Tessie O’Shea’s Fishcake

Tessie O’Shea’s Fishcake

Corinna and Cathy are GOOD SPORTS when they come round to my house for dinner. They probably know that something weird is going to be served up. Gourmet food Tessie’s fishcake was not. Fishcake singular you note, even though it serves four. Basically, you make a...
Tessie O’Shea’s Just Discovered Tinned Soup

Tessie O’Shea’s Just Discovered Tinned Soup

I hate to waste food as much as the next hippie, but in the case of Tessie’s soup I had to make an exception. Her way of pimping up a can of condensed soup is slightly bonkers but at its heart, sensible. Add some garlic salt, chicken stock cubes, salt and pepper...
Tessie O’Shea’s Chez Tuna Fish

Tessie O’Shea’s Chez Tuna Fish

Tessie loves language. By which I mean she likes to play around with it. Her recipe titles often include shortened words. For example, in the Butt-Chive Cheese Shrimp recipe, Butt is short for butter. Behold the Butt-Chive Cheese Shrimp! Gar-mar Mayonnaise is...
Tessie O’Shea’s Egg Juice

Tessie O’Shea’s Egg Juice

It’s not a very appetising recipe title is it? At the beginning of this year, I pledged to make one thing a month from the Tessie O’Shea Slimming Cookbook and I am a bit behind, so expect TWO slightly weird dishes from Tessie’s 1970s kitchen this...
Tessie O’Shea Butt-Chive Cheese Shrimps

Tessie O’Shea Butt-Chive Cheese Shrimps

Yep, you read that right! Butt-chive! It’s time for February’s Tessie O’Shea recipe. It’s from chapter 2 of her brilliant Slimming Cookbook in the Hors D’Oeuvre and Snacks section Naturally I chose it because of the recipe title. Tessie...
Tessie O’Shea’s Slimming Breakfast

Tessie O’Shea’s Slimming Breakfast

Some foodie chums over on Twitter issued a cooking challenge at the end of last year. Select a mad cookbook and make stuff from it throughout 2019. My choice is the Tessie O’Shea’s Slimming Cookbook. There are several reasons behind my selection… 1...
Tessie O’Shea’s Creamed Almond Chick

Tessie O’Shea’s Creamed Almond Chick

It was a special night at the Palace of Solitude tonight – I had two lovely dinner guests.  Two of my very favourite people and what is more, two people who live within spitting distance of my flat.  How lovely to have such friends on my doorstep who can...

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