Moroccan lamb stew: a sweet and sour delight

Hello dear reader, You may remember a couple of weeks ago my recipe for that quintessential taste of Morocco, the spice blend Ras-el-hanout.   The warming spices are wonderful to heat you up on a cold day and to ward off winter bugs.  Today is a recipe for a Moroccan lamb stew using that spice blend….

Gingerbread, Bramble and Lemon Trifle

Hello Dear Reader, You will remember earlier in the week I shared my recipe for homemade Gingerbread Ice-cream which used the crispy edges cut off the gingerbread cake.  Now you know – never throw away those crisp edges – use them to make ice-cream! Today’s recipe uses the main part of that gingerbread cake, as the…

Is your oven ready for Christmas? OXO oven thermometer review

Hello dear reader, Is your oven in tip-top shape and ready for all the Christmas cooking that is about to hit it? Most thermostats on ovens are not exact, meaning the oven heats cooler or hotter than the temperature you have set it to.  Anyone who uses their oven regularly will have a rough idea…

Blogiversary and edible Christmas gifts

Hello dear reader, Drum roll please with accompanying fanfare! Vohn’s Vittles is one year old today! It has been such an amazing year and I have enjoyed every minute of sharing my foodie exploits with you. My first ever foodie blog post, on 18th December 2012, was for Spiced Plum Chutney which I made as a…

Gingerbread Ice-cream

Hello dear reader, Yesterday I shared my new recipe for a softer version of a gingerbread biscuit.  You can see the recipe and my crazy gingerbread reindeer, traditional gingerbread man and Scottish gingerbread man complete with little kilt here. One of my reasons for creating that recipe was that I was looking for a gingerbread cake…