With Easter only a week away, I thought a classic dish involving some lovely mince lamb wouldn’t go amiss. With weather not playing ball despite it being almost April, I still very much welcome some hearty and comforting dishes like this Shepherd’s Pie with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes! And what a delicious pie it is! I don’t think there are many meat eaters who would say no to this gorgeously comforting and classic British dish! I know I wouldn’t!
My love affair with blood oranges continues, although (sadly) the season is now slowly coming to an end. Funny enough, this late in the season, I finally got some of that gorgeous “blood” hue in my oranges I didn’t have earlier on. Even though it doesn’t affect the flavour at the slightest and they were delicious throughout, I just love how beautiful they look in their full glory. Consider this Easy Blood Orange Drizzle Cake as my grand finale to what’s been a fantastic and full of Vit C and citrus goodness winter season!
The soup season is not over yet as winter is still showing its chilly side despite having entered March already! To be honest I tend to eat soups of all kinds throughout the year and whatever the weather as they are such easy and healthy lunch option. My latest offering uses knobbly jerusalem artichokes from my weekly veg box which paired with some carrots deliver on warmth and flavour in this Jerusalem Artichoke & Carrot Soup.
My name is Jo and I’m addicted to blood oranges! I’ve been getting them in my fruit/veg box every week since the beginning of the year and simply can’t get enough! They’ve been consumed by me pretty much daily as per “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” phrase only swapped an apple for blood orange lol. I can’t believe I went 39 years without them! Yes, that’s right, I have never had one before until this year! Well, I’m definitely making up for it now. This Blood Orange & Ginger Smoothie is another way to enjoy this lovely fruit if (like me) you’ve already eaten shedload of them and fancy a bit of a change!
If you are not a breakfast person first thing in the morning and need to be out the door early, than you will love my portable Breakfast Muffin Frittatas. I started making them for my hubby who doesn’t eat breakfast first thing but lives on coffee till mid morning. It’s fine on a relaxing weekend when you can have a tasty breakfast even in the middle of the day if you wish but during the week it does get complicated! These delicious eggy muffins are perfect for him when he finally feels hungry at around 10 o’clock. I do earn brownie points for supply of those, that’s for sure. 🙂
It was Half Term here in the UK last week, not to mention the Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day which we have celebrated with my Classic Pancakes and this delicious Perfect Eggless Tiramisu. There was also a bit more time for slightly more labour intensive dishes like these Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells which went down a treat with the entire family.
I love Tiramisu! It is definitely on the list of my favourite desserts (even though it is quite a long list I must admit). It also happens to be one of my hubby’s favourite so I tend to make it as a special treat for him or as a bribe when I want for something to get done lol. 😉 Occassion isn’t important here at all as this Perfect Eggless Tiramisu definitely doesn’t need one!
Further to my little guide on How to Make Classic Pancakes comes this divine recipe for Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote. It is an easy yet very impressive treat not only for Pancake Day but also sweet breakfast or brunch, Valentine’s Day dessert or simply “just because”!
Cranberry compote recipe in February you ask? Well, yes! I’ve never got round to posting the recipe in a run up to Christmas plus my Cranberry Compote with Rosemary is not only for Christmas, oh no! It is a perfect accompaniment well beyond the festive season and as it happens, it is perfect for not only savoury but also sweet delights!