Monthly Archive: November 2018

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Viennese Whirls

I love baking but find that I mostly stick to what I know (i.e. cakes) and rarely venture into the world of biscuits. Part of me worries that there’s more that can go wrong....

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Firecracker Prawns

Two spicy meals in the space of a couple of weeks? Lucky me! Once again, Michael was away with work which meant that I could go crazy with the chilli and make these Firecracker...

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Slow-Cooked Venison Ragù

You may have noticed that I’ve got a bit of comfort food obsession of late, but then again you can hardly blame me at this time of the year. We may have had a...

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Lemongrass Chicken

This dish has had quite a long gestation in my repertoire… It all started many years ago – and I mean many years – when I was out for dinner with friends. As is so...

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Lamb Curry

You may have noticed that this is the first Lamb recipe in my collection, and what a place to start! This slow-cooked curry uses neck fillet, braised in a lightly-spiced tomato sauce for well...

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Spinach, Chard and Courgette Lasagne

I often like to plan a week’s meals in advance. I’ll sit down with my recipe books, websites and a blank sheet of paper and come up with some ideas of what I’d like...

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Chilli Pork Ramen

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that Michael and spicy food do not go well together. As far as I can tell it’s not a flavour issue, it’s a comfort one. Spicy food causes him...

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Chicken, Pancetta & Leek Filo Pie

I admit that there’s not much original about combining chicken, bacon (or in this case pancetta) and mushroom in a pie filling. However, I do think that this succeeds where so many others can...

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Breakfast Pizza

It turns out that I am a total sucker for online advertising. I kept seeing an advert in my Instagram feed for a low-calorie, gluten free pizza dough that was only 39kcal per serving....

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No-Cook Pizza Sauce

For me the tomato sauce on a pizza can be a make or break ingredient. No matter how much effort you go into with the toppings it can all be for nought if you...

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Extra Crispy Fish Pie

As far as I’m concerned you’d have to go a long way to find a dinner more comforting than a homemade Fish Pie. I suspect it’s the combination of a cheesy sauce, mashed potatoes...