As a lone boiled vegetable I’d be lying if I said I loved brussel sprouts. I find them pretty tasteless and bland, however when mixed with a few extra ingredients they somehow transform into a real favourite of mine. You may see this as masking the flavour, however I see it more as enhancing these little green balls into a festive dish that everyone will love and enjoy.
Some of you may have realised by now that I’m quite the peanut butter fan. Mixed with a bit of chocolate and I’m in complete and utter heaven. The combination of the two is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. And whilst I have a fair amount of those on my blog, this one is rather high up on the list. Especially when Reese’s peanut butter cups are involved.
I’m sure many of you are quite unsure about this recipe already. The word Marmite provokes very differing reactions amongst us all. I, quite clearly, sit on the positive side of the fence when it comes to this controversial condiment. In fact, I’d go as far to say that the word Marmite actually fills me with joy. If you don’t like Marmite, then maybe this one’s not for you. Or maybe it is?
The smell of fresh bread, in my opinion, is well up there with some of the best smells in the world. Along with freshly cut grass, newly washed linen and summertime BBQ’s, home cooked bread really is one of the most comforting smells you can find. I’ve always found it fascinating how a single smell can somehow transport us back to a certain memory from our lives. For me, the scent of freshly baked bread reminds me of occasional trips to the local bakery after school with my Mum. Although fresh bread was never mine or my sister’s choice of treat, the smell will always remind me of these times.
One year ago today I posted my very first blog post to Always Make Thyme. I had wanted to start up a food blog for a while, but never really had the confidence. I knew that I loved to cook but I didn’t think that anyone other than me would ever be interested in my recipes or what I had to say about them. Finally I plucked up the courage, paid for my domain and began to set up Always Make Thyme.