Category Archives: recipes


Made Haw Ketchup from this recipe – it’s more like a jam than a ketchup as the vinegar gets boiled away during the first bit of cooking, but it’s delicious!

Give peas a chance

A bit late for this summer salad but never mind: Peas boiled for 2 minutes and then cooled (they really need to be fresh, not frozen, for this) Crumbly goats cheese Chilli Lemon juice Olive oil Mint and parsley


Looking to make butterscotch and found this handy chart:


Thinly slice a red onion. Put in boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain. Add juice from 1 lime and 1 orange and sit for an hour to go a fetching pink. Use in salads or otherwise.


The classic Quatre-Epices mix in just the right proportions: 1 Tbsp black peppercorns 2 tsp whole cloves 2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp ground ginger


This is a great spice mix from (Egypt?). Makes almost any food taste fantastic and is especially good in an egg mayo. If you can’t be bothered to make it you can buy a decent enough version of  it from a lovely delicatessen nestled in the shopping corridors of Cardiff. 1 handful whole blanched hazelnuts […]


Want to try this Heston Blumenthal recipe. Looks mad. The only problem is that this is the recipe used at the restaurant – with all the process and ingredients that I just don’t have. Might attempt it with gelatine – any thoughts? Yolk 400g Swede juice passed through chinois 0.4g saffron 2.4g salt 20g chardonnay […]