Being English we tend to only have pancakes once a year on Shrove Tuesday. Growing up we tended to have crêpe-style pancakes on that day, always with oranges and sugar. Dean’s family would always have ice cream with them as well. My friend Gemma always has butter and salt! 😮 That’s the beauty of pancakes you can have them with whatever you like, sweet or savoury.
So after a busy week of fine dining it was time to get back in the kitchen and come up with some healthier recipe ideas. After practicing some meals which didn’t really work out (for a few reasons but mainly because of too many elements on the plate), I thought I’d make Dean and I a lovely simple lunch.
I had made a similar recipe when we lived in the old house. It’s amazing what you can make with leftovers if you put your mind to it. We had duck from the dinner the night before and I decided to make it the star of the show in this delicious soup.
I can’t believe that we’re halfway through January already, where’s the time going!? Although my life has slowed down a little since we moved house and Christmas it still seems super busy and the diary for the next few months is filling fast 🙈 As my mum would say it’s better to be busy than bored!
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! 😊 Secondly, my apologies for posting less recipes over the past month, life has been a little hectic to say the least! We moved into our new home just 3 weeks before Christmas and had quite a lot to do to get ourselves organised for the festive period. It’s not what we’d planned and a bit stressful at times, but we got there in the end!
I wanted to make these Christmas brownies last year but just ran out of time, so they were at the top of my list this year! I’m SO glad that I made them – this recipe will become a tradition in my household that’s for sure!
One great thing about having a food blog is that you have to get organised for occasions and good news – Christmas is just around the corner! Lots of people leave things to the last minute, like myself sometimes when it comes to stuff in general (I’ve not even bought a Christmas card yet)!
Dean and I absolutely love eating Indian food and it is one of our favourite cuisines. We were recommended this book from one of Dean’s good friends Ed. I have completely fallen in love with it and although we have lots of recipe books I have never used a cookbook as much as this one!
So I had this mad idea the other day that I wanted to make some samosas! I was actually in the car on the way to the supermarket and thought “right I’m going do this!”. We have various of spices at home so I knew I would be ok on that front and remembered that we also had some sweet potatoes left over from the sweet potato gnocchi I made.