Rich beef and mushroom stew

Rich beef stew

I was looking in my fridge the other day and came to the conclusion that I didn’t have enough of any one ingredient to make a dish. I had a bit of everything and in the end the only solution was to make a stew. I just love when you can use up whatever you … Continue reading

Pulled Beef and Marscapone Pie

Pulled Beef Pie

Do you ever get a touch of food rage? I do sometimes when things go wrong, and they do but thankfully not very often. I make pasta every week for the market and usually it is a fairly smooth affair. Last week I had my heart set on making pulled beef ravioli. The beef was … Continue reading

Bavette steak with celeriac and spinach

Bavette steak dish

We have now had little Libby for five months and it is amazing how well she just fitted in and instantly became a natural part of our family.     She has more than doubled in size and tripled in weight. It hasn’t been completely without hickups, there was that sweater that she chewed holes … Continue reading

Miso Burgers

Goats cheese miso burger

Every now and then I feel like a burger. I don’t want to go to a burger joint, I want to make one, just the way I like it. A burger is one of those things that can be quite revolting when wrong and utter bliss when done right. Then what is right is of … Continue reading

Steak and Celeriac Cake

Steak and celeriac cake

I went to the Black Pig Butchers to get some chicken breasts. I was going to make chicken satay’s and that was all I needed. Once there I saw a bag of chicken wings that I thought would be perfect for the freezer so I had to get some. I then saw a piece of … Continue reading

A rib of beef

RibOfBeef

Since moving to the UK I have identified two meals that are unmistakably English. The first is a full English breakfast. I have never lived in a town where just about every eatery offers a full English breakfast of various quality. A full English must have bacon, eggs (poached or fried), a good quality sausage, … Continue reading

Happy Happy Holidays

Christmas turkey

I don’t know about you but I have to admit I was drawing a sigh of relief when Christmas was over. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun and filled with laughter, friends, food and a generous flow of wine, I love all of it but the build up was pretty full on. I almost, … Continue reading

Beef with ginger and grapefruit

Beef with Grapefruit salsa

A few weeks ago I spent Sunday sunbathing, I am not kidding. It was so warm and it felt a bit like living in the tropics. After that one glorious day the weather turned to autumn. The leaves are changing color and the days are shorter but the light is brighter and winter has arrived! … Continue reading

Onglet steak with loaded fries

Steak with garlic and thyme

A friend of mine was talking about how he had taken his father out for steak. He tried to steer him away from his usual cuts, fillet and sirloin and instead try a new cut. In the end they tried some bavette and onglet steak and it proved to be successful. I always buy skirt … Continue reading

A perfect day for a smoking barbecue

smoked pork belly, duck breast and beef ribs

Sunshine, hot weather and a long weekend is an invite to a barbecue. I spoke to my friend and we decided to fire up the smoker. We had a bit of a brainstorming over a pint in the pub and the first vegetable that came up was onions and beetroots. We didn’t stop at the … Continue reading