Tag: Etymology

Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf

I like bananas on the just barely ripe end of the spectrum, so it is no surprise (especially in summer) when I have a surfeit of ripe bananas which have turned from ‘ripe-but-I-can-cope-eating-them’ into a ‘nope’, necessitating the apron to come down and oven to 

Chicken à la Meates

Chicken à la Meates

This is my version of Chicken à la King – the one that I grew up eating and which is still a firm and frequent favourite in the weekly meal rotation. In comparison to both the original and contemporary recipes, it is pared back and 

Pancakes

Pancakes

A simple – but delicious – recipe for pancakes in time for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday next week. Though this recipe doesn’t need to be confined to just one day a year! Serve them in the traditional manner with a little lemon juice and caster sugar 

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

When I was a wee lass – in the era of cassette tapes, shoulder pads, and glam rock – I had created a ‘recipe’ for cheese on crackers. It consisted of melting cheese on a cracker by way of the microwave. Immensely proud of this 

Capsicum (Bell Pepper): De-seeding and trimming – two methods

Capsicum (Bell Pepper): De-seeding and trimming – two methods

The first method is one that I adopted from Jamie Oliver, who demonstrated it on one of his TV shows. It’s fun because you use your hands and tear things! The second method uses a knife and allows for more precision when it comes to 

Bain-Marie (Water Bath / Double Boiler)

Bain-Marie (Water Bath / Double Boiler)

Essentially, a bain-marie consists of two cooking vessels, one vessel placed into the second vessel which also holds heated water. Here we’ll look at the use of a bain-marie within the cooking realm, although it is also used in the scientific realm. Nerd Notification: Etymology