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This soup is so delicious!  In Scotland we like to dunk about 4 slices of bread in the biggest bowl of soup you can get and slam it down quick without even tasting it!  Its kinda a tradition! lol .  With this soup – too much can be too filling because of the cream. We like a medium sized portion with a nice warm crusty roll or baguette – go ahead and add to the richness by putting butter on your roll and watch it melt with the heat – its DEVINE!

  • 1 kg pumpkin – deseeded, peeled and cubed – or you could use butternut squash
  • 2 onions chopped finely – I used 3 because they were really small
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 700 mls Vegetable stock (or chicken) – I used 2 knorr vegetable cubes
  • 6 dashes of tabasco sauce
  • level teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 150 mls double cream
  • salt and pepper
  1. Fry the onions in the oil in your soup pot until soft but not brown
  2. Add the pumpkin and fry until it changes colour – like almost golden (lighter)
  3. Add the stock, tabasco and chilli, bring to the boil and simmer for about ten minutes – the pumpkin should be soft by then
  4. Add the cream, bring back to the boil then blitz with a handblender – then serve – I however like to let it cool and put it in the fridge for a while to let all the flavours intensify, then take out and reheat what I need.

Enjoy x


I make frittatas all the time!  My family love them.  Its so quick, easy and cheap to make them!  My secret key ingredient is ‘Garlicky Stuff’!  Basically its garlic, parsley and olive oil.  I blend all 3 together and add to my frittatas.  I never used to make frittatas but since I discovered this garlicky stuff – I make them all the time.  I usually use leftovers or stuff thats going out of date soon or vegetables that are just about to go off. 

The difference between an omelette and a frittata is that the filling for an omelette sits on the top of the egg mixture and then its flipped in half – the filling for a frittata is mixed through the egg mixture 😉  You learn something new everyday!


  1. Eggs!  Now – I usually use about 7 or 8 small ones but you can use as many as you want – if depends on the size of your pan too – cos you want this frittata to be ‘taller’ than an omelette that you havent flipped in half yet.
  2. Milk – I would say half a cup to 3/4 of a cup
  3. 3 slices of smoked bacon or half a smoked sausage – (cos thats what I had left over) – slice into smallish pieces (is smallish a word? lol)
  4. half a red onion thinly sliced or white onion or some shallots or spring onions – you decide!
  5. handful or 2 of frozen, sliced mixed peppers
  6. Garlicky stuff – judge for yourself – I like about 6 dessert spoons of the stuff! (See above on how to make!)
  7. Cheese – any kind – as much/less as you like


  • Put half the garlicky stuff in a frying pan and put on a medium heat
  • Add peppers, onion, ham and fry until cooked
  • Mix eggs and milk and then pour into frying pan
  • Mix through half the cheese and start bringing the edges of the frittata to the centre as it cooks – dont do this too often as all the filling will end up in the middle – move the filling around evenly and add more garlicky stuff if you want!
  • Once almost cooked – top with more or little cheese and then put into a pre heated oven (say – 200 degrees C) until cheese is brown/bubbling
  • Slide onto a plate and then START EATING!

I use ‘Garlicky Stuff’ with everything!  I will post a recipe and photo soon 🙂

Enjoy x

SORRY!  I am not the best at taking photos of food – but I aim to get better! 🙂

Hi.  My name is K!  I am a working mother who loves her job and loves cooking although the two are not related!

After spending forever trailing through websites, blogs, forums etc gathering recipes, tips and ideas from others – I thought I would share some of my findings through regular blogging.

I dont claim to be the best cook in the world, I dont even claim to be a good cook  –  but I do claim to be enthusiastic about cooking and I dont ever want to stop trying out new recipes and ideas.

Some people ask ‘Where do you get the time to…..?’   and   ‘How do you find the time to…..?’    and   ‘You must have a lot of time on your hands dont you?’   Honestly? –  I dont care!  This is my hobby, I enjoy it, I love to learn, I dont care what anyone thinks.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and will try out some of my ideas or other peoples ideas that I have tried.

Enjoy!  x