Recipe: Beggin’

I have a recipe to share with you today.  It is an easy Brussels Sprout side dish that is so good it will leave you beggin’ for more!  But before I get your lips smacking, I have a story to share with you. In fact I’ve wanted to share it for ages but couldn’t decide on a title. One idea was Panhandling (another name for begging).  Another was “Are you excited to see me or is that a rifle in the back seat?”  But that one sounded too far fetched. But this is a story about begging people for money and the scary situation that led to the rifle incident. Continue reading

Pumpkin Recipe Roundup!

My LOVE of all things pumpkin is well documented. I know I am not alone. I just read a blog post titled 20 Signs Your Pumpkin Addiction is Out of Control!  It actually makes me look tame!  In fact, while I have posted pumpkin recipes on here before, this is the first time I have ever put all ten of my fav pumpkin recipes together on one post. My little Halloween treat for you!  I don’t need to say much else, because, well, I just want to gaze at the photos and drool!  And I hope your taste buds get tantalized too! Continue reading

Recipe: Pumpkin Patch Salad

I have the best memories of going to the pumpkin patch with my kids when they were little. Picking out the perfect sized pumpkin and then eagerly carving them were all part of the  Halloween festivities.  Food is always a big part of the tradition, but often it’s not the most healthy. That’s okay to have a treat every now and again. But what if there was a delicious healthy salad that would pump up the jam in your party?  This post will introduce you to the newest member of my pumpkin recipe arsenal!
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Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Hooray for Hump Day because once again it is Woman Crush Wednesday. This week the 68th gorgeous gourmet gal is getting the love. And of course we get another fab recipe.  Since today’s prolific WCW has written ten cookery books it should be easy to find one! Diana Henry is a most incredible chef, broadcaster and award winning food writer. But since I’ve been in a salad mode lately, and it is still warm here in London, I think we will have a healthy dinner tonight!  Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Hump Day for some is Happy Day for me! Woman Crush Wednesday number 66 and I am so excited to share this fabulous female chef with you. Some of you may know her already, but if you don’t you can thank me now. Olia Hercules is originally from the Ukraine, but lives and works here in London. About ready to launch her second cookery book, this gorgeous gourmet gal is flying with her innovative recipes! And today I will be recreating one of them live on my Snapchat (username blissbakery) and sharing the LOVE with her on here too!  Continue reading

Recipe: Courgette Cakes

One of the best things about teaching cookery classes is seeing the students delighted with themselves when they have recreated a dish I have demoed.  Especially one that is a bit different than the norm.  Such is the case with these savory Courgette Cakes.  Or as my American friends might call them, Zucchini Fritters.  In essence they are a pancake.  However, not your typical Sunday brunch pancake which is a butter and syrup laden affair.  Continue reading