Kitchen Hacks

The recipes and techniques in this section are not specifically Welsh.
But, like many across the world, we most enjoy simple cooking with flavour and nourishment.
So here you will find healthy and sustaining food with minimum fuss, no fancy ingredients, and lots of flavour!
You will find more new and interesting ideas here as I find the time to photograph and document them. So come back again as often as you like.

Iechyd da!


Basic recipes for you and your friends

Food intolerance

Food intolerance

Increasingly it seems that people are experiencing unwanted and sometimes dangerous reactions to common food groups.
It is very important, especially when catering for other people, that these possibilities are considered.

Please read this page.

Bird and bacon roulade

Bird and bacon roulade

Bacon in combination with chicken or turkey is a partnership made in heaven.
This is an easy and unusual preparation that works well oven-baked or barbecued.

Mince/fruit pies

Mince/fruit pies pastie-style

Mince pies are a popular, heart-warming, slightly spicy, hot dessert for the winter months.
Fruit pies, or a mixture of both, can be made the same way.
This is a simple and quick way of preparing unusual, plump and satisfying pies.

Salmon fishcakes

Salmon fishcakes

Salmon takes little cooking and, when properly prepared, bursts with flavour.
This preparation is very quick and easy, so it is ideal for a snack or a fish course in a bigger meal.
It is also a great candidate for comfort food.

Sardine paté

Sardine paté

Paté, home made just the way you like it, makes a very nice teatime snack, party food or starter for a meal.
This is full of flavour and nourishment and can be made in advance when organising a barbecue or dinner party.

Curryburgers

Curryburgers.

This is a variation on a very popular food, fried or barbecued.
But being made from basic, traditional ingredients these are much healthier than shop-bought versions.
With your own choice of spices these are something you can really call your own.
Regrettably, no pics available at the moment.

Lasagne pomodoro

Lasagne pomodoro

Lasagne is a popular Italian-style dish that can be made with a variety of different sauces.
This basic sauce uses only tomato (with an optional cheese topping) and is very simple, but it is a great dish for making your own with variations.

Some more general technique, information and guidance

Coming soon…

  • Sauté potatoes
  • Classic sauces
  • Thick vegetable soup
  • Mayonnaise, quick and classic
  • Meat stock for soups and sauces
  • Shortcrust pastry
  • Lumpy tomato sauce

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