Sunday, June 10, 2018


Sloane Taylor has created another cookbook for the real cooks out there. It's not for the chefs or the followers of the more esoteric recipes that use expensive and difficult to source ingredients.

DATE NIGHT DINNERS is a cookbook that any sweetie or cuddlepuss can follow to produce a tasty, simple meal for two. The concept is for full dinners including meat and vegetables i.e. not just a one-off recipe, and Sloane also makes suggestions for appropriate wines and uses for the leftovers i.e. this book is practical.

It is simple and uncomplicated and is very much a man's book in that most of the recipes are meaty and satisfying. The best part is that Sloane gives buying hints and explanations about ingredients throughout and at the end of the book there are conversion tables for both measurements and temperatures for those of us using a metric system.

I recommend this book for those seeking a solution to the never-ending question: what can I cook that is easy to make but looks super-effective? There is something here for everyone. Enjoy!

Friday, February 2, 2018


We got together for Valentine's Day and devised a bunch of sweet treats for your sweeties:

Sweet things from all over the world: