Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 butternut squash, peeled and deseeded- chopped into chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 1 knob of butter 1 Brown Onion, roughly choppe 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 1 tsp dried chilli flakes 850ml hot vegetable stock 4 tbsp crème fraîche, optional fresh chilli, optional (to be used when oven cooking the squash). METHOD Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the squash into large … Continue reading Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Banana & Nut Cake

Picture to come! INGREDIENTS 100g Softened Butter 175g Caster Sugar 2 Large Eggs 2/3 Ripe Bananas, mashed – I like to use bananas that are almost on their way out! 225g Self-Raising Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 2 tbsp Milk 1 Handful of crushed/roughly chopped Pecans 1 Handful of crushed/roughly chopped Walnuts   METHOD Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celcius. Lightly grease a 2lb … Continue reading Banana & Nut Cake

Weekly Menu 24/10/2016 – 30/10/2016

Can only apologise for how over due this is! 😦 I took a much needed (and slightly unexpected) break from Social Media last week – Feeling totally refreshed and inspired now though! To be ready for the week ahead, I will start putting these up on Sunday evening’s for those of you who follow them etc.  8 o’clock UK time, if that’s OK!? Let me know … Continue reading Weekly Menu 24/10/2016 – 30/10/2016

Rooftop Garden Preview Night

Thursday 13/10/2016, I was invited to join others for the Rooftop Garden Press/preview night in Norwich. I am not sure whether  it was the fact I built up expectations prior to the event that led to me being so disappointed or not, but I was. Having read some other reviews of the night, I am glad some people got to try the little food that … Continue reading Rooftop Garden Preview Night

Steamed Pork Dumplings

I N G R E D I E N TS 1/2 medium sweet heart cabbage, finely sliced 1 Dessertspoon kosher salt 1 pound ground pork, (I used 500g pack of minced pork) 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped/grated 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 large eggs, whisked 1 pack of round dumpling, wonton, or gyoza wrappers  Things you … Continue reading Steamed Pork Dumplings