Category Archives: Cooking

What not to do on Valentine’s Day, and Vogue 8921 to the rescue

I love Joy the Baker’s blog. She suggested a recipe that couples could cook together on Valentine’s Day. I thought yes, brilliant idea! Who wouldn’t want to prepare shrimp etouffee risotto (spicy Cajun stew with prawns and risotto) together and … Continue reading

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Banana bread

I know, I know, why the big deal about banana bread? There are thousands of recipes out there. Well, that’s the reason. Thousands of them and I can’t remember which one of them was the one I used last time … Continue reading

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What I’ve been cooking this summer

This summer I’ve discovered a fabulous new salad, two great cakes and a new gluten free cookie recipe. Carrot and edamame salad with soy ginger dressing Salad: 1  x 450g packet of frozen shelled edamame beans 2 medium carrots, shredded … Continue reading

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He Cooks [pork pies]… She Sews [a BurdaStyle shirt 04/2013 #138]

For all the cooking He Who Cooks does and She who Sews eats, you’d think she’d return the favour and does some sewing for him, wouldn’t you? The odd pair of boxers and an apron now and then just doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sophie wins: BurdaStyle 03/2018 #117

M of Nonsuch and I have just enjoyed a delightful sewing weekend. One of the daughters benefited more than either of us planned. So. How does that work? Something to do with everything looks good on her perhaps? M made … Continue reading

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Mmmm. Delicious autumn food

[is it still autumn??!] Who knew cauliflower could be so delicious? Twice-baked cauliflower souffles Ingredients 200g cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 onion, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 fresh thyme sprigs 350ml milk 80g unsalted butter 120g plain flour 4 eggs, … Continue reading

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Little Christmas cakes in baked bean tins

I know. Its halfway through January and no-one. No. One. cares about Christmas cakes. But they were so cute. I just couldn’t not blog about them. This is almost entirely the work of He who Cooks. The sewing related contribution … Continue reading

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