Fixing up the archive counts in Orchard
Orchard (the CMS I use for this blog) is generally awesome but it does have some foibles here and there; mis-counting blog posts is one of them!
recent cooking blog posts
Ham & Cheese Toastie
It feels like a bit of a stretch to call a Ham & Cheese Toastie a recipe, but I don't care
This recipe for greens is a nice way to lift them a bit for variety and make the meal a little bit richer
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!
Chicken and Ham Pie
Another pie recipe, this time Chicken and Ham with some leeks snuck in for good measure
An essential accompaniment to the roast dinner, I think there's actually a law that says you can't have one without the other!
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!
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
Cheese scones are a nice Sunday afternoon treat that takes very little time or effort
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!
My take on beef stroganoff, made as a mushroom free dish, with Sirloin steak as a happy medium between fillet and rump
Sea Bass parcels with asian flavours
This recipe is based on one by Donal Skehan, tweaked to account for what I had in the fridge and rustled up solely on the desire to use some Sea Bass fillets I had, but not to go for my usual 'go to' choice of serving it with a fresh mango salsa. It also has the bonus of being super quick to cook and the parcels keep the amount of washing up down, win/win!