The quest for pastry…

I miss filo! I think that I have eventually managed to make reasonably good shortcrust and flakey (ish) pastry through a lot of trial and error. However, filo remains undoable. Even with gluten, which adds an elasticity to the dough which allows it to be stretched very thin, it is very tricky to make. My…

Eating out…do you risk it?

I LOVE eating out. My favourite kind of place to eat is a rustic pub: wooden floors; log fires; relaxed; unpretentious with no airs and graces and an extensive menu. Preferably after a long walk with the dog. In the summer I’d sit in the garden and take my shoes off. In winter I’d sit…

Garlic!

Does anyone else find garlic bulbs are like rocket fuel at the moment?! For a long time we have tried to find garlic in supermarkets and markets both home and away that doesn’t ruin your meal at best or blow your head off at worst. So, we resorted to lazy garlic in a jar! It’s…

Do you need gluten free cookery books?

The thought of cooking for my newly diagnosed Coeliac husband was extremely daunting at first. I searched high and low for every gluten-free cook book that I could find. Most of them were eventually donated to the local charity shop once I’d blown off the thick layer of dust! You see, I’m an experimenter. My…