Making Pesto

Making Pesto

Since getting my Vitamix, one of the things I’ve regularly enjoyed making is pesto. Pesto is a typically green sauce, originating from Genoa in Italy. It traditionally contains pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, basil and olive oil. In the past, all the ingredients were crushed…

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

For the majority of my blog posts, I focus on how I successfully do things. This one is a little bit different. Sometimes things don’t quite go to plan or work out how you imagine them to and you have to think on your feet…

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

As it is the 1st of January today, I thought I would write down and share some New Year goals for myself and my blog. I’m going to set myself 3 challenges that I want to complete this year. They are all things I’ve been…

Cooking in an Unfamiliar Environment

Cooking in an Unfamiliar Environment

Last week I went away for yet another training camp in Mallorca. Only this time it was slightly different. For the first time in my 10 years of being on the British Cycling Paracycling Squad, we went self-catering. Now I love cooking, and in many…

Middle Eastern Cookery Lesson

Middle Eastern Cookery Lesson

The other week I finally got round to using up the rest of my The Cheshire Cookery School vouchers Neil got me for Christmas by going along to a Middle Eastern cookery class. I was really excited for this one after having such a positive…

Making Soup

Making Soup

A bowl of soup can make a healthy and nourishing lunch or light meal option. However it can also take a long time to make from scratch and involves many steps. Soup is great on cold winter days, especially if you have been out training…

Indian Cookery Course with the RNIB

Indian Cookery Course with the RNIB

Last weekend I went along to an exciting new project launched by some volunteers as part of the RNIB, a charity aimed at supporting people living with sight loss. It was an Indian cookery lesson, run by a lady called Kim Jaye, who like myself…

Fishbox

Fishbox

A while back now I wrote a post about how I handle and prepare fish and my frustrations and limitations with it. I still have many of these restrictions, but I have discovered an exciting new way of trying different and new fish and increasing…

Getting To Grips With My Vitamix

Getting To Grips With My Vitamix

I’ve had my Vitamix for just over one month now and I can honestly say i’m in love. I’ve used it for so much that I don’t know what I would do without it. I used to say I don’t understand all these people that…

My Kitchen Struggles

My Kitchen Struggles

I’m writing this post for a couple of reasons really. Firstly to highlight and share some of the struggles I face in the kitchen when not being able to see, and secondly to see if anyone has any tips or advice on how to overcome…

Classic Cooking Mishaps

Classic Cooking Mishaps

A lot of what I have written about on this blog focuses on how I successfully cope in the kitchen without sight. However, it would be wrong of me to pretend that it is easy, simple and that it never goes wrong. There is always…

Vitamix

Vitamix

It seems that the older you get, the harder it becomes to think of present suggestions for other people to get you on your birthday. Each year I get older, I dread the task of having to think of new ideas and things I need.…