Here’s something quick to impress with –  Spaghetti Carbonara.  It’s a little bit fiddly so you ought to give it a try when no one’s looking the first time around. It takes all of 15 minutes to prepare and is probably the best store cupboard recipe I know.  Extra credit if you’ve cured your own … Continue reading Carbonara

Soda bread

Here’s a quickie for you – cinnamon and apple soda breads, you can have them on the plate in less than half an hour. Soda bread goes stale quite quickly so plan on eating them as soon as they’re done or warm them again and have them the day after. Once again I did everything … Continue reading Soda bread

Making Bacon

Here I am again! It’s amazing how much you can get done when you’re trapped in the house and desperate for something to do. I badgered my vegetarian wife into taking me to the butchers this weekend. I bought a large piece of dead pig. Years ago I used to do this once a year … Continue reading Making Bacon