Lamb Neck Stew

This was so easy and really what you need when you want warming comfort food. What you will need: 2 lamb neck chops, cut in half Plain flour Olive oil 3 onions, peeled and cut into wedges 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into four or six depending on the size 6 garlic cloves Salt and pepper Fresh rosemary 6-8 small potatoes, cut in half Stock – I used vegetable Firstly, when I bought my lamb neck it turned out that getting British lamb Read more

Chocolate and Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

I have had a request for this recipe but unfortunately I haven’t made it since I started blogging so I have no pictures to go with it! My apologies.  What you will need: 220g Brioche Butter for spreading 50g dark chocolate chips 1 egg 2 egg yolks 3 tbsp caster sugar 410g can light evaporated milk Firstly, cut the brioche into thin slices and butter each slice on one side. Place a layer of brioche (butter side down) into an ovenproof Read more

Anzac Biscuits and Chocolate Nut Biscuits

What a week! I felt like I’d earned a good baking session. The following two recipes are really easy and truly yummy. Anzac Biscuits Yes perhaps I am a bit premature for Anzac day but nonetheless, they are a deliciously oaty crunchy cookie. What you will need: 100g rolled oats 140g plain flour 100g unrefined light brown sugar 45g flaked coconut 110g unsalted butter 2tbsp golden syrup ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 1tbsp hot water Preheat Read more

The Handmade Burger Co. at Leicester

There are lots and lots (too many if anything) of burgers and burger chains. How does one choose? The Handmade Burger Co. has just five branches in the UK: Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Solihull and Aberdeen. The reason I'm telling you where they are is because if you happen to be in any of these places, you must go. There were flavour combinations that I would never have considered in a burger and I am so glad I tried the, 'Milano', which Read more

Potatoes and Tomatoes

I have discovered that adding any kind of vinegar, a bit of oil, salt and pepper and sometimes a herb or two with a load of tomatoes, then roasted is one of the most delicious ways I have ever eaten the humble tomato. I have also discovered the "healthier" potato dauphinoise which still manages to fill the hole created when craving a starchy meal. I fry the potatoes before layering them with onions or bacon or cheese or any combination of these! Read more

Nigel Slater – Tender Volume 1

I bought Tender a few weeks ago thinking it looks like a nice big fat book full of interesting recipes. I was so wrong, it is so much more than that. It's one of the best cookery books I own. If there is a vegetable he has not included in some form or other, I can't spot it. I have always thought I don't like certain vegetables, I was so wrong about this too. I now have a new love affair with vegetables and there isn't a single one I would overlook. Read more

Levi Roots Jamaican Pot Roast

I certainly saw Levi Roots putting music into his food! At the recent show, we were treated to several performances including the Reggae Reggae song! He cooked mackeral with green bananas and ended up putting three scotch bonnet peppers in - at least 100,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale each. I don't think I'll be putting that many in. It filled the room with the smell of the Caribbean - allspice, peppers, garlic. Wanting to try it for myself, I Read more