TFRK – cranberry sauce

One of my favourite things about Christmas food is cranberry sauce. I love the full, tart, rich, slightly bitter and fruity flavour of it and I’ve never been able to understand why people buy it premade because it’s so easy to make at home and so much nicer than the shop bought stuff. I also…

Vegetable unboxing 10/11/17

I’m sure you’ll have seen all the millions of “unboxing” videos flooding the interwebs. Make up, clothes…you name it, someone is taking it out of a box live on camera. I hope I’m not alone in thinking the trend is a little odd. Nevertheless I will attempt it, purely for the love of my fellow…

PCOS friendly granola

We’ve talked a lot about diet and the things to cut out and so on but that can make breakfasts really difficult. Buying gluten free cereals is expensive and often they’re loaded with sugar to make up for other flavours that are lacking. Add the lack of dairy to that and the excessive prices of…

TFRK – braised red cabbage

Tales from Rivvy’s Kitchen – braised red cabbage This is a very special dish that we have as an accompaniment to special family roasts, especially at the holidays – Christmas, New Year, Easter etc. It’s a flavour that never fails to make me think of home and family and warmth. I made it by special…

TFRK – Simple Salmon Tart

Tales from Rivvy’s Kitchen – Quick and Easy Salmon Tart I had this recipe at a writing retreat I went to recently and it was outrageously tasty. It actually came about by happy accident – the recipe was for salmon en croute but they couldn’t find the right pastry (puff), only shortcrust, so they decided…

TFRK – Goulash

Tales from Rivvy’s Kitchen – Beef Goulash. It’s taken us a couple of attempts to get this recipe right. The first time, I followed the recipe I had and put in 2 tablespoons of Paprika. It was so hot we couldn’t eat it! The second time I varied the recipe a bit and it came…