Open Rueben Sandwich and Pickles

If I buy a sandwich from the supermarket I always go for the pastrami deli, smoked salmon and cream cheese or egg mayo. My butcher made his own salt beef ready for boiling at Christmas time. We had it at crimbo but as it was a big bit I put half of the cooked meat…

Fresh Crab and Asparagus Risotto

As I originally come from Torquay I have always liked crab as we had the famous brixham crab. Luckily up here in the southeast they have really good fish and shellfish so I’m still enjoying it. I’m funny with food as I go off an ingredient have a break and then like it again, asparagus…

Pan Fried Gnocchi, Mushrooms and Chard with Goats Cheese

So for meatless Monday this week I opted for gnocchi. Also my local farm shop had gorgeous bunches of Swiss chard. For the meaty part I used mushrooms. This recipe is quick, healthy and tastes delicious. Perfect for w weekday dinner. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 packet of gnocchi (175g) Knob of butter 1 banana shallot,…

End of Season Game, Ale and Mushroom Pie

So the game season has finished and I still had some knocking around in the freezer. I had some pheasant breasts, venison and a rabbit so I decided to cut off the meat and chuck them altogether in a pie. It was delicious and a nice nod to the end of the season until it…

Foraged Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones

I love the wild garlic season, this year I have made pesto and butter for the freezer as well as dumplings in a beef stew. I was a little nervous about trying to make scones as the last time I had a go they didn’t rise at all and were as hard as rocks. Actually…

Tuna and Chickpea Salad with an Olive and Caper Dressing

Tuna is a great store cupboard ingredient to knock up a salad, most of the ingredients came out of my cupboard which means it’s great to knock up if you forgot to plan your lunch. The dressing is salty and works well with the tuna. I cut through this with the lemon juice and zest….

Fake Away Friday Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

I love all the crispy Chinese dishes such as crispy chilli beef, crispy duck and pancakes, pancake rolls, sweet and sour king prawn and the list goes on. We have a new butchers that has opened in our town so we went to check it out and I noticed they had some pork stir fry…