Monthly Archive: December 2018

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Beef Stroganoff

You can always tell when the seasons are changing as the food I cook quickly follows suit. It might still be sunny and almost approaching “warm” during the day, but the nights are drawing...

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S’mores Brownies

For me S’mores are even more American than apple pie. I know I’m misusing the idiom a little bit here but you just don’t see them anything like as much in the UK. I...

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Lighter Dauphinoise Potatoes

There are few side dishes that feel as indulgent as Dauphinoise Potatoes, let’s face it. They tick pretty much every box. A crisp golden crust? Check. Tender slices of perfectly cooked potato? All present...

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Prosciutto Pork Loin with Salsa Verde

I think I’ve sufficiently sung the praises of Pork Fillet (Tenderloin) in the past. It’s such a wonderful cut of meat that tastes great and can be used in so many different ways. Much...

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Salsa Verde

How often have you been on holiday and found that your dinner is accompanied by the most amazing sauce? This Salsa Verde is absolutely one of those! It draws on its Italian heritage to bring...

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Griddled Lamb with Quinoa Greek Salad

Whilst a lot of my posts of late have been focused on comfort food I sometimes need a little break! As much as I enjoy big, wholesome dinners there are still some evenings when I...

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Maple & Pecan Flapjacks

Sunday afternoons are just made for baking, even when you don’t know what you’re going to end up with. Indeed, these flapjacks were very much a last minute creation. I had planned on making...

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Rosemary & Lemon Chicken Risotto

There’s one rule in our house when it comes to making dinner: If in doubt, cook a risotto. I am confident that we will always the ingredients in the cupboard to make a perfectly...

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Monkfish and Prawn Curry

I’ve deliberately avoiding giving this delicately spiced Monkfish and Prawn Curry a geographic moniker. It’s partly for the inevitable fear that I’ll cause offence – something many cooks do on a regular basis. Though...

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Toad in the Hole

I’ve heard it said in the past that everything tastes better when it’s covered in batter. In many ways that’s not too far from the truth… Fish and Chips. Tempura Prawns. Deep-fried Ice Cream. All...