Happy New Year!

I write this, my first post of the new year on the first day of 2015, absolutely EXHAUSTED following a marvellous New Year party thrown by Josh and Stephen, again with a cheese theme but this time in the form of fondue.

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After many cheesey treats and ginny delights, we got a good dance on before making our way down to the Thames to enjoy the inevitably fantastic firework display. This was followed by more gin and dance. The perfect New Year celebration!

I was asked to contribute something to be used with the fondue cheese goo on this evening, so set about having a little think as to what that could be. I thought about making some flavoured breads then cutting them into cubes and frying into croutons, but goodness what a lot of work for the time of year. Then is came to me. Another simple, tasty treat that allows both you and the eater to get creative!

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Flavoured Pastry Cups!
(For filling with melted cheese, and other delights!)

The flavours I made this time were Rosemary & Garlic, Chilli & Chorizo and Tomato & Basil, but you can go with whatever! I considered doing a Pear & Roasted Red Onion… A weird mix on their own, but one I thought would complement certain cheeses? Well… Perhaps next time. For now, I’ll tell you about these!

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The delicious art of doing very little…

Alongside my Goat’s Cheese and Red Onion Tart, the other scrumbumptious snack I whipped up for Stephen’s Cheese and Wine night was my Mozarella, Sundried Tomato & Chorizo Pinwheels! A delicious treat that never fails to please, and is deceivingly easy…

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Not only are these quick and easy to make, but they’re also incredibly easy to transport before cooking, as you’ll see, making them an ideal snack to take along to a friend’s do!

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me… And I’m eating food…

Happy New Year, everyone!

Apologies that it’s been so long since my last post. Anyone who has been following this from the off probably would’ve caught wind of my love of Christmas and may have been surprised not to see a big Christmas post in December, but there is an unfortunate and reasonable explanation to follow.

You may have noticed that I treat this blog very much like a diary, and I intend to keep up this level of honesty, be it good or bad news.

On December 10th, Josie left me. There’s no more information that anyone other than me or Josie need to know, but I was certainly shocked and saddened.

SO, moving forward, the face of this blog will now change to say the least! While the main focus will continue to remain on great love of food and family, I am no longer living in London as my parents have very kindly taken me in temporarily, in light of the above, while things are settled and sorted. There are also a number of surprises and what I’m sure will be exciting tales approaching, but for now I can say no more! Do stay tuned!

The honest accounts of goings on, and of course delicious recipes, will most certainly continue!

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