Sprout, chicken and pecrorino winter salad (M&S recipe) - perfect for post-Christmas as it's light but also would be ideal for using leftover turkey, cheese, nuts and sprouts.
I challenged myself to find 200 new (to me) beers in 2014 – this is my round up of my favourite beers, brewers and venues from the 266 beers I tried.
Perfect for an autumn weekend, this Sri Lankan curry is usually made with beef or fish – both are brilliant, but I found pork cheeks at the butchers so that’s the version here. I’ve tweaked it a bit, mostly because I don’t seem to be able to slow cook anything at the moment without adding […]
Two things coincided to make me tackle a simplified version of this Italian classic – it featured on the brilliant Jamie’s Comfort Food and a box of lovely SO Organic goodies arrived from Sainsbury’s for me to try including arborio rice, Pinot Grigio and Balsamic vinegar. So I was all set for a saffron risotto […]
I’ve been wanted to try this out for ages – the theory is that the buttermilk tenderises the chicken and then acts as the base for the crispy coating It’s a really easy recipe – to be honest, it was only finding the buttermilk that proved to be difficult. I finally found some in one of the […]
I’ve no idea how to do this authentically – this is a made-up version based on the idea that I sort-of knew what it should look like. Tastes pretty good :) It’s a quick tea – even quicker if you have a bit of leftover tomato sauce or chilli that you can just add to […]
Presented with three key ingredients – a whole chicken, a bag of carrots and a couple of pounds of Maris Pipers – it would be easy to go for the obvious. And I do love a mid-week roast. But I’ve been challenged* to come up with something a little different so I’m going for lighter […]
It’s past the season for casseroles really, but with its chorizo, lemon and parsley this stew is light enough for a long sunny evening. And there are few dishes which aren’t improved by the addition of some fried chorizo. There are only a few main ingredients and minimal preparation required. Start with the cubed beef – put […]
They say ginger’s good for the digestion – so here’s a cake that’s both a sweet treat and an antidote to a bit of seasonal over-indulgence! It’s darkly sticky from the treacle and if you make it in advance, it’s even better after a few days – richer and stickier if you wrap it in […]
I always try to eat savoury then sweet pancakes on pancake day – so, cannelloni made with pancakes instead of pasta. These are dead simple to make. Starting with making two pancakes per person – Delia’s is a winner. Make up a ragu or bolognese sauce – or make sure there’s some in the freezer. […]
Last year I started using the Untappd (drink socially) app to track the beers I drank. I covered most of the familiar, usual brews that I drank so for 2013 set myself a new challenge – to try 200 new beers in the year. Unlike many (all) of the other New Year resolutions that I’ve […]