Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Dinner · Nutshell Bites

Roasted and spiced autumn vegetable soup

This soup was a totally accident. A serious case of: “Hmm if I put that in the blender I wonder if it’ll make a bad ass soup?”. I am the worst when it comes to dealing with leftover food – I’m all big ideas and little results. So I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m…… Continue reading Roasted and spiced autumn vegetable soup

Breakfast, brunch and all things good · Festive feasts and treats · Snack time

Smoked mackerel pate and Christmas time

I am that annoying person who absolutely loves Christmas. And we’re talking loves with about a billion ‘o’s. Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it. I really do. The first sight of Christmas crackers lining the supermarket isles, childish squeals just escape from me. First whisper of a Christmas jingle, queue full blown song and dance number. Those first aromas…… Continue reading Smoked mackerel pate and Christmas time

Cakes, cookies and other sweet treats · Nothing but desserts · Snack time

Lemon, pistachio and cardamom shortbread biscuits

Despite the fact I ate most of a ginormousΒ bag of chocolate chip PortugueseΒ cookies on Friday afternoon, I’m not the biggest fan of sweet food. I’d rather devour a pack of salty crisps than a bar of chocolate. My 10 year old self would be devastated. Maybe that’s why I decided to give these shortbread biscuits…… Continue reading Lemon, pistachio and cardamom shortbread biscuits