This is a prawn recipe...
City Cottage online magazine and newsletter
Why not subscribe?
Our magazine / newsletter is always free and you can never miss any instalments by subscribing. You will also be able to comment on the website, send your recipes and share your experiences too!
Click to register
Cheese making at home
A cheese from Cyprus that is really easy to make. This is one of the basic cheeses of the Lavant, and is most popular in Cyprus, where both Turkish and Greek communities make the cheese in the same way.
Halloumi is a cooked cheese that does not melt, and therefore is excellent in cooking – particular burgers, but is also wonderful eaten cold.
Queso Blanco is a South American cheese similar to the Indian cheese Paneer. It is an excellent cooking cheese.
Cheese making is not a hard job. If you have got the right ingredients and recipe, you can prepare cheese at home quite easily. Here is how to prepare Cotija cheese at home, a really simple Mexican cheese.
Creamy Lancashire is the basic white cheese found all over the world, but particularly in the UK. Cheshire, Caerphilly and Wensleydale are all much the same basic cheese, and gorgeous they are too.
Sausage making at home
There are all kinds of variations you can do for this sausage. Try replacing the horseradish with a teaspoon of English Mustard, or a half a teaspoon of chilli powder.
These hot dog alternatives are great for picnics and children’s lunches. You can vary them by adding any kind of sausage you like.
The fundamental basis for this Irish Sausage is a pork sausage with sage and allspice.
Making your first sausages from scratch – easy and delicious!
Work in the Garden
Normally the time for slippers, cocoa and autumn fires, there’s too much to do in the garden for all that!
Miscanthus is an invasive plant that left to its own devices will grow wild in the garden
Not only is it illegal, it can be quite dangerous to make your own chemicals for the garden. Stay completely organic!
Blight gains a hold of crops in warm moist conditions – typically on a hot day following a shower of rain, and once established it’s very difficult to eradicate, partly because of the speed of infection. If you ignore blight for a day you may well lose your whole crop.
Mushroom and pancetta soup is gorgeous: simple! You will not look for a more luxurious soup. ...more
This Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe is tremendous – medium hot – but you decide how hot you want it to be. it’s a great ...more
Colwick cheese was invented in the 18th century, and is an example of a curd cheese. As it forms in the cheesecloth the cheese ...more
Tiramisu is a real favourite. It is very easy to make and if you make yourself mascarpone it is relatively inexpensive, bar a few ...more
This is a Cuban style dish which combines flavours you wouldn't normally expect - garlic and lime! ...more
This croissant pastry cake is delicious and a real showstopper. Very very tasty. ...more
This recipe was inspired by the famous cones at the Californian restaurant The French Laundry. They are delicate batter baskets with a smoked salmon filling. ...more
A really tasty and amazingly filling, pork and apple plait is a serious winner. ...more