Month: Jun 2021

Tofu Chow Mein

Tofu Chow Mein

Dinners during the summer months are much lighter affairs than during the colder seasons. We almost eliminate meat entirely in the summer, preferring fresh vegetable dishes instead. Of course Waitrose always have suggestions and this recipe that I found in their magazine last August, was a favourite last summer and is just as popular this … Continue reading Tofu Chow Mein

Cause Only Two Of You Had Dinner

Cause Only Two Of You Had Dinner

Jim has asked us to feature songs about various mealtimes, and I went with a song about a woman confronting her lover about his cheating. It is a great track, by one of the most successful recording artists of all time. I thought Whitney Houston was incredible, and her deterioration on a personal level distressed … Continue reading Cause Only Two Of You Had Dinner

Garden Greens And Pesto Soup

Garden Greens And Pesto Soup

I was attracted to this recipe mainly because it contained only four ingredients (cheat's ingredients perhaps!) and the claim that it took just fifteen minutes to make. Waitrose have a feature in their magazines called "Meal Maths"...with the idea being that four Waitrose products can rustle up a delicious meal. I was determined to try … Continue reading Garden Greens And Pesto Soup

Rekorderlig Premium Botanicals Rhubarb-Lemon-Mint

Rekorderlig Premium Botanicals Rhubarb-Lemon-Mint

More and more refreshing summery drinks are slipping into our shopping trolley. I must say I have rather enjoyed fruity summer ciders in a huge range of flavours that have appeared over the last few years especially. This is one of my very favourites. The tart rhubarb flavouring n this pear cider is delightful, and … Continue reading Rekorderlig Premium Botanicals Rhubarb-Lemon-Mint

Rhubarb Tartaleta With Whiskey Mascarpone

Rhubarb Tartaleta With Whiskey Mascarpone

I love the synthetic flavouring of rhubarb and custard, but for some reason, my own experience of cooking fresh rhubarb fails to deliver on flavour. I used to call rhubarb "pink celery" because that was how it seemed to behave when I tried to cook with it. I came across a recipe on the Waitrose … Continue reading Rhubarb Tartaleta With Whiskey Mascarpone