5 minute cheesecake pots

I LOVE cheesecake. It is quite possibly the best dessert and coming from me, that’s saying a lot. I have a notorious sweet-tooth so getting me to commit to one dessert takes some doing. But, of course, if it had to happen, cheese was going to be involved. …Even as I wrote that, several other…

The best Chilli-con-carne

  Chilli con carne, or Chilli, is one of my favourite meals. It’s easy to cook, can be made in large batches to save on time throughout the week and is inexpensive if you know where to shop. Most of the ingredients for a good chilli can be found in a well-stocked cupboard. The most…

Montserrat’s Paella

I recently took a trip to Spain with my girlfriend, Rora, to visit her family. They live just outside of Barcelona, in a small Catalan town called Alella. It’s a beautiful place surrounded by hills and small vineyards overlooking the Barcelona cityscape and beyond that, the sea. It’s one of those small, everybody-knows-everybody-else places. Nothing…

Spicy Pork and Pepper stew

About a week ago I found myself trying to figure out what to do with some left over pork and a red pepper that needed using. It took me a while to think of a way to pair them but in the end I opted for some Korean inspired flavours and ended up with a really…

The Abergavenny food festival 2016

As a child I was never interested in food. Eating was a chore, something adults always told me I had to do when I was too busy inventing a new water powered rocket ship out of cardboard boxes or exploring the previously undiscovered forests of Mybackgarden. I liked potatoes and cheese and that was generally…

Grow your own herbs

If you’re looking to add a bit of extra flair to your cooking but don’t want to fork out for some expensive looking herbs and spices you can always try and grow your own. A trio of common herbs like basil, coriander and thyme can be kept on a window-sill in your student flat and…