Ghostie meringues

Here’s a quick and super easy bake for Halloween πŸ™‚ (I originally wanted to make them marshmallow-filled, but I couldn’t get my hands on any suitable sized/shaped ones for this occasion) This is just a simple vanilla meringue*, piped and baked at 100C for 40 minutes, then decorated with melted chocolate. I used the end…

Tips for: roasting vegetables

If you want a little twist on some regular, seasoned vegetables, add a drop of red wine vinegar to your roasting tray (about a tbsp, along with your cooking oil). It gives a beautiful sweet-sharp tang to the veg and keeps them beautifully juicy and flavourful.

Girolles on baguettini

So I bought a punnet of girolles from one of the markets here down in the south of France, and they sat in the fridge for a few days with me fretting over what to do with them. Luckily, a photo of some delicious mushrooms on toast popped up on my Instagram newsfeed, and a…

Spicy chorizo-prawn appero

Here in France, this is one of our family’s favourite apperatif nibbles. I’ve adapted this a little from my mum’s ‘gambas pil pil’, but I’ve had no complaints! Great for drinks nibbles, or perhaps even as a starter. Enjoy πŸ™‚ Ingredients: 200g cooked & drained prawns 200g spicy chorizo, sliced into rounds 1/4 bulb garlic,…

Jamie’s Chinese Ribs

I’ve done this recipe at least 3 times now, and each time I’ve tweaked the recipe a little more and they’ve turned out more and more delicious! Had to share for any other rib/bbq lovers, it’s definitely my go-to recipe if I’m making sweet, sticky ribs at home. To make this GF: leave out the…

End of my SpiceBox adventure

So, I finished up my time with SpiceBox last week, Β and it was a bittersweet ending. I’m happy to be moving on to other things and enjoying my summer, but of course sad, as I made such great friends, had great (and also low!) times, and made so many amazing memories. I’m sure it won’t…

Chocolate fridge bites

Super quick recipe that requires no equipment other than a measuring cup of sorts (I used a small mug), a microwave, and a spoon. These were so delicious (though very naughty – definitely a special treat type of thing!), and went down very quickly at homeΒ πŸ™‚ Choose any fillings that you have lying around, just…

Tips for: roast potatoes

Sorry for the gap in posts – I’ve been quite busy with life, and haven’t done any recipes that were worth sharing/I haven’t already shared. I’m deciding to start a new ‘Tips’ series, where I share a few tips and tricks I’ve learnt along my cooking journey that make things easier, quicker, and/or tastier! So,…

Passion Fruit Meringue Pie

If you’re looking for a little twist on your lemon meringue pie classic, this one’s the perfect way to jazz things up. Best enjoyed on a warm summer’s evening, preferably in the garden, and preferably with a class of Pimm’s to hand… For this dessert, I used a mix of Mary Berry’s pastry case, the…

Mango Upside-Down Cake (with cardamom cream)

We had really ripe mangoes at home that needed to be eaten, so this is what came out of that. I used the all-in-one cake method, making this is such an easy recipe. It’s really delicious, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did πŸ™‚ Update: on making this cake again, I…

Chicken & Mediterranean veg cous-cous

Here’s a super easy, quick recipe that feeds many, many mouths in one fell swoop! As ever, this recipe is only a guide – change it up as much as you want, use what you have, especially those almost-expired bits and bobs that have just been lying around for ages. Here’s a one-tray bake, chicken…

(Dairy-free) Strawberry milk

A perfect summer drink, recommended if you have particularly ripe & sweet strawberries πŸ™‚ Ingredients: Handful strawberries (5-6) Rice milk Vanilla bean paste Agave nectar (optional, best used with non-ripe strawberries) Method: (Serves 1) Halve strawberries into a jug. Cover the strawberries with rice milk until almost or just covered. (On my jug, I got…