Category Archives: Foodie moments

Recipes and musings about food and cooking

Mince pies – put to the test

Visit any food emporium this time of year and you’ll see mince pies, whether that’s stacks of boxes piled up on supermarket shelves, or a sugar-dusted affair in your cafe of choice, they’re everywhere. Last year in the UK, we … Continue reading

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“Emu” soup plus seedy biscuits

I saw an entertaining thread on Twitter last week where people shared family names for favourite meals, usually as a result of a child’s mispronunciation. Thanks to my younger sister we had one which has stuck: peemot (pronounced “peem-ot”, a … Continue reading

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Two more soups

I’ve been honing a couple of my regular soups. Plus, it happens to be #StopFoodWasteDay today – both soups help reduce waste, either by using items from the freezer, or finding a use for leftover leaves from salad bags. I’ve … Continue reading

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Biscuits made from Biscoff? Mind-blowing …

Warning: these biscuits may mess with your mind. My resident teen introduced me to Biscoff spread, a smooth spread fashioned from the little biscuits you often get with coffee or tea when out and about. And like the biscuits, the … Continue reading

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From the jaws of disaster … a new cheesecake is born

Flapjack has always been ‘a thing’ for me, mainly making it and eating it.  Perhaps it’s because flapjack and I share the same surname/final syllable? Over the last few years, I adapted my mother’s basic ratio of 8/6/4 oats/butter/dark brown … Continue reading

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Sensory time travel (and a recipe for challah)

It’s funny how a taste, a scent, a snatch of a song chorus can carry you back in time to a specific point in your life, often childhood. Not always a good place of course, however, I like to be positive … Continue reading

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Another royal wedding? Let them eat cake (and bread and soup)

May 2018: warm and sunny for Meghan and Harry’s wedding. October 2018: strangely warm, rather windy for Eugenie and Jack’s wedding. Two happy couples, but of slightly more practical interest to me, two wedding cakes. You might recall, H and M … Continue reading

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