Bobbins' Kitchen

Yummy bits and bobs from my kitchen!

Heidi Pie

OK, so I really do not know the origins of Heidi Pie. It is something that I had made with my Mum years ago – She had mentioned it in … Continue reading

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Top Ten Food Finds in Bristol (…So Far)

    Bristol and my home town of Bath may only be 15 minutes apart on the train, but the two cities are so separate when it comes to their … Continue reading

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Warming French Lentil Casserole and dumplings (Vegan Friendly And Hygge!!!)

The other day I was reading about the idea of “Hygge” in Danish culture. It’s an idea that seems to have got quite a following lately, but isn’t really anything … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Shakshuka vs Menemen Vs Huevos Rancheros. What’s The Difference?

The other day a friend posted a photo of her breakfast that she had just made.I instantly got hunger pangs. “Now I want shakshuka. ^_^ mmmmm!” I told her. A … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Favorite Vegan Sandwich: Coronation Chickpea

Coronation chicken isn’t the most sophisticated of food stuffs- it was invented in 1950’s Britain way back before people had access to cosmopolitan food choices. Pasta, pizza, curries and other … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheapskate Bistro Cooking: Zesty Summer Shrimp Spaghetti (Paired With Courgette Salad And Craft IPA!)

I love bistro style food. I also like getting a good deal: I really am a bargain hunter. You’ll rarely find me in a luxury food shop because during my … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Is The Year Of The Pulse! Top 5 Pulse Dishes

Beans and pulses are an ancient source of nutrition that have existed in some form since before the continents as we know them formed. They are the basis for a … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to work Gluten Free Pastry- A Classic Pastry Chef’s Nemasis

For my tried and tested gluten free pastry recipe, scroll to the bottom of the page.     The restaurant I currently work at has an ethos of providing options … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spring Pea and Feta Quiche

Did you know that the Kellogg brand recently launched a line of crustless breakfast quiches? It’s not something I’d ever thought of as a health food particularly; when working at … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Porter Knows Best- A source of inspiration

Sometimes it’s not always the person at the top who gives you the best ideas or inspiration. As it was coming up to my break today, my mind turned towards … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

In defence of eating beans on toast and that

    Eggy bread (along with macaroni cheese, beans on toast, tortilla chips and salsa, Ramen and a load more super simple foods) is one of my favourite things to … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Newcastle, a new foodie hotspot in the UK?

A couple of weeks ago, an old Geordie mate got in touch to let me know that I was missing out… big time. Apparently Newcastle upon Tyne is fast becoming … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kanten- Edible Art

I have a new thing that I want to master, and that is Kanten jellies. Since my head chef bought a pack of agar jelly for us to experiment with … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Best Things In Life Are Freegan… #wastenot

Freegans and Skip divers enjoy the free things in life, but it’s not just about getting a free meal. As someone who works in the food industry, food waste and … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

For The Love Of Food!

With a food education system that is more than a little bit lacking, where can we find a love of food? At school I had a handful of compulsory “food … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kitchen Tip: Posh Up Your Cheese On Toast

Rather than doing plain cheese on toast, make that quick, easy meal feel a bit special (but just as quick and easy) by replacing your cheddar and sliced white with … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Accidentally Bought VEGAN Frozen Yoghurt Instead Of Ice Cream!!!

… And it turns out that vegan frozen yoghurt ticks all the boxes! While at the shops yesterday I had a real hankering for some coconut ice cream. I’ve had … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brioche Buns

My cousin and I used to have this idea of opening a cute, independent bakery together. Sadly we live at opposite sides of the country now, so that probably isn’t … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Bath Brew House Does The Great Bath Feast

It isn’t every day that you come across a menu themed around an apparently arbitrary date… …But an ‘October 8th’ themed menu was exactly what guests found tucked into their … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Left My Five Star Chef Job To Serve Hotdogs To The Public

…and I’ve never been happier! In spring this year, I thought I’d got my big break. Only a year after leaving uni I was offered a chef job at a … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Danish Sandwich That GiveSmorre: Smørrebrød

(Recipes coming soon! top row, from left to right: Egg and red onion, King prawn and Avocardo, Pickled herring salad, beetroot gravidlax and horseraddish.) In Scandinavia earlier this year I … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit: A Meat Eaters Verdict

(Recipe comming soon!)Since I was a kid, I’ve always liked the idea of being a vegetarian, but growing up in a meat eating family, my weak will prevailed and my … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 Diet “Don’ts” That Need a Rethink

Some food groups have an unwaveringly bad reputation among the nutritionally minded among us. This means that in a bid to be healthy, some will turn to exclusion diets, removing … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cheese and onion quiches.

(This recipe is part of my Vegetarian Series. See here for more!) These mini quiches look pretty sophistocated but using ready made filo pastry makes them supprisingly easy. Sure, you could … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women – get OUT of the kitchen!

The proffessional kitchen is fast pased, hard phisical work and can be brimming with banter, but does this mean that its destined to be a bit of a boys club? … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fragrant chickpea and spinach samosas (vegan friendly)

(This recipe is part of my Vegetarian Series. See here for more!) These samosas are great served hot or cold, along with rita, mango chutney and indian pickle. That’s how I … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Crispy samosa or wonton wrappers (vegan friendly)

(This recipe is part of my Vegetarian Series. See here for more!) These wrappers really aren’t as difficult as you might imagine, and people seem really impressed when you can whip up your … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gourmet beetroot and goats cheese stackers.

Beetroot is a vegetable which has come in to culinary fashion lately. Maybe its because of the deep earthy flavours, or maybe its because of its zingy bright colours – … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vegan roasted sweet pepper soup with giant garlic croutons

This recipe is nutritious, surprisingly filling and has a real kick to it. It’s great to whip up if you’re having a lean money month, and the great thing? It can be … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vegging out: what’s in a vegetarian diet?

Last week I spent a session working in a vegetarian restaurant. Donning my LEATHER Dr Martens (sorry, these genuinely are the only protective kitchen shoes I have at the mo) … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

easy hot and spicy caramelised pineapple

This is a recipe that, thanks to my love of tropical fruit and his love of hot spicy ginger, my dad used to make for me when I was a … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fragrant cumin potatoes

These cumin potatoes are similar to the sort of roasts that you would have with a sunday dinner, however the fragrant cumin seeds give a hint of Indian cooking. Let’s just … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crispy Mongolian Lamb

I first had this at a Chinese restaurant when I was around thirteen years old. Since then I haven’t seen it on a restaurant menu anywhere – so disappointing as … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Croque-monsieur? Oui Monsieur!

I had this for the first time on a trip to Paris last year, and absolutely loved it. I thought it was a shame that cafes in the UK don’t serve … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Béchamel Sauce

Béchamel sauce is a basic, white sauce that can be used as a base for many more complex sauces and recipes. It, for example, can be used as a simple … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Huevos Rancheros

This has got to be my favourite thing to eat for breakfast – it’s full of flavour and has plenty of veggies to give you a good start to the … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Baby Girl: A fresh and fruity cocktail.

This is a cocktail that I invented for goodbye drinks with two amazing friends, and (maybe after a little too much) we christened it “Baby Girl”. It’s got two layers, … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

10 national breakfasts feeling the crunch… the captain crunch that is!

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Boiled or fried… no? Rancheros or soy braised maybe?     Even though 93% of Americans believe that it is the … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Orange Hot Chocolate Fondant Cakes

PREP TIME: 8-10 minutes COOK TIME:10 minutes DIFFICULTY: easy SERVES:2 (or 1 if your having one of those days) INGREDIENTS: 100g dark chocolate (i used 50% noire) 30g butter 1 … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Honey Oat Buns

An ever so slightly sweet, rustic style bread buns which are a great way to gourmet up your burgers- and surprisingly easy to make! PREP TIME: 15 (plus an hour time … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Zesty Butter Seafood Spaghetti

PREP TIME:15 minutes COOK TIME: 25 minutes DIFFICULTY: moderate SERVES:4 INGREDIENTS: 50g butter 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, grated 2 tbsp olive oil 250g spaghetti 200g salmon Fillet, chopped … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Market my words, it’s the best way to shop.

Maybe I’ve been watching too many Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal programmes, or maybe I don’t have enough to worry about, but lately I’ve been thinking about my (and the British public’s) dependency on … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vegan Thai Butternut Curry

PREP TIME:10 mins         COOK TIME: 15-20 mins Like so many people, I am on a mission to get healthy, so lately I’ve been making an effort not … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment