Chicken and Cashew Nuts

Easy Chicken and Cashew Nuts

As I get older, I’m beginning to find that I like eating things that previously I wouldn’t have bothered with. Perhaps it’s a sign of a developing palate, or perhaps that my tastebuds are finally giving up the ghost after…

Dicing an Onion

How to Dice an Onion

An easy way to dice an onion that leaves you with neat little pieces.

Chilli Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chilli Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

A delicious chocolate buttercream cake topping with a hidden secret – chilli powder!

Cherries and Grapes

Rumtopf – Part Two

Last time I started the rumtopf with some strawberries and yellow plums. Next up – cherries and grapes!

Japanese KitKats

Japanese KitKat Reviews

A friend brought back some interesting KitKat flavours from Japan – this is our half-arsed taste test.

Starting a Rumtopf

Rumtopf – Part One

What could be better than a massive jar full of rum? How about a massive jar full of fruit AND rum? Yup, that’s basically what a Rumtopf is, and last weekend I got mine started.

Before mixing the ricotta

Pancake Nidi with Tomato Sauce

About a year ago, I saw this unusual recipe on a Channel Four programme called ‘Simply Italian’ by Michela Chiappa. It’s a bit of a faff to be honest, but well worth it! It isn’t quite a vegetarian meal as it contains prosciutto, but it wouldn’t be too difficult to substitute something else if you’re not a carnivore and it’s a damn sight nicer than Beanfeast.

Moist Chocolate Cake

Moist Chocolate Cake

A really simple recipe for moist chocolate cake, takes less than an hour from start to finish and makes an ideal birthday cake for a chocolate lover.



Brookies are the delicious combination of brownies and chocolate chip cookies – this recipe takes a little time but is well worth it! The raw cookie dough is delicious too…


Drink Review – Uludag Gazoz

Here’s a quick review of another random drink that I found in a deli – Krave to be precise, the best deli in Yorkshire if not the world! This one is Turkish apparently, and has been around since the early…