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Boeuf Bourguignon

If you asked a friend to list off some well-known French dishes I don't think it would take long for them to mention Boeuf Bourguignon, and if they're anything like Michael and I they'll also take…

Lightly Spiced Lamb Kebabs

I don't cook with lamb all that often. Some of that is because it's often expensive and you don't get a lot of meat for your money, but it's mostly because it's something I don't…

Pomegranate Glazed Pork

I plan our meals well in advance  - I love to sit down with cookbooks or look online for inspiration. Sometimes I'll follow a recipe exactly and other times I'll pull together lots of loose…

Pizza Frittata

Every now and then Michael goes out for Afternoon Tea with his colleagues. It's a lovely thing to do, but it inevitably means an afternoon is spent gorging on cakes and sandwiches to accompany a…

Ham and Pesto Pasta Bake

When you have friends round for a casual supper you don't always want to be stuck in the kitchen preparing food. This big, tasty Ham and Pesto Pasta Bake is a great way to get…

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Bulgogi Beef Rice Bowl

Sometimes I plan meals and other times I am guided by what we have in the house. On this occasion an excess of thin-cut steak precipitated the following recipe for Korean-inspired Bulgogi Beef Bowls. I…

Basil & Red Pepper Beef

This is very much inspired by Thai Basil Beef (a.k.a. Pad Gra Prow) but is not something that I would ever want to claim as being even remotely authentic for many reasons. First, and probably…

Bacon, Mushroom and Pesto Pasta

I'm not going to even try and claim that this Bacon, Mushroom and Pesto Pasta recipe is even remotely groundbreaking or indeed complicated, but its simplicity doesn't make it any less tasty or less satisfying.…

Slow Cooked Pork Belly

Pork Belly isn't everyone's cup of tea and I'll glady admit that. I suspect that it's partly due to the ratio of meat to fat (i.e. it has a lot of fat compared to most…

Ham and Leek Potato-topped Pie

It's bloody cold at the moment in the UK. In many ways we're rather fortunate here on the South Coast in that we have no snow and limited issues with ice, so we can still…

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“Stroganoff” Pork Loin

It's a brief post today (as planning for many Christmas parties really kicks in), so apologies in advance. I was going to make a full blown Stroganoff (following my recipe here) but couldn't find any…

Parmesan Pork Chops

Part of our honeymoon was spent on a cruise ship bobbing around the Caribbean - successfully avoiding Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but certainly being aware of their impact on many people and their communities.  It…

Slow-Cooked Barbecue Chilli Pork

  Slow-Cooked Barbecue Chilli Pork I was tempted to call this "Not-Quite-Pulled Pork" on account of the spice rub that's used to bring flavour to the Pork Shoulder Steaks but thought that I'd veered a…

Lamb Kofte

  Lamb Kofte Pretty much every country has its own take on kebabs but there's something particularly satisfying about the Mediterranean version -lightly spiced, minced lamb cooked on a hot griddle and served with a…

Cobb Salad

Salad as a concept is a very flexible thing. There are no rules on what a salad has to contain as far as I am aware - just that it should be served (generally) cold…