Mrs Portly’s Bloomers

I love turkey and all the assorted trimmings as much as anyone. I even love sprouts. But it is possible to overdose not just on the food but all the Christmas-related recipe features you get at this time of the year.

So I thought I’d share some of my culinary disasters instead, with their remedies where possible. Continue reading

Cheesecake 1 – Mrs Portly 0

Image of rhubarb in a garden

It seemed like such a good idea – a nice creamy cheesecake to contrast with the poached rhubarb fresh from the garden.

The rhubarb was delicious. Roasted gently in its own juices and a liberal sprinkling of sugar, it kept its shape and gave a welcome zing of acidity.

But the cheesecake – what a disaster. Continue reading