Mini apple pastries

These were little spur of the moment pastries I whipped up, as I had some leftover pastry and I fancied something sweet. They were so tasty and quick, and just used ingredients I had in the house. My pastry was shop bought (I know, boo) but it’s even more of a good store cupboard dessert…

First night in Seoul & Korean fried chicken

A quick note on all my South Korea related posts – while I was very picture happy throughout, I kept forgetting to note down names of places we ate. Where possible I’ll give a rough idea of the area each place is in, but these posts will definitely be more of a celebration of the…

Mozzarella-stuffed Meatballs

I had great fun making this – it’s so decadent and full of flavour. For once I made a proper side dish with the pasta instead of just having it as a vehicle for the sauce, and it all just went together in a mass of cheesy, tomatoey goodness. Yum! Smoked mozzarella adds a slightly…

Din Tai Fung, Seoul

A thousand apologies for my extreme lack of posting lately. I’ve been working and holidaying and in the midst of my very first house purchase (eek!) so it’s been a busy few weeks! But I’ve got plenty of delicious things to post about – starting with some highlights from my recent trip to Seoul. I…

Herby cheesy pasta side

Normally I’m pretty lazy with pasta – just boil it up and stick it in the sauce. I would very rarely do that with potatoes and I frequently jazz up my rice, so I figured why not make a little more effort with the pasta. Therefore, I whipped up a little spaghetti side dish full…

Chicken Casserole

This is good, tasty comfort food. Because of the chicken, it’s pretty quick for a casserole. I normally serve it all up bones and all, but you can strip the meat off and mix it in before serving if you prefer. Ingredients A mix of chicken thighs and drumsticks – about 8 in total A…

Pancetta & cabbage pasta

I think all my pasta recipes start with this, but this is a really quick and easy dish! Ingredients Enough pasta for 2 people Pancetta (1 of those small square packs) Clove of garlic, crushed Half a cabbage, tough stalk removed and leaves shredded Two large handfuls of spinach A couple of tablespoons olive oil…

Pancakes!

Okay, this post was meant to be much closer to pancake day. That said, pancakes are glorious at any time of the year! I normally just go with standard nutella and banana, but this year I made a nice wee apple and cinnamon topping. Ingredients (For the pancakes) 300g self raising flour 1.5 tsp baking…

Poached chicken in cider & apples

I’ve made variations of this dish several times over the years, with everything from pork to chicken to pheasant. It’s a good one for when you fancy something that tastes a bit special but without a lot of effort. Ingredients Two chicken breasts About a tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Clove of…

Chorizo Pasta

Pasta is my favourite last minute dinner – it can be so quick and delicious, and loads of pasta sauces can be made from the odds and ends that are hanging about in your cupboards and fridge. Ingredients 1/2 ring of chorizo, thinly sliced and quartered 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1-2 cloves garlic,…

Chicken Fried Rice

I tend to cheat a bit with this recipe and use microwave rice. You can do it either way, but if you cook your own rice first then make sure you leave time for it to cool before frying as it’ll give you a better texture. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, cut into thin strips 1…

Wolf’s Dinner

I went to a fab little event last weekend at For Fika Sake, which is a little cafe in Glasgow’s West End. They were playing host to a pop-up collaboration by Nord and Dice Roll Cafe, which involved alternating courses of a delicious tasting menu with rounds of Ultimate Werewolf. We were set up at a…