Tag Archives: Lunch

Cheesy Veg’n’Rice

This is in 3 layers: rice, vegetables of your choice, cheese of your choice. It only looks complicated! Prepare the rice. Short grain brown rice will make a stickier rice; if you make extra, you can add milk to it next morning for breakfast. Long grain brown rice is more usual. Measure out 125 ml […]

Easy Flatbread

Sometimes you want something that is bread-ish without being bread. And hassle-free. And easy. This is it… A basic chapati is flour and water in a soft dough, rolled thin and cooked on a frypan, griddle, or other flat, hot surface. Everything after that is ornament and taste, and other names according to additions, cooking […]

Soup, or pottage, and Onion Soup

Soups are a place to be adventurous. If there is a food you like, it may well go into a soup. My mother would make Refrigerator Soup, which was all the leftover meats, vegetables, and starches in the fridge after three days, popped into a flavored liquid of some sort. Some were very good and […]

Easy Baking Powder Biscuits

I love these biscuits because they come together so quickly and eating follows shortly thereafter; they are great on their own with butter or jam or cheese or… Well, you choose! Of course, these are excellent with soups and stews, too. As biscuits, these can be rolled and cut out, or made a bit wetter […]

Easy Traditional Soda Bread

Bread is best when fresh, and making your own means you get to choose the very best of ingredients. Quick breads (that is, non-yeast breads) are best eaten the same day, though I have been content with this version the next day. I love this with soups and stews and oven-hot snacking. The basic recipe […]

Easy Sliced Summer Salad

It’s so easy that I had to give it a long name! Perfect for late summer as all those beefsteak tomatoes start ripening and big-leafed basil is available. The dressing? So very simple, too! Eating it is the height of decadence, aromatic and luscious… Sliced Summer Salad tomato or two, fragrantly ripe, sliced about a […]

Pasta or… Not!

Age has crept up on me, making every ounce of pasta show up somewhere on my body. Luckily, I’ve discovered a couple of veggies that can stand in brilliantly! There’s this thing called a spaghetti squash, a golden cream-colored football-like squash that can store a few months in a cool dry spot (not the fridge!). […]

Beans, and then Hummus

Hummus makes a wonderful snack, and delicious contribution to a potluck meal. My friend, Lizzie Cook, sent me her favorite tip on cooking beans (good for most beans) and a great hummus recipe. Here they are: Dried Beans – Quick Soaking Method If you wish to use dried rather than canned beans in a recipe […]

An introduction

This site is born of my practical farming relatives, my stash of interesting cookbooks, my inability to follow a written recipe more than once, and an increasing awareness of the changing nature of the future of home-cooking. If the only thing you can make is reservations, this may be for you… The purpose here is […]