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Melanie Jacobs
my savoury take on tastemade's cheese-stuffed pumpkin buns. Stuffed Pumpkin, Garlic Cheese Bread, Bake Sale, Buns, Food Videos, Bread Recipes, Breads, Mango, Peach

Savoury Pumpkin Buns Stuffed with Toasted Shallot and Sage Cream Cheese

Though it would appear that the tastemade.com video recipe for these most adorable, wee, cream cheese-stuffed pumpkin buns went live in November of 2017, it wasn’t until late summer that it s…

Fall weather has me craving all of the creamy, cheesy and rich things. Stand and deliver all of the cassolettes, the gratins, the alfredos and the risottos and you may walk away alive…or full… Peameal Bacon, Stand And Deliver, Fall Weather, Spaghetti Squash, Pretty Good, Risotto, Spinach, Harvest, Cravings

Spaghetti Squash with a Creamy, Peameal Bacon, Spinach and Leek Filling

Fall weather has me craving all of the creamy, cheesy and rich things. Stand and deliver all of the cassolettes, the gratins, the alfredos and the risottos and you may walk away alive…or full…

Almond Rum Butter Cream Apple Pie (or Tarte Bourdaloue aux Pommes) Rum Butter, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Grocery Store, Sweet Stuff, Apple Pie, Apples, Cravings, Almond, Inspired

Almond Rum Butter Cream Apple Pie (or Tarte Bourdaloue aux Pommes)

I’d been craving a sweet apple-something for about three weeks, yet forgetting to purchase apples any time I went to the grocery store in that time. Inspired by my mister’s purchase of …

Emerald City Salad {Soba Noodles and Green Veg with a Ginger-Sesame Dressing} City Salads, Sesame Ginger Dressing, Soba Noodles, Emerald City, Japchae, Farmers Market, Wednesday, Ethnic Recipes, Gift

Emerald City Salad {Soba Noodle & Green Veg with a Sesame & Ginger Dressing}

For one Wednesday, the gods favoured me with the gift of a day off and I actually made it to our delightful Wednesday Farmers’ Market. I wish I’d had the presence of mind to take pictur…

Phoenix’s Shrimp Madras-Alfredo - a recipe for rich, creamy, and spicy pasta Spicy Pasta, Balanced Meals, Group Meals, Phoenix, Shrimp, Spaghetti, Cooking, Ethnic Recipes, Food

Phoenix’s Shrimp Madras-Alfredo

I’m sure I’ve related before how I was a cruel mum who made her perfect, wee loin fruits cook a meal each week from the age of eight on. Luckily, by that age the sprogs already knew all…

Potato salad laden with eastern flavours and bright mint {Instant Pot recipe} Pot Recipe, Tasty Dishes, Instant Pot, Potato Salad, Cauliflower, Spicy, Mint, Bright, Vegan

Spicy and Minty Potato Salad

This recipe is my attempt to recreate a most delicious dish I had a charming little hole-in-the-wall vegan bistro in Bath. My travel companion and I were told that it was batata harra, which didn…

I somehow ended up with six borage plants in the wee garden on the glorified fire escape. That’s about four borage plants too many and this is after I’d offloaded a few to the daughter … Fire Escape, Chimichurri, Cobb Salad, Daughter, Garden, Plants, Recipes, Food, Garten

Borage Chimichurri Sauce

I somehow ended up with six borage plants in the wee garden on the glorified fire escape. That’s about four borage plants too many and this is after I’d offloaded a few to the daughter …

beer biscuits Beer Biscuit Recipe, Tea Biscuits, Cornbread, Eat, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Millet Bread, Corn Bread, Meals

Beer Biscuits {Recipe}

Tea biscuits are kind of a religion in my family. Growing up, I could always count on there being a fresh batch available in an ancient Tupperware container in the bottom drawer of a set at the far…

As far as I’m concerned, stroganoff is perfect winter fare. It’s warming and rich and unctuous and all of the things I want to tuck into while the world becomes a snow globe around our … Stroganoff Recipe, Snow Globe, Things I Want, Chicken, Winter, Recipes, Food, Winter Time, Rezepte

Stroganoff {Recipe}

As far as I’m concerned, stroganoff is perfect winter fare. It’s warming and rich and unctuous and all of the things I want to tuck into while the world becomes a snow globe around our …

Back in the spring, I posted a few pics to the social medias about how I was making infused oils (dandelion and shepherd’s purse, at the time) and got a lot of questions about my method becau… About Me Questions, This Or That Questions, Infused Oils, Dandelion, Mason Jars, Purse, Spring, How To Make, Bag

Infused Oils {Tutorial}

Back in the spring, I posted a few pics to the social medias about how I was making infused oils (dandelion and shepherd’s purse, at the time) and got a lot of questions about my method becau…

roasted tomato sauce recipe - how to turn a half bushel of tomatoes into a gorgeous sauce with little effort. Roasted Tomato Sauce, Tomato Sauce Recipe, Tomatoes, Effort, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Meals, Tomato Plants

Roasted Tomato Sauce

In my life, two things inevitably happen…like clockwork…almost ritualistically, toward the end of August or into early September. Thing the first is that my friends will come out of the…

Kraut and Beef Knishes {Recipe} Ground Beef, Desserts, Recipes, Food, Tailgate Desserts, Dessert, Rezepte, Postres, Food Recipes

Kraut and Beef Knishes

One of the first things I decided upon opening my goodie bag of meats was to try my hand at making knishes with the pound of ground beef it contained. I usually leave the knish-making up to Rob. He…

Green Beans and Penne with Garlic and Yarrow - a recipe for cooking stuff from the lawn Cooking Stuff, Penne, Cheesesteak, Green Beans, Lawn, Garlic, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Meals

Green Beans and Penne with Garlic and Yarrow

I am very lucky to share our yard with neighbours who are seemingly endlessly patient with my plant-loving ways. I’m not sure how many times now I’ve interrupted them getting on with th…

My go-to stir fry recipe - covers all of the basics for whatever you have on hand Recipe Cover, Stir Fry Recipes, Pasta Salad, Fries, Mint, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Crab Pasta Salad, Peppermint

Favourite Stir Fry

I know I promised a lot of recipes with funky mints, and this recipe does contain mint, but not necessarily funky mint, and not necessarily mint, even, but I was making it tonight and thought it re…

Mushroom biscuits and gravy {vegetarian recipe} Vegetarian Biscuits And Gravy, Mushroom Gravy, Palak Paneer, Vegetarian Recipes, Stuffed Mushrooms, Pork, Vegan, Breakfast, Ethnic Recipes

Biscuits ‘n’ Mushroom Gravy

A few days ago, I posted a pic on instagram of the biscuits and gravy leftovers I was eating for my rather late breakfast and my friend, Ash, inquired “Melly!! Do you have a mushroom gravy re…

A vegan take on the southern classic collard greens. Vegan Collard Greens, Southern, Dishes, Eat, Classic, Recipes, Derby, Rezepte, Tablewares

Kickin’, Smokin’ and Vegan “Collard Greens”

#sorrynotsorry for the scare quotes, but we ended up eating two very different versions of this dish twice in one week and my mister and I, being the curious creatures that we are, did a whole lot …