Culinary adventures

  • Ideas for the woman who has too many irons in the fire –

    shortcuts so as not to end up with egg on your face,

    or crying over spilt milk, or being in the soup.  


What do you do when you are stuck with a bunch of grapes past their “best by” date?  Other than cooking jam or making a fruit cobbler?  Have a quick look on the Internet whether anyone else has had the mad notion of combining grapes with butternut, which was my only semi-reasonable option.  And yes, it has been done!  So here is my version:

Salmon steak with chilli and peppers

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Monday, 04 March 2013 19:48

As usual, I had to make do with what I had, so this is how I came up with a stunning salmon dish:

Chicken with parsnips, rice and courgette

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Sunday, 21 October 2012 18:16

Serves two.




For chicken:

1 poussin or chicken portions of your choice for two

juice of ½ lemon

drizzle of olive oil

10ml of Nomu One-for-all Rub (or a mixture of salt, onion, black pepper, garlic, coriander, sugar, mustard, parsley, rosemary, thyme, cumin – you may use whatever of these you have available, but don’t skimp on the rosemary)


For parsnips:

2 parsnips

salt and black pepper to taste

15ml honey

drizzle of olive oil



125ml brown rice

250-375ml hot water

salt to taste

1 bay leaf



Depending on size, use ½ large or 2-4 small courgettes

3cm piece of fresh ginger

15ml finely chopped mint leaves


Dessert idea 1

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Sunday, 14 October 2012 15:20

Tired of the old fruit salad and cream?

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