The sous chef proposes

I’m just about the happiest woman in the world! As you can see, Ash proposed, and placed the most beautiful antique ring on my finger.

I know this doesn’t have much to do with cooking, or recipes, but bear with me and I’ll share something edible with you too. But before I do, I must share some photos from our weekend away. 

There was the spa cabin, with a gas log fire and a cute kitchen…

Then the delicious mushroom, potato and herb dish he cooked for dinner on our first night, with a fresh green side salad…

‘scuse the lack of focus!

Breakfast proved even further why I should marry the man…

toast, avocado, tomato salsa, grilled asparagus, lemon and mushrooms

(there wasn’t much leftover)

And finally, this is the recipe I’ll share with you. It’s so yummy you’ll have to exercise considerable self-control to stop eating it with a spoon. Ash’s Mum’s peanut satay sauce. Mm-hmm.

Slather it on grilled vegetable kebabs as we did. Use it as an extravagant salad dressing. Thin it out and call it soup. Top steamed vegetables with it like a Pra Ram Long Song. Thicken with extra peanut butter and serve as a dip. Drizzle over a pizza instead of cheese. You name it, it does it, and does it better than you’ve had it done before.

Peanut satay sauce (serves 4)


  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp chicken flavoured stock
  • 165ml coconut milk
  • A handful of chopped coriander
  • 1/2 long red chilli, chopped


  1. Mix, with a spoon, in a bowl. Or shake in a jar. Couldn’t be simpler really!

p.s. I’ve had to re-draw the chocolate giveaway because I wasn’t able to get in contact with Fiona. Jodie Fraser, you’re our new winner! I’ll Facebook you to get your details.

p.p.s. One last photo…


4 thoughts on “The sous chef proposes

    • Thank you!
      Haha good, just make sure there are plenty of hungry mouths to feed – it’s so moreish it’s hard to not eat straight with a spoon if there’s any spare :p

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