THE SINGING COOK - a celebration of all things delicious


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WILD GARLIC BUTTER

Sometimes it's the simplest, tiniest things that can make the biggest difference. You know, those sudden 'aha moments' when you realize that something you'd been taking for granted suddenly has the the power to totally change the game.

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A START OF SPRING CAKE

Don't you just love daffodils?...  In my garden they  just came out and are all bobbing about the wind.

They kind of feel like dancing yellow trumpets... heralding the coming of spring.

Inspired by these magical flowers…

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FOOLISH THINGS

April fools day is just passed and totally unrelated to this (I'm being honest here) I discovered 1) a bag of frozen gooseberries at the back of my freezer which needed to be eaten 2)  a tub of almost-over-it's…

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'GOING ON AN ADVENTURE' COOKIES

Two things have coincided in my life recently.

One has been a spate of clear blue sky perfect sunshine days. Admittedly they have been at temperatures of minus 6 or less but hey, with a woolly hat on…

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CHINESE POTSTICKER DUMPLINGS

It's Chinese New Year today so what better time to share this recipe for a vegetarian version of potsticker dumplings!

These little parcels of yummy-ness are found all over Asia and are very popular especially at this time…

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BRANDYSNAP ROSES

This is just a short post but I had to share this discovery with you all!

It all started because I was experimenting last week with trying to suss out how to make the perfect panna cotta. I'm…

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FIRE FOOD

I don’t know about you, but it’s been pretty stormy where we live recently. 
Stormy as in, kind of quite large logs and branches falling from the heavens and crash landing in our garden. 

Luckily, no damage was…

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BEETROOT SPAGHETTI

...WITH WALNUT MINCE, TOMATO SAUCE AND BASIL OIL

Happy New Year dear readers! 

Now, I don’t know about you but while I gave up making ‘New Year Resolution’s’ years ago, there is still something about the start…

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A RECIPE FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS

 

Wouldn't that be great?

A recipe for  a 'Happy Christmas'?...

Or forget about Christmas... what about a simple recipe for Happiness-full-stop?

Now that would really be cooking at its best.

 

But…

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GOING CRACKERS

Guys, these have to the cheesiest ever crackers! I'm talking mouse heaven!

(Although...it has to be said that the mice I have met in my life were more partial to baby bean shoots in my vegetable plot, than…

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about this blog

A long time ago I had a beautiful friend who was an amazing singer and also, a fantastic cook. I remember her telling me that singing and cooking go together. At that time in my life,  while I knew I could sing, I didn't yet know that I could cook. ...

Many years later, I discovered that, yes... I could cook and not only that, but it was a great source of joy and a wonderful compliment to the process of song writing and composition.

In the gentle rhythm of chopping or mixing,  tasting and stirring,  a space seems to be  created where ideas bubble up from a deeper source; where lyrics suddenly flow and ideas spring up from nowhere.

This blog collection started off as a present for a dear friend - just for fun. For a while it remained secret, it's presence known to only a few while I experimented to see whether I might be able to write recipes and make photos! Now,  I've decided to share this celebration of 'all things delicious' with you all and hope you enjoy! 

A bit like my own music it doesn't really adhere to any particular 'genre'.  It's simply a log of things I like and have fun with.  Inspired in part by the things going on in my garden, the movement of the seasons and my newfound love of photography, I really have no idea where it will go. However,  like the creative process that governs everything else in my life, including my cooking, the path will be revealed.

Enjoy!


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song of the moment

I woke up one morning to see tiny dewdrops glistening on the flowers in my snowy garden. What better song to match this moment than 'dewdrops fall' - enjoy!

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photos of the moment

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From a tiny dew covered bud shivering in the snow, to a fully opened princess... here, my crocus lotus!