All posts tagged: cheese

Hot Pickle Pasta

I’m not expecting to get everyone on board with this one. I’ve had big doubts as to whether I should even be posting it. However, the point of this food blog has always been to talk about what I’m eating in my kitchen and, like it or not, I’m eating a lot of this right now. The ‘this’ that I am referring to is a pasta dish with crunchy pickles, spicy jalapenos and a creamy cheese sauce. My darling friend and person I run many an idea by, Rosie, said she could not get down with the tangy/creamy thing. A few people on the social medias have said they could potentially be on board, and Tom and me are already big fans. On balance, I figured it was worth putting out there. Even at the risk of angering a solid 75% of my readers. If any of my Italian foodie friends are reading this, I can only apologise. I do of course understand that this is probably a bastardisation of your beloved pasta, but the …

Cheese and Marmite Pasta Cate in the Kitchen

Cheese and Marmite Pasta

I’m back, rather later than I hoped I might be, with another recipe that I’ve been talking about no end on social media without telling you how to make it in your own kitchen. Perhaps a pattern is developing and this is how things will be for a little while (see: dill and sweet potato cake). This is based on Nigella Lawson’s Marmite Spaghetti, but – and I really never thought I’d get the opportunity to say this about a recipe of hers – I’ve actually taken it further in its likeliness to give you a heart attack. Also, it’s quite a bit Marmitier, because I go in hard on Marmite. Since I started working evenings; breakfast, lunch and dinner have lost their solid place in my day. Sometimes I’ll eat 1 meal, sometimes 4, sometimes my day will just be a series of snacks and confusion and too much coffee. When I wake up on the wrong side of 10am, I tend to (when I say tend to, I’m referring only to the last …

Mediterranean Västerbottensost Salad

I simply had to include Västerbottensost in a recipe after hearing the old wives tale about its start in life. As the story goes, it was made by accident in 1872 by Ulrika Eleonora in Sweden. She was distracted from her dairy maid duties by a lover, and when she returned, believed she had ruined the cheese. But it turned out she’d made this awesome stuff. How cool is that story? So I had a little think about what I could make that would reflect the magic that can sometimes come from forgotten-about foods, and what better fits that bill than croutons? You know the drill, you buy a loaf of posh bread for some occasion or another, it doesn’t all get finished and you leave it in the back of the cupboard where it goes undiscovered ’til the middle of the week. But all is not lost when it comes to stale ciabatta, bake them in the oven with some olive oil and they’re reincarnated as gourmet croutons. I thought that was a pretty good …