Take 5 for Students: Top-Up Chicken Pie

Flour, cream, cheese, chicken, puff pastry. This is an easy, fun recipe to use cooked chicken for. If you have leftover roast chicken and vegetables. chop them up and put them all in a casserole dish. If instead you are starting from scratch, you can use a cooked chicken from the supermarket. These sometimes have… [Read More]

Valentine’s Day

That day is coming up. Valentine’s Day when the price of red roses soars and all the tables for two in town are booked. Of course, we all know that every day should be a Valentine’s Day but that doesn’t often happen. I am going to give you five suggestions for making life a little… [Read More]

Breakfast: Stuffed Croissants

Croissants, apricots, apricot jam (can substitute with honey), mascarpone, bacon (can substitute with sausages). I recently went camping for the first time in my life. In fact, it was a specific invitation to a ‘glamping’ birthday event. I loved it. Eleven women surrounded themselves with draped tents, candelabra, flowers, fairy lights, skin rugs, fine china… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Turkish Chocolate Confection

Chocolate, butter, cardamom, pistachios, Turkish Delight.   I made this confection the other day and found it to be quite delicious. I keep sneaking to the fridge to have another little piece. It’s like a grown-up rocky road. I used a pistachio Turkish Delight, but you can use any kind you like. If it comes… [Read More]