Tuesday, 7 April 2009



2 oz butter
3 rashers bacon
4 oz button mushrooms
1 tbsp parsley
4 slices bread
2 oz soft fat cheese


Melt half the butter in a shallow pan; add chopped bacon and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, parsley and seasoning. Cover the pan and cook gently for 6 to 8 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.

Toast the bread on both sides. Spread with butter and cream, cheese. Sandwich in pairs and spoon the mushroom and bacon over the top.

Sunday, 5 April 2009



Hard-boiled Egg
Mashed Potato
Cooked Bacon
Tomato Sauce
Mixed herbs
Beaten Egg

I haven't put quantities in this recipe because it never occurs to me to weigh things. In the case of the ones I made today there were 2 hard boiled eggs; three good-sized rashers of bacon and about four medium-size potatoes worth of mashed potato. That amount made enough for five rissoles.

This is just designed for breaklfast or brunch but if you wanted a more substantial meal you could serve them with baked beans, beetroot and pickled onions or with a green salad.


Beat together the hard boiled eggs, mashed potatoes, chopped cooked bacon, a splodge of tomato sauce, a teaspoon of mixed herbs and salt and pepper. Make into rissoles, dip in the beaten egg and cover with mashed cornflakes. Fry for a couple of minutes.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Food for thought

I really enjoy cooking (when I’m in the mood) but it tends to be a spur of the moment thing and because I often feel better in the morning than the afternoon or evening I tend to cook in the morning. The end result is that I am often stumped as to what to cook. I have all these grand ideas but unless one shops in advance for the fresh ingredients the range of meals available to cook is limited. Perhaps this partly explains why a lot of my cooking is improvised.

I have decided I am going to be a lot more disciplined in future and choose at least two recipes that I want to make each week and then ensure I have shopped for all the ingredients. (Note that the word try did not appear in that sentence – I’m going to do it. Power of positive thinking and all that.)