• Yummy cottage pie

    This afternoon the weather was that brilliant so I decided to cook a cottage pie for dinner. Cottage pie is one of the family favourite. So hearty and yummy! It reminds me a bit of the Romanian Musaca even that one is a lot dryer than cottage pie. I didn’t use any exact quantities for vegetables or potatoes. Only for mince – 400gr of organic mince beef from Sainsbury. So I peeled about 10 potatoes I think….and cut them as small as I could. The smaller you cut them the faster they boil. I put all the cut potatoes in a pan and leave them to boil on a low…

  • Cooking potato stew with Cirio

    “Cirio” is a brand that has an extensive range of chopped and peeled tomatoes, purees, and passatas. It is actually the no. 1 brand in Italy.We love tomatoes in our house and have to say that cooking with the “Cirio”products is a pleasure! For my potato stew I used the chopped tomatoes only. The “Cirio” chopped tomatoes are really consistent and thick and I only need it half of the tin. The recipe for the potato stew is simple. You will need: 1 onion Potatoes – I put about 8 I think?? Frozen vegetables like – carrots,peas,broccoli etc. Stock – vegetables “Cirio” chopped tomatoesFirst heat a tablespoon of oil in…

  • Roast chicken dinner

    Today I would like to share with you a recipe that I cooked for my family at the end of last week. It is inspired by one of the recipes that can be find on the Morrisons website under the M Savers recipes. So on Saturday we went shopping to Morissons and bought everything that we need it for this week. I was very please when the total came to only £37.13. It usually goes up to over 60-70£. I think the big difference is the fact that we bought quite a lot of products from the M savers range. One of the products is this chicken below for which…

  • Soup a la slow cooker

    So yesterday I decided to use my slow cooker again. I think we bought it about 5 years ago but only used it a couple of times – maximum 10 times. I think is just that I find it a bit difficult to just forget about the conventional way of cooking . But yesterday it just seem handy to just put everything in the slow cooler and leave it cook while I was cleaning up the house. So then I put a litre of water in the slow cooker and cover just to let it boil for a little bit. In the meantime I just prepared the vegetables. You see…

  • Romanian sauces with garlic

    I love garlic! I think all Romanians do! And we love sauces that contain garlic! If you like garlic check the below recipes: COLD GARLIC SAUCE Mujdei de usturoi3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 tbsp. olive oil 3/4 cup beef stock,hot 1 tsp. salt Place crushed garlic in a bowl. Add olive oil and stir well. Add beed stock and salt. Stir, pass through sieve, press with wooden spoon to push garlic through; discard any that remains. Let cool. This sauce can be used with steak, barbecued meats,sausages or fowl. GARLIC SAUCE WITH SOUR CREAM SOS de Usturoi cu Smantana 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. flour 2 garlic cloves,crushed…