Category Archives: Cooking: quickly

Easy method for quesadillas

A keeper. And relatively quick! I chopped a head of broccoli into small florets and steamed them with salt, Italian seasoning, and dried garlic. Then I made up the quesadillas as per the recipe. Everyone seemed to like it, which is why I’m posting it here. Next time I’m going to try refried beans, and […]

The perfect hard-boiled egg for a toddler’s lunch

I usually share lunch with The Child if we’re eating at home. And egg mayonnaise tends to feature once a week or so. If you’re picky and don’t like the grey bit that surrounds the yolk of an egg that’s been boiled for too long, here’s how to get the perfect hard-boiled egg: put an […]

Cook: Parmesan broth, with stuff!

Good for feeding a husband whose tummy is feeling a little poorly. The Child seems to like it as well. There are loads of recipes for making Parmesan broth, so use whichever one you like best — I went for the easiest (of course). You’ll need: At least 1 Parmesan rind (or some sort of […]

Cook: warm chicken and bacon salad

You need the bacon There’s no real cheat to this — it’s so easy and relatively quick. I started making it because I pre-cooked a whole bag of barley and really needed to use it up. You’ll need: 1 chicken breast 1 small serving of pancetta or bacon lardons 2 cups cooked pearl barley 1 […]

Cook: Purple sprouting broccoli pasta

Following this pasta recipe from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall more or less as instructed turns out a quick and tasty meal. But as The Child isn’t too enamoured with chilli, I left it out. You’ll need: Pasta (we were given a 500g pack of organic penne and used about two-thirds) Broccoli, purple sprouting or otherwise A few […]