San Carlo Cicchetti

Third year of university is so much harder than I imagined, I don’t know whether this is because I went away and worked for a year, or whether second year was just easy (probably the latter), but I have never been so stressed! Unfortunately, due to this stress I haven’t had time to do any…

4 simple steps to tapas heaven!

Lemon chicken skewers, sticky chicken skewers and patatas bravas Tapas is one of my favourite cuisines. It allows you to try a great variety of tastes and flavours all washed down with a glass (or four) of wine. The difference between cooking a meal and cooking tapas is timing; timing really is everything, and a…

Rory’s mars bar and marshmallow, toffee crispies

Skip straight to the recipe? As a child, we always used to make little crispy cakes, but I had never really experimented with all the different ingredients you could add to make these simple cakes even more incredible. Rory however had! This was great news for me as he showed me how by adding toffee…

Roasted butternut squash, pepper and pea risotto

Skip straight to the recipe? Butternut squash is a vegetable I rarely ate until I met Rory. It always reminded me of pumpkins which I distinctly remember not enjoying. Then one night several weeks ago, Rory said he really liked squash, so I decided to try it. Cooking a fairly simple risotto from BBC good…

Cottage pie with sliced new potatoes

Skip straight to the recipe? Long time no post. Busy busy busy. Third year of university is really taking it out of me. I feel like I have no real time to myself, just work, work, work. Focusing on the end goal; I will graduate, hopefully with a first, with money in the bank and…

Cheesy leek sauce

Skip straight to the recipe? I’d like to start by apologising for missing a post last week, I’m sure you all noticed 😛 I moved house; for most people this would mean a couple of car loads and a couple of days work….for me, someone who buys things all the time, including furniture, clothes and…

Loaded potato skins

Skip straight to the recipe? Loaded potato skins are one of my go to simple dishes, so easy to make, very minimal effort for such a great tasting meal. I hadn’t eaten these skins in months before my sister cooked them for me a few weeks back, I completely forgot how much I love them!…

Delicious gooey brownies

Skip straight to the recipe? Brownies; gooey delicious little bites of heaven. I love them. They are one of my favourite desserts, so simple to make and so tasty! I decided to create a spooky version for a friends Halloween party on Saturday night, after some Pinterest searching I found a great idea to create…

Chefwynd’s famous vegan stir-fry

Skip straight to the recipe? This stir-fry is famous, I say famous in the lightest sense. Famous to me as most of my friends have eaten it. A few years ago (when I cooked less than I should have) I used to always cook the same things. When I would invite the girls round for…

Simple spicy salad drizzled in balsamic glaze

Skip straight to the recipe? Yum. Yum. Yum. This concoction of random foods all came together one Tuesday evening when my boyfriend had rugby and I got in late and didn’t have the energy to go food shopping. Not having a car sucks; I sold my car about two weeks back and it really makes…

It’s all in the whisk!

Skip straight to the recipe Your mum’s baking is always the best, except for my mum’s, who really is the best! I wanted to share with you how to bake a cake just as well. A light, fluffy, cloud like sponge is all in the whisking! My mum taught me how to bake when I…

Chilli Con Carne

Skip straight to the recipe? The first recipe I was ever taught was Chilli Con Carne, so I thought it fitting that it be my first recipe on my blog. I learnt to cook my original chilli with my dad; it was his top recipe and I absolutely loved it. Over the years I have…