Baked Ziti is a classic American pasta dish, that is essentially like a big baked bolognese. Perfect, easy to make comfort food for a chilly Autumn. Traditionally it has meat in it, but has the kind of sauce, that so long as you stick to the tomato base, and slather it with cheese, you can throw in, or not throw in, whatever you fancy. In this recipe, delicious cannellini beans, a personal favourite, and mushrooms take the place of meat.
15 Oct 2009 13:00 GMT
As the nights draw in and we head deeper into autumn, my seasonal love of stodgy mash returns as reliably as the frost. Bu-bye salad, sushi, our summer romance was a good one, but right now, I think we're just in different places and I've started seeing potatoes.
Similarly, richer meats like lamb become a more regular occurance on my plate in the latter months of the year. Lamb has always been BFFs with mint, so pairing it with the herb is a bit of a no-brainer. Mixing the mint into...
13 Oct 2009 12:00 GMT
Technology makes it nearly impossible to want to send physical mail. Why use a pen and paper? You have to go and buy the damn stationary, then write out whatever it is what you want to say with a pen, you know, manually... it all seems like a pain n the ass.(Especially considering that The Royal Mail is making impossible to send anything by post, anyway.)
12 Oct 2009 09:04 GMT
A proper ganache is basically melted chocolate and double cream – not difficult to make but you might well not actually have cream to hand when you decide your cake needs jazzing up with a rich chocolate glaze.This ganache is cobbled together from store cupboard ingredients and is pretty imprecise and very hard to make badly.
07 Oct 2009 14:00 GMT
Now that September has passed, weekends are about three things. Sleeping, eating, and watching X Factor. FACT. While evenings might be reserved for calling whichever take-away you have on speed-dial, long, lazy mornings provide the opportunity for whipping up a selection of delicious breakfast dishes.
06 Oct 2009 13:00 GMT
Oh look. It’s Monday. Yet another day at the ‘ol desk, with same computer, same office supplies, same everything. If you’re tired of how your desk looks, and you want to jazz things up, Anne Taintor is definitely the way to go. If the Knock Knock office supplies we shared with you last month were a bit too in your face for your HR department, perhaps th...
05 Oct 2009 11:00 GMT
One of the simplest and quickest types of pastry to make is shortcrust; that’s the crumbly, buttery one. It is made easily by hand or using a food processor, requires no specialist equipment and the basic recipe is a really easily remembered equation. It can be made plain, sweet or savoury.Does it get any easier than that?
02 Oct 2009 16:00 GMT
Yesterday lunch time, it seemed like practically everyone in my office was eating cauliflower cheese soup. The rich cheesy smell wafting around the place, and the autumnal nip in the air had me craving cauliflower cheese for dinner.
Ordinarily, I would serve cauliflower cheese as a side dish with a roast dinner, but out of ease and laziness, I decided to think of a way to beef it up and make a whole meal out of it.
01 Oct 2009 13:00 GMT
Nothing is more exciting than climbing into bed after a long, difficult today. However, if you have manky, mismatching sheets, climbing into bed isn’t exactly that exciting.Alternatively, if you’re on the prowl, bringing back a nice lad or lady to your bed only to realize that you’ve left your Little Mermaid sheets on can be quite traumatizing. For both of you.
30 Sep 2009 13:00 GMT
Whilst chatting about ways of cooking fish with one of my favourite local pubs @jamcircus on Twitter yesterday, I was reminded about how much I love the combination of coconut and fish. The combination is exotic and creamy, while also being light and fresh. The Keralans have been embracing the combo pretty much forever, so there has to be something right about it.
29 Sep 2009 13:00 GMT