For the month of December I have had the pleasure of guest hosting Pasta Please #12 for Jacqueline over at Tinned Tomatoes. In this monthly challenge dedicated to all things pasta, I asked readers to share their recipes for quick and easy pasta dishes – meals taking a half an hour or less from packet to …
I go ballroom dancing every week. I’ve been dancing on and off now for around ten years and I love it very, very much. It’s such a wonderful feeling to be gliding across the floor in a swirly dress dancing the Glen Roy foxtrot.
One of my favourite meals growing up was spaghetti with a jar of Ragu sauce poured over the top. I could never get enough of it. To me that dish represents the ultimate in comfort food, and I am known still, as an adult, to eat it on occasion.
A perfect, creamy heritage potato accompaniment for roast Shetland lamb. September in Shetland, my remote archipelago home in the North Sea, means the return of many things. The winter gales, for starters, blowing away any remnants of summer one might have forgotten in the garden.
I love fresh bread. I have fond childhood memories of visiting my friend’s house when her mother had her bread-baking days. She’d spend a whole day making the bread for the month and the table and oven would be filled with loaves and trays of rolls, glistening with the melted butter brushed over the top.
It’s the beginning of a new month. This means that all the new themes for food blogging challenges are announced. I love this time of month; I find it inspiring. What am I going to be challenged to make this month? Is it something new?
I was fortunate enough to have been gifted a brand new swish Panasonic bread machine for Christmas (thank you Bestemor!) and I’ve been trying out some of the recipes in the booklet that came with it. One of the recipes is for a chocolate brioche.
Pasta is remarkably versatile; it is amazing how much you can do with some flour and eggs. This is another of my favourite pasta recipes.
It wasn’t until I was in my very late teens/early 20s that I discovered the wonderful world of bagels. I was working in a small family-owned shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia and just down the road from the shop was a fabulously quaint coffee shop called Mr. Bean’s Cafe. They sold all sorts of specialty teas and …