Beef Stroganoff

Ish. There is nothing traditional about this Beef Stroganoff so I struggled with what to call it. There are onions, mushrooms, garlic, paprika and tomato puree, none of which are traditional. It does have seared steak, brandy and sour cream so on that basis, I’m sticking with Beef Stroganoff.

Asparagus Cheese and Ham Tart

We are well into asparagus season now and I was scrolling through these recipes from Ottolenghi for inspiration. I spotted the tart and thought about the tart I like to make myself. It was only then I realised that I have never published it here! The reason for that is probably because it is so […]

Hoisin Duck Rolls

I realise I haven’t been very consistent lately with posting new recipes. I recently started a new job which is going great but means I’m quite busy at the moment. It also means that I am in front of a computer screen all day so, while I am cooking and experimenting a lot, I’m not […]

Soy Sesame and Ginger Chicken Salad

One of the first food blogs I ever followed was Like Mam Used to Bake by Rosanne Hewitt Cromwell. Sadly, this blog is no more but one of my favourite ever recipes was for her Soy Garlic Chicken which I think was inspired by a Crackbird dish. This recipe was where I learned about spatchcocking […]

Cottage Pie

  I recently posed a question on my Instagram stories to ask what were peoples favourite comfort food dishes. There were a lot of the usual suspects there – curries, spag bol, and fish pies. One answer that popped up a couple of times was Shepherds Pie. I replied that I love it too but never […]

Pasta Alla Norma

Hello!! It’s been a while. While I’ve missed blogging I needed to take a break for a bit. Without boring you all too much the last few months have been strange and a bit stressful so I decided to give myself some time off.  But I had a great Christmas and lots of lovely family […]

Brussels Sprouts, Apple and Halloumi Salad

  I know it’s unusual to post a salad recipe at this time of year. Normally I’m sharing recipes for comfort dinners or cake but for some reason I’ve been eating a lot of fresh light meals lately. That’s not a bad thing, there has been plenty of indulgent food on my table too!

Chorizo Potato Cakes

Hello! It’s been too long. The last while has been fairly hectic for me with both good and bad things happening. That’s life I suppose. As a result I took a break from blogging, I just didn’t have the energy or time to write up posts. But I’m back now, with my favourite type of […]