the-english-kitchen
Banana, Rum, Date and Walnut Tea Loaf

Banana, Rum, Date and Walnut Tea Loaf

 What would we do without over-ripe bananas to use"  I don\'t know.  I have a hard time keeping them in the house long enough for them to get ripe enough to bake with. I always have to tuck a few aside and hide them from Todd so he doesn\'t...
recipes - 2018-02-18 16:05:09
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  I am an oatmeal cookie afficionado.  I have never met an oatmeal cookie that I didn\'t like, including these cookies that I am showing you here today.  They are incredibly crisp edged and yet chewy  middled, and stogged full of lovely sweet...
recipes - 2018-02-17 16:04:15
Curried Chicken Casserole

Curried Chicken Casserole

 You are absolutely going to love this fantastic dish I am showing you today.  It has been taken from my Big Blue Binder, and it is easy to make and very, very delicious . . . .  using simple ingredients that you probably already have in your...
recipes - 2018-02-16 16:04:23
Beef & Vegetable Soup

Beef & Vegetable Soup

 I have read a lot  lately about the photographic "value" of brown foods in the blogosphere.  I read a column recently in the Guardian in which Nigella Lawson said the following (In speaking about platforms such as Instagram): ?Of course,...
recipes - 2018-02-15 16:05:01
Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

 I\'ve always been totally fascinated by the alchemy of cooking and baking . . . it\'s all so very magical to me. I sometimes find myself sitting  and wondering . . . who was it that first decided that eggs were good to eat . . . and then,...
recipes - 2018-02-14 16:05:32
Dijon Garlic & Herb Pork Fillet

Dijon Garlic & Herb Pork Fillet

 I love Pork Tenderloin. Over here it is called Pork Fillet and it is the most tender cut of pork.  It is probably the porcine equivalent of a filet mignon . . .  except it is a lot cheaper of course! I remember reading in Edna Staebler\'s...
recipes - 2018-02-13 16:04:43
Guilt Free Chicken Strips & Sweet Potato Fries

Guilt Free Chicken Strips & Sweet Potato Fries

 One thing I have always been rather fond of when we eat out at a fast food place are the chicken fingers/strips.  At McDonalds you can get the with your choice of dips.  I always choose the sweet chili and the sour cream and then I double dip. ...
recipes - 2018-02-12 16:06:23
Ginger Dunkers

Ginger Dunkers

 The Toddster loves a good dunker.  What is a dunker you ask"  Its quite simply a biscuit that you want to dunk into your tea or your coffee. (In our case herbal tea. Today it was Taylors of Harrogate Apple Spice.) Its a biscuit that is crisp...
recipes - 2018-02-11 16:05:31
Cheesy Dog Treats

Cheesy Dog Treats

 Its been a very long time since I shared treats for Mitzie on here.  I did a post on making your own dog food not too long after she was born, but I haven\'t done anything since, and I\'m not sure why.  As a very important member of our...
recipes - 2018-02-10 16:05:00
Meat Loaf Subs

Meat Loaf Subs

 This is something I actually made last week and am just now getting around to showing you!  Meat Loaf Subs!  I will guarantee this is a sandwich your family will love! A simple meatloaf mixture is spread onto toasted submarine bun halves,...
recipes - 2018-02-09 16:05:33
Garlic Cashew Chicken

Garlic Cashew Chicken

 I am on a quest now to lower the fat, salt and carbohydrates of what we are eating, and to that end I cooked a delicious chicken dish for us the other day that I had adapted from a cookery book entitled "The Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook" from...
recipes - 2018-02-08 16:06:02
Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

 I have had a long and hard think about this in recent weeks, and I have to say that I have decided unequivocally that my favourite pie is Lemon Meringue.  This was not an easy decision for me to come to because . . .  well . . .  I love pie. ...
recipes - 2018-02-07 16:05:13
A Healthy Big Breakfast

A Healthy Big Breakfast

 A healthy big breakfast"  Is that even possible you ask"  Well, I am quite happy to tell you that it is and its quick, easy AND delicious!   Sorry, there\'s no sausage or bacon, or hashbrowns, but trust me when I tell you that you won\'t...
recipes - 2018-02-06 16:05:24
Chicken & Stuffing Bake

Chicken & Stuffing Bake

 This recipe today is a brilliant one to use when you have some leftover cooked chicken (or turkey) that you are needing to use up.  It\'s quick and easy and quite tasty!  The recipe is one which I adapted from this BHG cookery book that I...
recipes - 2018-02-05 16:05:31
Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts

Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts

 I decided to bake some little Valentine Treats for my sweetie pie today in the way of these cute little Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts.  Todd loves jam tarts.  I think they are about his most favourite thing of all that I bake, next to  a Victoria...
recipes - 2018-02-04 16:05:21
Chocolate Chip Banana Brownies

Chocolate Chip Banana Brownies

 I bought some bananas earlier this week and they all turned as quick as a wink.  They didn\'t last very long at all.  I know you can freeze bananas to use later in baking, but I used one today to bake Todd these delicious Chocolate Chip Banana...
recipes - 2018-02-03 16:05:29
Crustless Salmon Pie

Crustless Salmon Pie

 I don\'t think anyone would argue the fact that it is becoming more difficult as each day passes to make our food budgets stretch as far as we would like them to.   I know for myself, I have had to make quite a few adjustments in order to...
recipes - 2018-02-02 16:05:13
Tagliatelle with Ragu Sauce

Tagliatelle with Ragu Sauce

 I was recently asked if I would like to try a recipe from the new Cirio cookery book.  I would be sent the tomato ingredients to do so.   I said sure, I am always happy to try out a new recipe.  This one was for Tagilatelle with Ragu Sauce,...
recipes - 2018-02-01 16:05:53
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

 One thing that I miss from home that I really, really used to love is the Robin Hood Oatmeal Muffin Mix.  It was something which I always bought and my family enjoyed.  We often added chocolate chips to it or raisins, and they went down a real...
recipes - 2018-01-31 16:06:09
Creamy Turkey & Rice

Creamy Turkey & Rice

 This recipe I am showing you here today is a prime example of how we eat here in Casa de Rayner, most of the time.  Its fast.  Its easy and . . .  most importantly . . .  its delicious! I like to think its also fairly economical in that it...
recipes - 2018-01-30 16:04:26
Hot Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwiches

Hot Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwiches

 This is the kind of weeknight supper that will have both you and your family jumping up and shouting for joy!  The family because its delicious and you because it is quick, easy and not a lot of faff involved! Soft white buns . . .  spread with...
recipes - 2018-01-29 16:05:24
Salted Caramel Drizzle Loaf

Salted Caramel Drizzle Loaf

 I have a fabulous recipe for a Lemon Drizzle Loaf.  You just bang everything into the food processor and blitz it together, scrape it into a pan and bake.  I went to make it yesterday, got everything into the food processor and went to add the...
recipes - 2018-01-28 16:04:35
Almond Horns

Almond Horns

 I love almonds.   I also love macamia, cashews and pistachios, oh and pecans and walnuts. Ohh, and honey roasted peanuts! Well . . .  I guess I just love all nuts, but almonds are at the top of the list! I saw a recipe for Almond Horns on...
recipes - 2018-01-27 16:05:18
Bean & Bacon Soup

Bean & Bacon Soup

 One thing we like to eat a lot of in the winter is soup.  I am not a huge fan of tinned soup.  In all truth I just don\'t think many of them taste very good, with the exception of a good quality tomato soup.  I quite like that, but the rest...
recipes - 2018-01-26 16:04:30
A Winter Tea  . . .

A Winter Tea . . .

The English, especially English men, find a particular comfort in drawing closed the curtains on a leaden afternoon sky, lighting the fire and enjoying some little delicacy that they can toast and butter themselves.  Afternoon Winter Teas have the...
recipes - 2018-01-25 16:04:12
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