Pasta Povera

One of my online friends was interested in a recipe for an egg-free home-made pasta that I’ve been using for a good few years. The recipe comes from a pocket-sized Sainsbury’s cookbook of Italian vegetarian recipes by Sara Heathcote-Laing , published in 1992, before the second major foodie revolution, and from a time when it…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

The school Christmas fair is today, and I have promised the cake stall a lemon drizzle cake. I made this cake about three times in a month last year, and then forgot all about it, what with everything that happened in 2010. I want to blog this recipe because the booklet it came from has…

Lamb and Sweet Pepper sauce

In the interests of Waste Not Want Not, I used some running-to-dodgy organic lamb fillet in an unusual pasta sauce that I found in the Fat Free Italian cookbook (ISBN:1-84309-006-6). I’ve never seen this book in any shop or on Amazon, but it is rather good. Ingredients for 6 servings 15ml olive oil 250g boneless…

Coconut tarts: the next generationOriginally uploaded by Sladey. My grandmother always made a coconut tart for family occasions. She was officially the World’s Worst Ever Cook, and coconut tart and apple pie were the only things she could make well. We haven’t had a coconut tart at family occasions since she died, but in honour…