Cured, slow Prosecco and Chipotle cooked, pulled brisket

It isn’t very often I get a specific request for dinner but as the summer seems to have left us for a cold and rainy spell, along with the fact that there is a new butcher, a slow cooked shoulder of lamb sounded like a great idea. We went to the butcher, the Black Pig … Continue reading

Sunshine and barbecue, finished with spiced cherries and pineapple

Give me a weekend with half decent weather, no rain and I am happy with even smaller doses of sunshine and I can’t stop thinking about barbecue. This weekend lovely weather and plenty of sunshine was promised and well, do I need to say more?! We loaded up on charcoal, I still haven’t gotten around … Continue reading

Salmon and veg broth

Going home from our US holiday we narrowly escaped another ice storm in Tennessee and a snow storm in New York. The flight from Nashville was delayed due to snow in New York. Once we landed it had cleared but making our way from Newark to JFK the ground was covered in snow and more … Continue reading

Roast chicken with spiced rice stuffing

I don’t cook rice very often, I like it but somehow I never quite seem to get it as light and fluffy as I like it. Much to my delight I had some left over rice in the fridge and from the moment I placed it there I knew I had to cook something nice … Continue reading

Chestnut powdered hasselbacks potatoes with slow roast lamb

Regardless of the weather I know that winter is approaching when the chestnuts are falling off the trees. I love to forage and chestnuts are so great and fall of the trees in such abundance. This year we were a couple of weeks early but we managed to find enough to pick. I love the … Continue reading

Corn on the cob with dukkha, salt and butter

The Saturday past was the start of the rugby season and it was time to head to Twickenham for a double header. It is always a day of drinking beer and eating, crap food, it is part of the experience! We watched 2 games and it was the last fine minutes of the last game … Continue reading

Comforting meatloaf and gorgeous allotment kale cooked two ways

It was allotment day this weekend and we brought some jam and hot sauce as a contribution, there were lots of home made jams and even locally produced honey! There was a barbecue, a raffle and a true family day. This is when you really notice that having an allotment is not just for older, … Continue reading

Salmon, tiger prawn and samphire broth

When by the sea I always want to eat seafood. After our gorgeous lunch at Victuals & Co I knew I wanted to make a light seafood broth for dinner. I didn’t have time to make stock so I used the last of the chicken stock I had in the freezer made previously. It adds … Continue reading

An American inspired dinner part II, steak and apple pie

After our little break and some more wine it was time for the main course. The previous courses had been quite small but as we had more to come still we had more food to come so I didn’t want the main course to be too big, I hope there was enough but the plates … Continue reading

Salmon, prawn and veg barbecue and chipotle salted corn on the cob

I love my new barbecue and I will use any excuse to fire it up! It is a charcoal barbecue, I love the smell and the whole process. This of course means that it is not possible on a week night as I am most often not home until 7.30 pm but weekends are perfect! … Continue reading