This week wasn't perhaps the freest week to start up again at full throttle into the world of blogging as it has been a busy one in our household. Firstly it has been a bit of a biggie for our babes - Bonnie has moved from her cot into a bed and Gus has had … Continue reading A week of ‘firsts’
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I wrote a brief note on here about 10 months ago to say that we were back but then as you can see, I let go of blogging again and.... we had our second baby! The Happy COUPLE of Cooks have added a couple more people to their nest. Our baby boy is 5 months … Continue reading The Happy Couple… now have babies!
Well it has been almost 2 years since our last post! Rather a lot has happened since we last wrote. We now have a little girl - Bonnie - and she is nearly 20 months old! We also have another little one on the way! We are still cooking! But the writing about it part … Continue reading We are back!
"Ruling a large kingdom, is like cooking a small fish." (Handle gently and never overdo it) - Lao-tse, Chinese philosopher (6th century BC) I just stumbled across this quote and thought it was rather fun and quite an apt title for this quick blog about a few of our recent, new and favourite fish recipes. Fresh Mackerel with Fennel … Continue reading “Ruling a large kingdom, is like cooking a small fish.”
Well it's a new year and we are very excited about all the new things 2015 will bring... new recipes, new food trends, new flavours, new foodie stories, new babies....! Yes! Well.. a new baby!! Toby and I are hugely and completely thrilled as we will be welcoming in a new little family member to … Continue reading Happy (Couple of Cooks) New Year!
These scrambled eggs are very special and would live up to the saying 'Fit for Kings'. They make a delicious brunch. So, treat yourself and have these scrambled eggs this weekend... Ingredients (for two) 6 eggs 50g butter 100ml double cream 100g smoked salmon Bunch of tarragon chopped Grating of nutmeg Pepper Method 1. Whisk … Continue reading Special Smoked Salmon Scrambles
The idea for this recipe has taken a bit of a journey through our thoughts to end up at the final dish... This foodie story began the other day after having bought a couple of crabs from the fishmongers. We had decided that we were going to cook a simple but delicious, very italian, crab … Continue reading Crab…Coriander…Coconut..
This is a recipe from back in May when foraging was all the rage and the nettles at the bottom of our garden were perfectly young and just right for this scrumptious soup. Ingredients (quantities here will depend on how many nettles you forage, so adjust accordingly - we made enough soup for about 4 large … Continue reading Foraged Food
We didn't plan to make this salad. It just happened and was born out of leftovers. Toby and I often say to each other that our 'leftover' recipes create dishes that we would love to eat again and again! The trouble is, these recipes usually come together by mistake and are quickly forgotten about. We did … Continue reading Summer Salad
This is a dish that Toby and I have been talking about cooking for a while. We finally cooked it the other day and were baffled as to why we had put it off for so long. It is one of the tastiest, easiest and most healthily satisfying suppers we have cooked in a long … Continue reading Fantastic Pho