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?
Main course recipes
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 […]
It’s 6.30am on a very cold and snowy morning in Hornsea, and I’m looking for inspiration, for Comfort Food, to cook for tonight’s meal. Something simple, but filling and fairly healthy – and I think I have just found it. Hows about Mushroom and Spinach Pappardelle with Crispy Sage? Sounds good, and looks even better, […]
Just thought I’d let you know more about our Persian Leg of Lamb. Was it worth the bother? Or worth the wait? Yes it was. It was fantastic! Just about the most flavoursome and tasty dish I have ever had. I just couldn’t believe how good the mixture of spicy, hot and sweet ingredients could […]
Persian Leg of Lamb I was lucky enough to buy a lovely large leg of lamb just before Christmas, which is stashed away in my freezer, (along with the great shoulder of pork and a big hunk of topside of beef). I bought my lamb from our favourite William’s Farm Kitchen, at Hornsea Freeport, who […]