Best Ever Iced Coffee

Who doesn’t love a refreshing iced coffee.  I have now mastered the best recipe and I must tip my hat to Anna who is the barista at the coffee shop I frequent every day. Anna makes this for me once a week and graciously showed me her technique which I have now adapted to what…

The Ultimate Corned Beef Sandwich (or “a Reuben”)

Ever since we watched “When Harry Met Sally” all those years ago we have always wanted to try making a “Reuben” sandwich which is a New York classic…  The combination of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread with a pickle on the side is a tantalising taste sensation and well…

Good Ol’ Curried Sausages

There seems to be a bit of a trend in that some quite old-fashioned dishes are becoming popular again and one of these is Curried Sausages.  Most people remember them with great affection and everyone has a different version – this one has apples & sultanas in it purely because that’s the way my Mum…

Perfect Pesto Pasta

I love the fresh taste of Basil – it’s one of my favourite herbs.  Whenever I find a lovely fresh bunch I make pesto – it’s so easy and only takes minutes in the Ninja or food processor. I assemble everything I need and put it all in the Ninja – it whizzes it up…

Sesame Green Beans

This is  lovely way to cook green beans and the flavour is wonderful.  I’m so tired of eating green beans that are just cooked and still squeaky when you bite into them.  I tend to cook mine longer so they are a bit softer and so much nicer to eat…   You can play around with the…

Good old Cabbage and Bacon

The poor much maligned cabbage is actually a wonderful vegetable and very versatile.  Our favourite way of cooking it is gently fried/steamed with bacon and served as a side dish with meat or potatoes. I use Savoy cabbage or plain old green cabbage and always include some of the darker leaves finely shredded as well. …

Fabulous French Onion Soup

I recently bought a mandolin slicer and it has transformed the way I slice vegetables  Watching my sister-in-law on Christmas Day as she quickly put together a potato and pumpkin casserole made me realise I was missing a vital piece of equipment in my kitchen!  So the very next day I went out an bought one… …