Recipes

This page is where I feature my favourite foods.  I am not so much an inventor of dishes (although I admire people who do!) rather, I know what I like and I strive to recreate my inspirations in the kitchen.  I derive a lot of satisfaction from making something that tastes just like it did on holiday, or as I imagine in the movies!  Blueberry pancakes, for example, drizzled in maple syrup as you imagine in a New York diner.  Usually, my methods involve taking two or three recipes that sound good and extracting the taking  best bits from each of them, and improvising a little here and there.  I think I get this approach from my mum, who is a fantastic cook and has a very naturally intuitive style!


American Fluffy Pancakes
Spanish Frittata
Bacon and Eggs Breakfast

 


Savoury Ham & Cheese Muffins
Foolproof Cupcakes
Coconut Meringue Cupcakes
Coffee Cake

Orange Egg Yolk Sponge Cake
Oooh! Berry Blueberry Muffins
Cherry Tomato Tartlets
Chocolate Chip Cookie Oracles
Chilli Veggie Muffins
Ginger Cake
Marshmallow Brownies

 

Leek & Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut and Chilli

 

 

 

Amaretto Sour
Classic Cosmopolitatan

 

 

 

 

Skewered Chilli Prawns

 


 

 

Rigatoni with Aubergine & Tomato Sauce
Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Rice & Red Beans
Chestnut Mushroom Soup
Kipper Kedgeree Fish Supper
Mac’n'Cheese

 

 

 

 

Coconut and Lime Cheesecake in a Glass
Tiramisu

 

 

My recipe binder is a project I’ve started to see if I can recreate / journal the experience of learning new dishes and memorising how to cook them.  I don’t think recipe books are very logical, I never have – I like to see pictures in an order and have the steps explained to me.  I like to see the list of ingredients at a glance, in the same place as I’d look for measurements and quantities.  I like to be able to read through a recipe once and then kind of have a feel for what I’m supposed to be doing.  So I’m setting out my recipes, one at a time, in the order I think they work best to me.  If it works for someone else then I’m intrigued to hear about it!

 

 

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