Posts Categorized: In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen: Turkey Mole

We’ve had a slow cooker for quite a while now, but we usually only use it for a chilli or a chicken pilaf. So with some quieter weekends recently it’s been ideal for trying some new recipes. And I can report that the first of those recipes, a turkey mole, was a huge success. Having never had… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Carbonara Cake

Carbonara is one of my favourite go-to pasta dishes. Obviously it is delicious and super-simple to make, but the real reason I make it so often? I always have the ingredients in the cupboard. If we ever run out of essentials like eggs, bacon, mushrooms and pasta then I don’t want to live in that… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Five Quick Week Night Meals

As much as I love cooking, I have to admit that the last thing I want to do after work is attempt a new, long or complicated recipe. Instead I want something quick and easy but also delicious. Admittedly sometimes I’ll just have beans on toast or a baked potato but most of the time I… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Chicken and Kale Stir Fry

Recently Lau and I have been trying to add more vegetables to our meals as they are definitely something that isn’t an integral part of our diet. Don’t get me wrong we’re not heathens, we do eat vegetables. They’re just more an after thought for the meal and not the main part. Vegetables are generally added… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Bacon & Cheddar Breakfast Muffins

  A month or so ago I talked about the breakfast recipes that I make when I want to impress people. I picked my 5 favourites and shared all the details over here, well today I’ve got a new recipe to add to the list, these cheese and bacon savoury muffins, which are delicious. Okay,… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Chicken Pilaf

At this time of year Sundays have taken on a new tradition in my house,  if I’m not out and about and visiting people, then they tend to be my productive, cosy, homebody day where I don’t leave the house at all, but I get all of the things done. Everything from cleaning, running, napping, reading, Christmas… Read more »

In the Kitchen: 5 Breakfasts to Impress

  I think that breakfast is possibly my favourite meal of the day. Not only are you getting to eat for the first time in 12 or so hours, but there’s so much choice. The variety of breakfast astounds me. Should I have cereal or toast, a bagel or a fry up. Which pastry do I… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Mocha Cupcakes

  Let’s talk about cupcakes. Cupcakes, are the best thing ever. There’s something about the size of them and the ratio of icing to cake that feels so decadent. Seeing rows of cupcakes in a shop makes me smile and eating one doesn’t feel as bad as eating a slice of cake. Also I think they… Read more »