Beef Rendang

Having never cooked Beef Rendang I discovered that it is like Swedish meatballs, or beef ragu, everyone seems to have their own twist on this dish. I was sent John Torodes latest cokbook, My kind of Food, and was asked to cook one of the recipes and post a blog. I could choose any recipe … Continue reading

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Ham Hoc casserole and spinach & wild garlic soup

I have a new cast iron casserole pot. It is beautiful and I knew as soon as it arrived that I had to use it to cook something. I quickly headed to Robson’s to pick up some slow cooking meat. After some deliberation I got a smoked ham hoc, the meat is so lovely and … Continue reading

Poached cod for Sunday dinner and marshmallow topped berry bake

This past weekend was the last quiet weekend in a long time so I wanted to make the most of it. I didn’t want to spend the day cooking for too long but there is something special about Sunday dinners. I love to sit down by the table, eat freshly cooked food and just talk, … Continue reading

Curry Chicken with pearl barley

A classic from my childhood is chicken with curry sauce and rice. I did a new take on this dish, as it is a Monday night I bought a rotisserie chicken and stripped the meat off the bones. I did pearl barley instead of rice, very nutritious and full of goodness. I added some chicken … Continue reading