Turnip Cake

Turnip Cake Turnip cake is not actually made with turnip – well technically not English turnip. It is made from a root vegetable which is part of the turnip family. This root vegetable is called daikon but it is also known as mooli or even just Chinese radish. Daikon is like a big white carrotContinue reading “Turnip Cake”

The Lockdown: Week 15 – Happy Independence Day!!!

Saturday 4th July 2020 My apologies for this late post … this is what happened. On Thursday the Hubby told me that the window fitting guy was coming round on Friday morning to do some final measurements for my home windows. I’m like great! Let’s get this ball rolling … 9am he was coming. ComeContinue reading “The Lockdown: Week 15 – Happy Independence Day!!!”

The Lockdown: Week 14 – Summer Is Officially Here

Friday 26th June 2020 Happy Friday! How awesome was the weather this week!? I mean come on … 30°C heat. I must admit I was sweating. We are officially into summer … yes, a whole season passed us while we were in lockdown. How do I know we are officially in the summer season? Well,Continue reading “The Lockdown: Week 14 – Summer Is Officially Here”

The Lockdown: Week 13 -It’s Been A Rough Week

Friday 12th June 2020 Hello all! It has been a pretty exhausting week mentally for me. I’m not going to get into it in detail but the lockdown has put a strain in our family dynamic. Living in close proximity to someone can bring out the worst in you … and this week all ourContinue reading “The Lockdown: Week 13 -It’s Been A Rough Week”

The Perfect Quiche

The Perfect Quiche I just love a great quiche. Nothing too fancy, just a cheese and tomato quiche will do me just fine. A generous sized portion with a side of salad … now there is a great meal. It has taken me a while to perfect my quiche recipe. When I first starting makingContinue reading “The Perfect Quiche”

The Lockdown: Week 12 – How Do You Plead?

Friday 12th June 2020 HAPPY FRIDAY ALL! HOW HAS YOUR WEEK BEEN? Some children went back to school this week. I was contemplating it … Skye is in year 6 and this is her final few weeks of primary school before she heads off to secondary school in September. She really wants to go backContinue reading “The Lockdown: Week 12 – How Do You Plead?”

Best Bolognese Sauce

Best Bolognese Sauce Everyone should have a great bolognese sauce as part of their repertoire. I mean, who doesn’t love spaghetti bolognese .. or a simple pasta bake? My bolognese sauce is simple and very verstatile. Not only do I use it with pasta, I also use it for lasagne, chilli con carne and pastaContinue reading “Best Bolognese Sauce”

The Lockdown: Week 11 – Work Ahoy

Friday 5th June 2020 Hello! It feels like I haven’t checked in with you all in forever, but it has only been one week. Alot has happened this week in terms of news. Not only is the pandemic still in full swing, but we now have the “Black Lives Matter” situation in America. The riotsContinue reading “The Lockdown: Week 11 – Work Ahoy”

Hearty Cottage Pie

Hearty Cottage Pie I commonly call this dish ‘shepherd’s pie‘ … but in truth it is actually a cottage pie. What’s the difference? The only difference is that a cottage pie is made from beef mince and a shepherd’s pie is made from lamb mince (pretty obvious now right?). The rest of the dish isContinue reading “Hearty Cottage Pie”

The Lockdown: Week 10 – Anniversary Week

29th May 2020 – Friday Today is my 20th anniversary. Yep, I have been with my husband for 20 years. Gosh, that is a long time to be with one person. I’ve been married for 13 years but together for a whole two decades. I met my husband in university – he wasn’t the usualContinue reading “The Lockdown: Week 10 – Anniversary Week”