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  • 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
  • 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!
    Posted 24/01/2018
  • Five Cheese Macaroni Cheese
    What's better than Macaroni Cheese? Macaroni Cheese with five different cheeses in it!
    Posted 06/12/2017
  • Potatoes Dauphinoise
    If roast potatoes aren't tickling my fancy, this creamy, garlicky dish is next up for potatoey goodness
    Posted 06/11/2017
  • Slow braised leg of lamb
    Cooking a leg of lamb for 3 hours? Heresy, you may cry. Try it, it really is delicious!
    Posted 01/11/2017
  • Steak and Guinness Pie
    Beef, Guinness, Pastry - happy days are here
    Posted 28/10/2017
  • Broccoli and Cheddar soup
    Another tasty soup, perfect for autumn that could be lifted even higher by using a blue cheese
    Posted 14/10/2017
  • Soy, Honey and Garlic Chicken
    Soy, Honey, Garlic, chicken thighs with slices of red chilli makes for a warming tasty meal
    Posted 11/10/2017
  • Beef Stew with Horseradish
    Beef stew, one of the reasons to celebrate autumn
    Posted 08/10/2017