Category Food

Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This weekend was spent with a friend of ours who was visiting from England. On Saturday we went to Arata Pumpkin Farm, got slightly lost in the Maze, but were eventually victorious, found the Minotaur, and emerged with our golden pumpkins! We also bought some pumpkins of various shapes and sizes to take home and […]

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 […]

Hope and Greenwood’s Pulled Butter Toffee

For a few weeks back in July/August (?) on Friday nights, before Great British Bake Off Extra Slice, there was a show on BBC2 brought to you by those sugar superfans Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood called Sweets Made Simple. One of those show that makes you drool and want to make everything. You know […]

Miranda Gore Browne’s Coat Pocket Biscuits

These little beauties I actually made on Wednesday night while watching GBBO (such amazing showstoppers this year!), but by the time they came out of the oven it was late, and so today I finally catch up with myself! Coat Pocket Biscuits Recipe – taken from Biscuit by Miranda Gore Browne Ingredients 250g unsalted butter, […]

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

What a busy busy week! Especially in comparison to my last 8 months of unemployment, unemployed  -> full on full time employment instantly! So far, all is well. My new co-workers are awesome, and the new job is just challenging enough to be interesting, without me feeling totally out of my depth! Oh, and pretty […]

Chocolate Coconut Shortbread

It’s my birthday. While I am being whisked off to a mystery location (which so far involves an overnight stop in Sonoma), I shall leave you with this tasty little number for your eye viewing pleasure. (I’m pretty sure this is something I just made up, but just roll with it) Yum yum.   Chocolate […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Shortbread

I don’t really like nuts. It’s something that makes people who like nuts go: “Have you even tried them? When was the last time you tried some? You can’t dislike all nuts” Well, I like the taste of Almond, and like ground almonds in stuff, but if I were to eat an Almond, I would […]

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 […]