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  • Sausage Ragu
    An attempt at re-creating a dish I had when dining with colleagues. It's a long, slow cook time but well worth it!
    Posted 26/10/2018
  • Banana Bread
    Make this a day or so before you need it, if you can, it gets stickier and tastier after baking!
    Posted 29/09/2018
  • Ham & Cheese Toastie
    It feels like a bit of a stretch to call a Ham & Cheese Toastie a recipe, but I don't care
    Posted 22/09/2018
  • Braised greens
    This recipe for greens is a nice way to lift them a bit for variety and make the meal a little bit richer
    Posted 17/09/2018
  • Creamy Chicken
    A tried and tested tasty dish that takes 30 minutes all-in, yes it's rich, but it's a bit of a treat meal!
    Posted 15/09/2018
  • Chicken and Ham Pie
    Another pie recipe, this time Chicken and Ham with some leeks snuck in for good measure
    Posted 10/09/2018
  • Yorkshire Puddings
    An essential accompaniment to the roast dinner, I think there's actually a law that says you can't have one without the other!
    Posted 09/09/2018
  • Ham and Mozarella Panko-crumbed Kievs
    The Chicken Kiev has got a bit of a bad reputation now thanks to the mass-manufactured ones made from formed chicken rather than a whole chicken breast. Once you've had a Kiev that's been made from a breast rather than processed meat, you'll probably never want to go back!
    Posted 02/09/2018
  • Tomato, Mozarella and Basil plated salad
    Another of the sides I roll out when we BBQ, a bit of variety other than a green salad makes a nice change
    Posted 05/08/2018
  • Blueberry and Banana Mini-Muffins
    Gooey, sticky and full of fruit. These mini-muffins disappear into hungry litte ones very quickly!
    Posted 22/07/2018
  • Pork Loin steaks marinated in hoisin, ginger, garlic and chilli
    It's nice to have something different on the BBQ from time to time, a marinade with sugar in it works really well with pork because the sugars in the honey help to carmelise and crisp up the fat on the BBQ
    Posted 01/07/2018
  • Fish Pie
    Fish Pie is such a comfort food, I have to confess that even in the height of summer this is something I'd contemplate eating though perhaps with a salad rather than steamed vegetables
    Posted 29/06/2018
  • Cheese Scones
    Cheese scones are a nice Sunday afternoon treat that takes very little time or effort
    Posted 17/06/2018
  • Braised beef shin with thyme dumplings
    Beef shin is a cheaper cut that needs a long and slow cook to get the most out of it, but after it's had the time, the result is well worth the wait!
    Posted 06/03/2018
  • Beef Stroganoff
    My take on beef stroganoff, made as a mushroom free dish, with Sirloin steak as a happy medium between fillet and rump
    Posted 18/02/2018