It’s delicious to cheat!

Duck, Uncategorized

Although I am a massive fan for preparing and cooking a meal from start to end, sometimes I do treat myself to a night out of the kitchen

Recently I started to add all of the ingredients to my basket (online) for a duck parfait. Despite my salavating desire for this dish my enthusiasm on the making of it drooped. And so, I cheated and bought a store made version.

Flipping delicious it was and with no prep work…. Instant! 

  

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Christmas market time!

Christmas, Uncategorized

I blooming love this time of year and it wouldn’t feel festive if I couldn’t go along to a Christmas market on a chilly night! Wrapping up warm, drinking mulled wine and noshing on a sausage….bliss!

  
  Cheese!!!! 

 

Light and tasty during these “food heavy” festivities

Cook book, Fondu, Food, Food general, Kitchen, Salad

Last nights tea consisted of this tapas style salad. I have to admit, as the day drew on I though “salad? Why???” But damn it was delicious!

After days of copious food and alcohol this was just what I needed and it was utterly gorgeous. Featuring an additional oil and balsamic dip with ciabatta it made for a full meal, the buffalo mozzarella had to be the star!

Also, it takes but a few minutes to prepare….winner.

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Boxing Day sandwich to behold

Duck, Food, Food general, Foodie, Kitchen, Lunch

There’s one great thing that I particularly enjoy about Boxing Day and that’s leftovers!

I have just enjoyed this festive delight:

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Made up of:
– ciabatta
– Gouda
– duck
– black pudding
– bacon crumb
– tomato chutney (handmade by grandad)

A delicious way to kick off my Boxing Day fun!!! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜€

Christmas breakfast

Breakfast, Christmas, Food, Food general, Foodie, Kitchen, Pancakes

After a fresh dog walk to start the day we cracked open the Bucks Fizz, ripped open our presents and then cooked up a Christmas Brekky treat.

Yes, I am wearing a christmas onesie!
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Christmas morning this year consisted of Eggnogg pancakes (a pancake mix enhanced with Bourbon, cinnamon and nutmeg) topped with crispy bacon and maple syrup. Blooming YuM!!!!

Christmas lunch with extra “POSH”

Cheesecake, Christmas, Duck, Food, Foodie, Kitchen, Lunch, Starters

Merry Christmas!!!

Yesterday I was simply too indulged to even pick up my phone but here’s a quick insight in to the Christmas lunch I made me and Mr Jones.

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Starter: Scallops fried with black pudding, resting on a caramelized apple slice with a crushed pea purรฉe, a a bacon crumb and a balsamic fig reduction. Very proud to say all my own recipe and it was BEAUTIFUL!!

Main: Whole duck stuffed with citrus fruit and all the accompanying trimmings (sorry no pic, I dived into it before taking a snap!!)

Desert: (Eaten another 3 hours later due to fullness!) a Christmas pudding cheesecake with a sour Christmas berry syrup and sweet caramel sauce…all from my own imagination and all home made!

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(The cheesecake is basically a NewYork cheesecake recipe but I made the base out of Christmas pudding and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the cheesecake mix…..festively delicious)

Feel free to ask for any of had recipes ๐Ÿ˜Š