Tag: New Year’s Eve

  • Winter spice marinated goat’s cheese

    Winter spice marinated goat’s cheese

    Much like this year in general, this Christmas has been an excuse for my family to bake. My dad provided the Christmas pud in all its nutty, fruity glory, warm from his slow cooker. My sister made the post-Christmas trifle with layers of homemade sherry-soaked sponge, fruit, cream and chocolate shards, and my mum spontaneously […]

  • Nectarine and blueberry croissant cake

    Nectarine and blueberry croissant cake

    If a positive start to the year is an increase in productivity then mine is going badly. So far I have eaten three chocolate chip cookies straight off the baking tray and dozed in my bed, bundled under the covers like a hibernating bear, even though the sky is a perfect shade of periwinkle blue. […]

  • Lamb koftes

    Lamb koftes

    And so the mince pies are dwindling, the turkey curry is tucked away in the freezer, the cheese board has been scraped clean, and the recycling bin is full of prosecco bottles. The old year always ends with a gut-busting feast and the new begins with much anti-bac and taking out the bins. But, oh […]

  • Cooking for a crowd: New Year’s Eve

    Cooking for a crowd: New Year’s Eve

    Back in December, Tony texted me: ‘Al, would you be up for helping cook something on NYE?’ He then added: ‘Appreciate you spend your life cooking but it could be fun!’ *Lots of emojis* It didn’t take me long to agree. No doubt it was the emojis that swayed me. I only had to read […]