All posts tagged: recipes

4 Quick, (Mostly) Vegetarian Dinners for Spring

Typically, the weather is yet to make up its mind about which season we’re currently experiencing. I’ve been pushing on with spring regardless under the guidance of the calendar alone – sometimes eating outside, sometimes on the sofa under a blanket wondering how long it’s been since I’ve seen the sky. That’s April for you. Quick, easy dinners that can be rustled up on a weeknight after a long day at work were my most requested post last year. This year (now that I have a proper job where I have to actually use my brain) that’s all I have time for anyway, so you can expect plenty of these in the months to come. Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers and Lemon Boil 150-200g spaghetti in salted water according to pack instructions. Reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta water just before draining. Put it back in the pan with the splash of pasta water and add the juice of a lemon, a can of tuna, a tbsp capers, a generous knob of butter and a drizzle …

My Most Popular Recipes of 2017

Yeah, that’s right, my first blog post in a couple of weeks after spending all my time in the pub and dedicating myself to 0% productivity and what do I bounce back with? Recycled content. I’ve got lots of original stuff coming your way over the next few weeks, but I did want to take a moment to capture what worked really well on Cate in the Kitchen this year – even if just to remind myself what it is that you lot really want. That’s what I want this space to be about in 2018. Sharing recipes that interest you, that you’re gonna take one look at and say “that looks cheap and doable and I’m gonna make it on Wednesday after work”. I don’t want my recipes to be aspirational or overly food porny, I want them to be what you work in to your day to day life. This year I’m gonna infiltrate your kitchens more than ever before. That said, what did people seem to love most this year? 1 – Marmite …

Bonfire Melt

Bonfire night is kind of a big deal in the UK, across the country we stand in muddy fields to give ourselves neck injuries staring in awe at firework displays, build bonfires and spell our names with sparklers. The most famous (as far as I’m concerned) bonfire night celebrations take place in Lewes every year, so if you’re in the Sussex neck of the woods on the 5th November then you should definitely check that out. There are tons of bonfire night recipes out there, some are partial to toad in the hole, others go for a warming root vegetable soup; but I think the entire nation being enveloped in a cloud of gunpowder calls for a special kind of sandwich. This panini encompasses all the best things that are smoked and/or smoky: cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce. It’s the perfect comforting carb meal to wolf down while you’re ooh-ing and ahh-ing at next door’s catherine wheels. Serves 2 2 paninis 100g smoked cheddar, sliced finely or grated 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into …