Hello and welcome to the year of the dog. It’s chinese new year today but this isn’t going to be a themed post.
My chinese recipe didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped and I haven’t had time to refine it yet so, while it may make an appearance later in the year, today is going to be something mexican.
A mildly spicy, molé-inspired hot chocolate to warm you through the winter.
Hey folks, it’s the last weekend of the month so it’s time for another recipe. This one, however, is a little different to most.
It’s an adaptation of something I found in Janet Sawyer’s vanilla cookbook, kept mild and made vegetarian (vegan even) to suit the relatives I’m eating with. Yet, for those who do want it, I’ll be giving instructions on how to sub the meat back in.
The tofu may add texture to the dish and it’s an unusual but lovely vanilla curry either way but, for those who do eat it, chicken would most definitely help to bring the flavours together and give them a base on which to build.
Regardless of which version you choose to make, though, I’ve made a few other tweaks to ensure that you get the best possible flavour from the curry, while also highlighting a more interesting chilli.
Hey folks, it’s recipe time again.
Not that you haven’t already had a couple this month but both of those were little, product specific recipes I came up with on the fly. Today’s is a touch more thought out.
This time, we’ll be making one of the best carriers for sauces – Potato pancakes.
Twice in one weekend, eh? Who would have thought?
Well, I wasn’t planning on it but then I found these:
Morrisons’ “Ghost Peppers” – Not the Bhut Jolokia we all know by that name but some pointy, white bells, intended to make cute little halloween ghosties with. Meant for stuffing.
Now, I might not normally be a fan of bell peppers, given how I tend to wake up the next day still tasting all the worst bits of them, but oranges and whites don’t have that effect on me. And the pointy ones are always a little nicer, anyway.
So I figured that I’d give them a go.
Today it’s time for another weekend bonus recipe. A recipe that uses a little something I recently picked up from Dorset Chilli Shop.
Their Chilpōctli – A full flavoured chipotle extract that I’d highly recommend but that’s also so similar in heat and usage to Grim Reaper Foods’ milder extracts that it hardly warrants a full post.
It’s simply a great
item that, when used sparingly, adds a wonderful, rich, savoury, multi-layered chipotle taste to just about anything. Perfect for con carnes but also today’s dessert.
Because that’s what I’m using it for. Chocolate cake.
Hello again everyone, I’m bringing my recipe forward a couple weeks this time to celebrate national curry week. Or is it national chocolate week?
God knows why we’re having both at once this year but I’ve had vague plans for chocolate curry for a long while so it’s about time that they saw metaphorical print.
It’s time I made a chocolate madras.
Hello again everyone, today were looking at the last of Cowley’s Fine Foods’ vegan jerky samples, their Shiiiitake! Thats Hot!
Now some people spell the word “shītake” with one “I”, some people spell it with two and I spell it with a little line known as a “macron” to denote a long vowel sound.
Cowley’s, though, have decided to use four “I”s.
Four “I”s that emphasise the pun that they’re making.
Hey everyone, it’s october. And you know what’s special about october?
It’s the month with halloween in it.
And yes, I know, halloween’s still almost a month away but what use is a holiday product review if it goes up on the holiday? I’m doing this early so that you have time to track down the items involved, should you feel the need.
Or maybe just to warn you what’s in store if you knock on my door this year.
Either way, I’m talking about gummy bears.
Three different brands and four or five different products, for a full comparison of every sort I’ve seen.
Hey everyone, welcome to Sticky Sisters, a new fast food joint in the middle of my home town. Round the back of leeds’ Merrion Centre, just by their First Direct Arena, if you feel like visiting for real.
Because we can’t all eat fancy food all the time. Sometimes we just want chicken wings.
Hey there heat eaters, it’s nearing the end of another month so it’s time for another spicy recipe.
Recently, these have been part-chinese fusions but I’m taking a break from that today because someone, somewhere said “cornbread”.
Yes, sometimes that’s all it takes to inspire me. A single compound word.