Pumpkin, Almond & Cinnamon Muffins

Pumpkin, Almond & Cinnamon Muffins

Little Gabriel loves these muffins, even though he has no molars to chew them. He is slowly learning to feed himself, playing with food in his tray and turning everything into crumbs and mush. Lovely. At least he enjoys himself.

Baked Kabocha Squash & Butter Bean Soup

Baked Kabocha Squash & Butter Bean Soup

My love affair with the Kabocha Squash hasn’t ended. Our love is as strong as ever and I’m sure it will last a loooong time. Every week when Neil is out of sight at the supermarket I dawdle through the fresh produce section, I hear a “Psssst”. When I turn my head, there he is, […]

Tangy Honey-Glazed Shallots

Tangy Honey-Glazed Shallots

What is not to love about this side dish? The slightly salty, sweet and sour flavours mingle, and tingle the tongue. The tiny onions are so tender that they almost instantly melt in your mouth. Visitors have to dive in quickly to get their share because when the Greedy Gourmet comes along it is highly […]

Gorgonzola & Spinach Spaghetti

Gorgonzola & Spinach Spaghetti

Oh my, I haven’t posted any recipes for a little while, have I? Between answering emails, doing some admin on the website and having a stinking cold the time sure flew by. True to the name of this website I felt I’ve gone a bit too far, or should I say gone nowhere the past […]

Beef Meatballs in a Creamy Red Wine Sauce

Beef Meatballs in a Creamy Red Wine Sauce

One, two, three, four, …, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen! Antony Worrall Thompson has got to be kidding! Nineteen ingredients to make a straightforward meatballs and sauce dish. It is recipe number 37 in Antony Worrall Thompson’s Top 100 Beef Recipes. Is it his short stature he’s trying to make up for? What about the step where […]

Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

As I mentioned earlier, our veg plot has suffered greatly this year because of our unintentional neglect. Other than the abundance of tomatoes in the summer, we have one consolation for the winter. Brussels sprouts. Just like chestnuts, sprouts remind us that winter is just around the corner. Do not despair! When Brussels sprouts are […]

Leek & Mushroom Egg Noodles

Leek & Mushroom Egg Noodles

No doubt it is the butter that makes these noodles taste so good. Folks who are more health conscious feel free to use olive oil (or any oil of your choice) instead of butter. I love having these noodles as an accompaniment to Pan-fried Butter & Garlic Prawns. If you fancy this dish as a […]

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Recently I’ve checked my website statistics (the traffic has skyrocketed by the way) and saw a new site linking to me. Curious as always I went to investigate. Nicole from For the Love of Food decided to make my Chicken Calvados and it was a great success which really delighted me. After reading her site […]

Pork Fillet & Prunes with a Creamy Sauce

Pork Fillet & Prunes with a Creamy Sauce

Pork fillet or tenderloin is very lean, so it can be quite a tricky meat to cook with. With a flick of a finger the once rosy and tender flesh can pale, shrivel and turn as tough as old boots. After a lot of experimentation, I have finally mastered one technique to cook this stubborn […]

Chicken & Leeks with a Creamy Cider Sauce

Chicken & Leeks with a Creamy Cider Sauce

Chicken, leeks, cider, cream and butter. All my favourite ingredients are in this Normandy dish. With these few ingredients it makes a simple and quick, yet delicious, mid-week supper. It’s a refreshing change from Spaghetti Bolognese, don’t you think? Pork can easily be substituted for the chicken. Go ahead and treat yourself.

Baked Pumpkin with Mushroom & Leek Stuffing

Baked Pumpkin with Mushroom and Leek Stuffing

Dark green, pale green, gray, orange, yellow, white, red, knobbly, smooth, ridged, small, enormous, round, oblong or ovoid. Ah yes, you know it is autumn when pumpkins start appearing at your local supermarket in all shapes and sizes. They are so versatile in cooking and yet I know few Britons who have even tasted it.

Pan-fried Butter & Garlic Prawns

Pan-fried Butter & Garlic Prawns

We live in a tiny, sleepy village called Canewdon. When two cars have driven through the high street it has been a very busy day. The closest city, Southend-on-Sea, is twenty minutes’ drive away. More correctly, it is a seaside town that has been described as “interesting” by a fellow South African. Others, including me, […]

Chicken with Apples in a Creamy Calvados Sauce

Chicken with Apples in a creamy Calvados sauce

Poulet Vallée d’Auge is the French name for this classic dish from Normandy and Brittany, which are the dairy and apple-growing regions of France. Chicken and apple is a match made in heaven. Paired with a light creamy sauce enhanced with some brandy is simply divine. This fricassée is seriously more-ish. Once you start you […]

Chocolate & Coconut Clusters

Chocolate & Coconut Clusters

When I was about 4 years old my mother made finger foods for the church on every odd Sunday. These are one of the recipes she made. Like any typical kid I especially wanted to help her make these blobs of chocolate heaven. Constantly I was told to keep my fingers out of the sweet, […]