Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

      If you’re anything like me, then Cauliflower is a bit of a non-event. Too often, it’s mushy and over cooked and the smell of it boiling away in the kitchen doesn’t do its reputation any favours!   Let me introduce you then to my Lemon and Cauliflower Bake.  This is a lovely […] Read more »

Autumn Casserole

Brown the meat in the marinade

With this recipe, you need to leave all preconceptions about what you think a pork casserole should be like at the door! It contains apples, has a very rich gravy and meat so tender you can eat it with a spoon. However, that’s where any similarities with other casseroles stop. The sumptuous gravy is full of […] Read more »

Steak in a Peppercorn Sauce

Steak in a Peppercorn Sauce

I love this version of Peppered Steak as it’s easy, sooooo delicious and won’t break the bank either. It serves 2 very generously, in fact you could easily get a couple of kids portions on top from the quantities used here. Of course if you’re feeling flush, you can follow the recipe with beef fillet […] Read more »

Gnocchi Tricolori

Gnocchi Tricolori - ready to eat!

      This is one of my favourite Italian dishes because it proves that home cooked food can be fast food. In fact, you can easily make this in less time than it takes to ring for and collect a takeaway. The list of ingredients is pretty short because it relies on flavours which […] Read more »

Jubilee Chicken Millefeuille

Jubilee Chicken Millefeuille

      So here’s my updated take on Coronation Chicken. It looks stunning and, as usual, is pretty easy to put together. The spiced cream filling is sooo delicious (not that I’m biased or anything!). It really complements the chicken and mango, bringing everything together in a very modern interpretation of the classic dish. […] Read more »

Spanish Toadilla!

      This is another deliciously unauthentic dish! I’ve put that it will serve 8, but with accompaniments, you could easily get away with splitting it into 10 or even 12 pieces. The cross between Spanish tortilla (omelette) and Toad in the hole might sounds as unlikely as a Labradoodle but once you’ve tried […] Read more »

Quirky Lasagne

      This recipe was created because I love lasagne but I didn’t love making it. Seriously, every time I did it, I would end up with it taking twice as long as it should and the kitchen would look like a whirlwind had been through it afterwards! So I set about creating a […] Read more »

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Pudding

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Pudding

      This is savoury Bread and Butter Pudding is packed with flavour! It also has the added advantage that the filling is a meal in itself, so you can make the filling one day, eat half and then use the other half to complete the recipe the next day. In the pictures below, […] Read more »

Granny’s Steak and Mushroom Pie

      My Granny’s Steak and Mushroom Pie is a legendary cornerstone of my family’s food history! I’ve eaten it my whole life and it never fails to give a real feeling of comfort and wellbeing. It’s also really easy to do (in spite of the long instructions!) and is another recipe that freezes […] Read more »

Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

      This is a quick version of one of our favourite family meals. It can be easily adapted (see Notes) for those who want more or less spice and is a healthier dish than many curries. And because the chicken is poached in the sauce rather than pan-fried from the beginning, it’s beautifully […] Read more »

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