If you love to entertain, but have little time to do so, then having a selection of cheeses in your fridge might just be the way to wow your guests. Add a few preserves and crackers and you’re good to go.
There are few dishes as homely as a freshly baked apple pie, served warm with thick cream. It smells buttery, yet fragrant with cinnamon, the fruitiness of fresh apples filling the air. I’ve always struggled to find an easy recipe for a hearty apple crumble, untill I once saw “The Hairy Bikers” on BBC Lifestyle cooking up a really rustic version of this classic pie.
Sometimes life takes you on a bumpy ride. Not serious stuff, but enough to make you need a hug at the end of the day. Like breaking down on the highway in mid morning traffic. Or getting a massive bill for unforseen medical costs. Or finding out your fridge has stopped working.
When I was in primary school in the late 1980′s, I created my first recipe book. It was a “reporters notebook”, ringbound, with a model posing as a cowgirl on the cover (I cut it out of a magazine). It had an index, featuring basic recipes like meringues, cheese scones, pecan nut cookies and fudge.
A lovely long Easter weekend is awaiting us all! To most of us, that means eating lots of easter eggs, hot cross buns, proper Sunday roasts and other special treats. When I was still at school, one of my best friends’ Mom would stock up their pantry with the most amazing array of sweets and chocolates for Easter.
Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind. In food terms, that would mean: ignore the kilojoules, and go for pure pleasure. These long eclairs (or choux buns, as they are also referred to) are filled with slices of fresh banana and sweetened vanilla-pod cream, then topped with pure Nutella spread straight from the jar.
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