Posts tagged 'Cooking'

Onion Hack

Much of today was spent preparing food. I started with slicing several red onions, but after starting the first one, my eyes were already in pain. I hadn't even finished the first one and wasn't sure how I could continue to finish that on let alone do four ...

Trial and Error Cooking

Earlier this year, I attempted to make some pies. The first batch had a good pastry, but the filling was a bit dry. Since then I have had about three other attempts at improving the recipe, making small tweaks each time. I can now say that I have managed to ...

Misjudging Food

My journey times were pretty quick today and so I made it home with the boys earlier than I expected. I thought I would go for maximum dad points and get food on for when my wife got home.

I did pretty well at playing referee while the boys played ...

Fakeaway Cooking

Now that our house is a mostly vegan one1, we have been getting takeaway much less than before. There are a few takeaway places that do have vegan options but not covering all cuisines. One that we have been missing on is the Chinese takeaway.

We have now gotten ...

A Cheat's Guide to Making Vegan* Cupcakes

* See ingredient footnotes

First I am going to apologize, I didn't take any photographs. This was a mistake. But you can assume that they look like any other cupcakes.

A couple of weeks ago I brought in two cupcakes to work that my wife had made1 and put ...

Home Made Balmoral Pies

Today I somehow managed to find the time to do some home baking. One of the local baker shops sells Balmoral Pies, like scotch pies, but with chicken, creamy sauce and haggis in them. I was curious if I could recreate the pie for the members of my family who ...

Cooking Alone

Today, my wife was at work and the kids at nursery while I slept1. I woke up with just over an hour before I needed to collect the kids, so spend that time cooking dinner for the family while I had the house to myself.

It has been great ...

Cheeseless Pizzas

The rest of my family are dairy free and so we usually don’t have any cheese in the house. We have been experimenting with various vegan cheeses however I have found that the texture is just not right, particularly when they have been melted. Rather than putting up with ...

We Have a Pizza Oven

As a Christmas gift to each other, we have gotten ourselves an uuni3 pizza oven.

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This afternoon we fired it up and gave it a test run. This involved assembling the oven, seasoning it (giving it a half hour blast at full heat), before letting ...

Making Cookies

Each year, since moving back to Scotland, we have made a bunch of snickerdoodle cookies at Christmas time and given them to family and coworkers. One of the fun parts of handing them out is seeing people's reactions. While snickerdoodles are popular in the states, they are virtually unheard ...