All posts tagged: easy cooking


What’s for breakfast? This is probably the most simplest recipe I have put on Twistedvines, but one of my traditional favourites. Curried egg on toast. What better way to start the day, no fuss and nothing too fancy! Recipe: Curried Egg on toast 2 boiled eggs, peeled and smashed 1 teaspoon Keens curry powder 2 teaspoons mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste Place a small pot of cold water on stove, place two eggs in water just covered, when water is brought to boil leave for 2 minutes, turn off heat and leave to cool. When eggs are cool, peel and smash with a fork, add curry powder and mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Slice two thick pieces of bread, (no grain) and toast. All done, breakfast is served. Jazz it up by adding a little watercress and make a lunchtime sandwich. Enjoy! Yvette…x

Autumn Holidays

Busy days of late.  Autumn term break starts at the end of this week, and looking forward to time spent with ‘calmer’ days around home, behind the camera, and in the kitchen. Joining forces with my sister to prepare this morning tea: Fresh home made sushi, spring vegetable rolls, deep fried feta stuffed olives sticks, curried egg, honey leg ham and mustard tiered sandwiches, home made curried puffs, cream corn and tuna vol au vents, mascarpone, sun dried tomato and basil pesto pin wheels. Have a great week, Yvette…x

Baked Banana Cheesecake

How wonderful to share with you my friends, what a lovely day it’s been today. A few rays of Autumn sunshine, although the air is crisp and cool, a little home-style baking,  time to write and hear back from a friend via e-mail and an afternoon ‘happy moment’ with my sister with  coffee and a slice of this baked banana cheesecake. ‘Happy Moment’ a small indulgence while on the Slimmer Mediterranean Diet This baked banana cheesecake, sort of just came together while out shopping, I had decided not to through away those forgotten bananas before not attempting to bake something with them. In my mind, was my favourite banana bread recipe, but while out I picked up one (I have too many!!) of my monthly cooking magazines. And wow! just what I needed a seasonal special on baking with banana’s. Chocolate & Banana French toasties;Banana & Apple friands; Beef vindaloo with coconut & banana sambal; Banoffee trifle; Spiced banana tarte tatin…but I had to use those over ripen banana’s and the recipe to win me …

A golden egg

My Easter parade has been full of chocolate eggs, chocolate and ooooh some more chocolate, so I thought I might take a break and do a couple (maybe one, as it’s Wednesday)  recipes away from the chocolate. I’m always on the look out of mix and matching some of my favourites together, or maybe and ‘old’ fashioned recipe given a little bit of a face lift and ‘new life’ on the plate. Here it is, the humble boiled egg. Side by side with one of my favourite salads.. Read on to see the recipe…

Strawberries my love…

Seasonal flavours from the earth…. The sweet temptation of fresh strawberries. Nothing fancy involved, just pineapple jelly, blueberries and strawberries, vanilla ice cream sprinkled with white chocolate and coconut mixed topping. Served in parfait glasses. Mix 250ml of boiling water with the jelly, pour into serving glasses, insert fresh chopped strawberries and blueberries and leave to set overnight. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with melted white chocolate buds and shredded coconut. Sweet temptations! Did you know?? Strawberries are the only fruitwith their seeds on the outside! A strawberry treat. Enjoy! Yvette…x