Pumpkin Surprise

A few weeks go, I asked my wonderful followers on Instagram & Facebook to give me 5 ingredients and that I would create a recipe out of them.The first 5 ingredients I got were… Pumpkin, spinach, bacon, cheese & spring onion.An unusual mix of ingredients and making great use of one of the season’s most…

Mango Salsa

This is a perfect 5 minute recipe that is a show stopper at any gathering. This is best using fresh mango. However, I always make sure I have a bag of frozen diced mango in the freezer to cater to impromptu hosting. I normally serve this with a selection board of homemade bread, cured meats…

Balsamic Onion Marmalade

Once I started making my own onion marmalade, I haven’t looked back. It goes great as as base for tarts, pizzas and alongside a plethora of dishes. Skill level: Easy peasy Ingredients 400g red onion, thinly sliced 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp golden caster sugar 50ml balsamic vinegar 50ml red wine vinegar 1 tsp red…

Lessons I’ve learned after 1 year of driving

I was a late bloomer when it came to learning how to drive. After living in city centres and/or being able to walk to work or have good public transport links, it wasn’t until I started my Masters degree and lived in semi-rural Fife that I realised that I was going to need to learn…

Marshmallows

If I go to a dinner party, one of my most requested sweet treats to bring is my homemade marshmallows with one of my friend referring to them as “pillows of joy”. These gooey delights will have you booking an appointment for the dentist shortly after so please enjoy responsibly! It’s also great for those…

Char Siu Low & Slow Ramen

I love the versatility of ramen dishes. You can make them as fancy or as simple as you would like. This low & slow ramen recipe is the perfect dish  to fancy up an instant classic. Enjoy it as main dish along side my pork & cabbage dumplings. Skill level: Easy peasy Ingredients Char Sui Pork 400g…

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies

Whilst lazily watching Netflix one Sunday afternoon, I instantly had a craving for my chocolate chip & peanut butter cookies. I always find that when I make this recipe, I am never able to patiently wait until to cookies have fully cooled from being in the oven and the cookie is gooey and soft in…

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Pumpkin Spice Peach Cobbler

As summer is drawing to an end and autumn is starting to make an appearance, peaches are now coming towards the end of their season. With this in mind, I couldn’t think of a better time to make some yummy peach cobbler.   Skill level: Easy peasy Ingredients 10 medium sized peaches, peeled, de-stoned &…

Pork & Cabbage Dumplings

Ah! the humble pot sticker! I first fell in love with these tasty Asian treats when I visited Beijing. Then I moved to London and dumplings became a permanent fixture in my foodie world. As Chinese supermarkets are now not within a reasonable distance to my house in Perth, I was fed up of waiting…