New Year, New Recipes – Part Two Some of these mouthwatering recipes in New Year, New Recipes – Part Two are about to become the new ‘Comfort Food’ for myself and Erik. Being totally honest, I still long for Sausage and Mash or Spaghetti Bolognese occasionally, but, at the moment, the lighter Mediterranean dishes are wafting their delicious […]
Main course recipes
Just sometimes, when I wake up very early and creep into my very cold tiny office, pitch black sky filtering through my voile curtain, I feel the urgent need for comfort food. On goes my computer, bought back to life by my freezing fingers, and comes to my rescue. Look what I discovered this morning […]
Tales from Our Kitchen Garden The weather in East Yorkshire hasn’t been so bad – no hurricanes or floods or horrendous weather conditions like that – but it has been very wet, slightly frosty with little bits of sunshine. Yesterday (the day of the Tour de Yorkshire beginning), our weather decided to give us almost […]
It’s 5.45am, and I’m trying to decide what Bank Holiday Recipes to cook for a very soggy Bank Holiday – it’s a choice between Chicken Traybake, Flambeed Chicken with Asparagus or a Chunky Apple, Raisin, Walnut & Cider cake to keep us warm. Maybe make them all?
Nettle Recipes A few years ago, I would have never dreamed of writing about Nettles, and particularly Nettle Recipes! I hate being stung by those ferocious plants that litter my garden, and strike me with that sudden, instant pain that materialises into a dull, strong, nagging, itchy ache for hours and is no friend of […]
Ricotta Gnudi are light Italian dumplings, served with a Sage Butter sauce. Delicious.
Brisket Braised in Red Wine Recipe – Perfect for Autumn So far the weather in East Yorkshire this Autumn has been generally very pleasant, with lots of sunny days accentuating myriad tints of bronzing leaves and not too much rain. Yesterday, though, was a foul day, wet and grey, so Erik and I decided it […]
Thinking ahead to the weekend, I searched through the recipes of one of my favourite chefs, Donna Hay, and found just what I wanted to cook – a Crispy Chicken Breast with Cauliflower Risotto recipe. This recipe sounds perfect – the crispy skin outside of the succulent chicken breast, partnered with the soft, comforting flavour of finely […]
I promised I would report back on how my Jerusalem Artichokes with Bay Leaves turned out. First, I chickened out – I decided to par-boil my Jerusalem Artichokes for a few minutes before I followed the Jamie Oliver recipe. This seemed to work, re: the ‘wind’ factor. Plus I had to add another good splash […]
It’s that time of year again for us Kitchen Gardeners – time to dig up those prized Jerusalem Artichokes and concoct or create some tasty and nourishing recipes to share with family and friends. I planted my weird looking, knobbly artichokes early last spring – then the plants grew to about 12 foot tall, and were […]