Cakes and biscuits

recipe for black velvet cake

An alcoholic Irish cake for Maisie

It's St Patrick's Day today.... so something IrishI created this cake from the basic recipe for Black Velvet cake – a dark Guinness and ...
coconut and pineapple flower pie recipe

Coconut and Pineapple Flower Pie

This pie is easily made and, thanks to the pineapple flowers which give zing in terms of taste, it also looks spectacular.  Good a...

Cocktails and mocktails

fine and dandy cocktail recipe

Fine and Dandy Cocktail

I regularly meet with a girlfriend for an escape day...or even a weekend. They are justified as a sort of 'sanity retention' exercise, and o...

Dinner party

coconut and pineapple flower pie recipe

Coconut and Pineapple Flower Pie

This pie is easily made and, thanks to the pineapple flowers which give zing in terms of taste, it also looks spectacular.  Good a...

Leftovers

what to do with leftover red wine

What to do with leftover red wine

It’s very unusual to have leftover red wine in the Saucy Dressings’ household – in much the same way that leftover chocolate is fairly non-e...

Pasta and rice

Sauces and preserves

how to make thousand island dressing

All about Thousand Island dressing

All the recent trends have identified growing concern and unease among the general populace due to uncertain political and economic climes. ...
pickled cucumber recipe

Pretty and Pronto Pickled Cucumber

Pickled cucumber acts as a perfect foil for oily smoked fish – smoked salmon or mackerel for example. This goes well, for example, with A Si...
pea puree recipe

How to make a pea purée

Don’t used fresh peas for this pea purée – it’s a complete waste! There’s only one way to eat fresh peas, and that is lightly boiled, with a...

Super-easy

pickled cucumber recipe

Pretty and Pronto Pickled Cucumber

Pickled cucumber acts as a perfect foil for oily smoked fish – smoked salmon or mackerel for example. This goes well, for example, with A Si...

Super-quick

ricotta with olives and thyme recipe

Ricotta with olives and thyme

If you want to make this ahead of time the dressing and olives soaking in it ahead of time and then plate up at the last minute.Perfect ...

Vegetarian

ricotta with olives and thyme recipe

Ricotta with olives and thyme

If you want to make this ahead of time the dressing and olives soaking in it ahead of time and then plate up at the last minute.Perfect ...

Watching the dosh

ricotta with olives and thyme recipe

Ricotta with olives and thyme

If you want to make this ahead of time the dressing and olives soaking in it ahead of time and then plate up at the last minute.Perfect ...