Butternut Squash and Sage, Goat’s Cheese, Pea, and Lemon). Most of the time when I make risotto, I make enough for 4-5 people (generally only 4, as Mr M will usually have an […]

Quick Pea and Mint Soup

I have a bad habit of seeing random ingredients at the supermarket and buying them. A month or so ago it was the turn of some Green Pea Flour that I saw at Milk Pail Market. I can’t deny that part of the reason for buying it was so I could say to Mr M that […]

Cheesey Cauliflower and Pasta Pie…. with an optional little “Slap”

It’s been a while, but I thought I would take a brief break from the sewing posts, and do a little experimental cooking. A friend of mine swears by a little bit of Slap Ya Mama to add a little spicy kick to everything. I saw some the other day, so decided to buy some […]

Chickpea and Spinach Pie

My old job was located right in Bristol city centre. Close proximity to all kinds of tasty foodstuffs, including the joy of Pieminister Mothership Tuesdays, Pippin doughnut Fridays, and a little place called Royce Rolls, which was just inside St Nick’s Market, and sold super tasty flapjacks sarnies and bits of pastry. This is my […]

Happy Pi(e) Day!

I made some Homity Pie again, using the recipe from Pieminister . I miss you Mothership Tuesdays! Oooooh check it! I made the edges all fancy and everything! …and then I made mini ones from the leftover pastry and filling using my new toy from Lakeland. Yum! (also a Lemon Meringue Pi(e), because it is my […]