Welcome to Yet Another Cooking Blog.

As you may have guessed, this is a blog about cooking - in particular my cooking. It has been mentioned to me several times that I seem a little obsessed with food, so I have decided to blog about my menus, my successes, my failures and anything else that springs to mind

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Week 13 dinner menu

Monday - Chicken curry, brown rice and naan bread
Tuesday - Mince and mash
Wednesday - Fish pasta and salad
Thursday - Beef and barley stew with mashed potato
Friday - Chicken Yaki Udon and gyoza
Saturday - Lamb kebabs, pitta and salad
Sunday - Roast duck with all the trimmings

Cake baking - ricotta, apricot and almond cake

I'm not good at baking, I am happy to admit that.  But I am good at eating it!  I'm usually just a little bit disappointed by supermarket cakes (except for cadbury chocolate mini rolls - I can inhale those), so I thought I would bake a cake myself.

Now, there is no way that I can invent my own recipe, so I had a look through my cook books, and got out the Good food 101 slow cooking recipes, which has a couple of tasty cakes in it.  Having treated myself to a new hand food mixer, of course I had to make use of it, so I made a ricotta, apricot and almond cake.  Takes 90 minutes to bake, and is obviously good for you, as real apricots are involved :)

I couldn't find the recipe on the good food website, so if you want to try the cake yourself, you either have to pop round for a cup of tea and a slice of cake (while stocks last) or buy the cook book :)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Sorry for the lack of recipe updates recently, my daughter has started nursery, and bringing all of the bugs home with her, so she is like a plague carrier, passing it all to me!  Having not been around children for many years, I have alot of bugs to get immune to.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Week 12 dinner menu

Monday - Japanese chicken curry and rice, gyoza
Tuesday - Leftover curry and rice
Wednesday - Freezer surprise
Thursday - Chilli con carne and rice
Friday - Home made fish and chips
Saturday - Scallops with pea puree, coq au vin, tart tatin
Sunday - Roast chicken and all the trimmings

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Week 11 dinner menu

Monday - Steak and mash
Tuesday  - Fried gnocchi with shallots, pancetta and spinach
Wednesday - Sausages and mash
Thursday - Lasagne, garlic bread and salad
Friday - Chinese feast
Saturday - four cheese and ham ravioli in tomato sauce, pork chops with honey and mustard glaze and mash
Sunday - roast lamb and all the trimmings

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Week 10 dinner menu

Monday - Early pancake day
Tuesday - Steak, mash and carrots
Wednesday - Freezer surprise
Thursday - Chicken chasseur, slow cooker rice pudding
Friday - Sticky belly pork, spicy potato wedges and salad
Saturday - Chinese feast
Sunday - Roast lamb with all the trimmings