I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this blog for 12 years – goodness me. So much has changed in that time. When I began I was a broken-hearted singleton living on a houseboat on the Thames.
My tabletop cooker had to be turned on with a pair of pliers…
Now I am a landlubber and engaged – oh yes, I have a fiancé my dears, I am betrothed!
I’ve written 2 cookbooks in those 12 years too
and learned how to bake bread
and make mustard with my nephew’s beer.
To celebrate 12 years, I’ve had a think about my 12 favourite movie star recipes. Here we go.
Best for a weekday dinner with friends – Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in White Wine`
Best side dish ever – Vincent Price’s Mexican Creamed Corn
Most fun weekend din dins – David Bowie’s Shabu-Shabu
Best cake – Irene Dunne’s Vinegar Chocolate Cake
Best fish recipe – Sophia Loren’s Fished Baked in Beef Stock
Best canapé – Joan Crawford’s Salami Sandwiches
Best extravagant recipe – Ross Martin’s Beef in Anchovy Cream
Best breakfast recipe – Natalie Wood’s Huevos Rancheros
Best soup – Bette Davis’ Split Pea Soup
Weirdest recipe – William Holden’s Lime Gelatine with Carrots, Olives and Nuts
Most sinful recipe – Hal Linden’s Mustard Cheese Loaf
Best Christmas recipe – Corinne Griffith’s Edna’s Christmas Pudding
When my blog was 10 years old, I chose my favourite FIFTY recipes so if you want to see more, have a look at this blog post…
…and if you are interested in my very first blog post you can check it out here…
Wasn’t I feeling sorry for myself?!
Even though I started writing the blog on the 14th May, I didn’t actually start cooking until the 21st May. I may cook the very first recipe I made again this weekend to celebrate 12 years. So look out for Bette Davis’ Boston Baked Beans, if I can find any fat salt pork…
Thanks to the folks at Chowhound for this fab pic of Bette and a beanpot!