Why I Love Waitrose

Last week I purchased a potted basil plant at Waitrose. A few days later, as the sun streamed through the kitchen window and warmed the plant, a cloud of gnats began to populate the air. And the windowsill. The fruit bowl. Flying and falling into mugs of tea and mugs of coffee and glasses of…

URL Change

Effective 17 November 2016, the URL address of this blog reverts to miskcooks.wordpress.com   If you wish to continue following Misk Cooks, please click the “Follow” option to receive future updates on this page. Thank you.   Misky

Autumn Colours

It’s autumn and the colours are alive! The weather is trending toward cool, rain is frequent, the scent of apples fill the air, and leaves crunch underfoot. What’s your favourite part of autumn?

Kuekenhof Gardens, Holland – A Photo Journal

On our way back home from Denmark in April, we stopped off to visit Kuekenhof Gardens in Holland. Kuekenhof is open to the public for 8-weeks every spring. The gardens are an open-air display for Holland’s best bulb producers, who spend most of the year when the park is closed to the public refining their…

Wordsmith’s Photo Prompt: Week 16 May

The Wordsmith Studios Photo Prompt this week is “Drink Up!” and here’s my response to Rebecca’s challenge. To join the photo fun, pop over to Wordsmith’s Studios and introduce yourself.   Iced water with a slice of lemon, lotus candleholders and a silver vase with Bleeding Hearts. .. Content and photos © Misky 2013. Please…

A Look Inside Your Cupboards

Here’s something just for the fun of it! Play along if you wish or just read the comments. My cupboards are filled with basic ingredients, very few packaged convenience food, lots of flour, lots of ground coffee and tea, several bottles of olive oil, dried fruits and massive amounts of nuts and seeds, oatmeal, cornflakes,…

Why Do We Peel Portobello Mushrooms?

Well, it beats me. I don’t know why. Facts are facts though, and every chef on telly peels their Portobello mushrooms. Even Jamie peels his. The contestants on Master Chef do, too. So I decided to try it both ways. One peeled, and the other not. Same ingredients. Both on the same tray, baked at…