Strawberry shake


This is the most perfect and easiest strawberry shake to make when you’re in the midst of a heatwave… Which we’re in the midst of at the moment here in the UK. Did you know that you can grow strawberries in a window garden? Ingredients  1 full pint glass of strawberries 1/2 pint of milk […]

July 15, 2018

Bigos – Meaty Baked Cabbage


This is my attempt at cooking a well know Polish dish – Bigos. It’s stewed cabbage with smoked sausage, mushroom and carrots. I used a Tefal 10 in 1 multi-cooker to get this result but a large saucepan or a Le Creuset Casserole dish will work just as well.

January 21, 2018

Banana Muffins


This recipe is great if you have a bunch of bananas in the fruit bowl that that are starting ripen a bit too much and you need to use a whole batch before they turn for good.

January 16, 2018

Rhubarb Crumble Cake


Ingredients Butter for greasing 300g rhubarb, with the leaf and base stem removed 60g caster sugar 2 large free-range eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract) 100g plain flour 100g caster sugar 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 75g soft salted butter Crumble 50g salted butter 30g […]

August 23, 2017

A rosemary, thyme, garlic and mint dressing for roast lamb


This is a simple dressing that I made for a leg of lamb, out of the herbs and vegetables from the garden this Easter just gone. It’s a recipe I’ve been meaning to post for a long time as I’ve often remarked on how flavoursome, fragrant and memorable this dressing was.

I used this for a leg of lamb, but you could just as well use this with some chops or another dark meat.

August 17, 2017

The ultimate BBQ sauce with Magners Original Cider


This is one of the simplest BBQ sauce and you can use it with pretty much anything, including chicken thighs and drumsticks, pork loin steaks and even pork belly strips. Ingredients  5 tablespoons or Magners Original Cider 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar 5 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce 1 tablespoon tomato puree or ketchup 1 […]

July 8, 2017