If you are feeling a pinch in your tootsies, and your nose is a bit Rudolph-like, you need to get cooking so you fill your house with inviting smells and draw everyone into the warm kitchen to sup, sip and be merry.
Here you go then, some ideas to warm you up:
These are outrageously popular – and why shouldn’t they be, all gorgeously golden and crusty (and full of goodness!).
No, this is not something you roll up, but certainly something you roll up to! Little crispy-topped smoked fish pies that a 3 year-old could put together (well, if the ingredients were made of playdough, but you get the idea).
Pastry in summer? Nah, I usually suffer the guilts, but in winter, bring it on. I need those calories to fire my engine and keep me warm head to toe. This, by the way (or BTW in modern speak), is my best-ever chicken pie recipe.
Oh Lordy! One of life’s delicious moments. You’ve got to try this.
This may sound a little ho-hum, but it is anything but. Simple, yes, calling for not much more than a bag of frozen peas, it’s thick, warming, intriguing, with layers of flavour, and CHEAP to make.
This just goes to show that good old-fashioned cooking can’t be beat. A simple ingredient like barley so easily makes a fab mid-week winter main course. Do it!
This will bring them running. Whole oats, coconut and almonds on top of tender fruit, the sweetness offset with a gingery zing.
Tootsies, footsies, foot-fingers, pegs, toe-pegs all equal toes …HaHa!