Cod and Lentils with a Red Wine Sauce

P and I had a long weekend in Winchester, it was a foodie weekend due to the restaurants we visited. Our first stop was hugh’s river cottage restaurant which served lovely food and the decor was beautiful. The next night we went to rick steins restaurant I had a shellfish platter and P had monkfish…

Wild Garlic, Leek and Thyme Pork Pies (no gelatine)

So I’m still making the most of my foraged wild garlic. I will post my salt, oil and pickled buds next but I had to share these pork pies first as they were so delicious. Being British I love a pork pie but I’m not keen on the massive jelly layer or claggy pastry, so…

Foraged Wild Garlic, Chicken, Chorizo and Cheese Croquettes

As we are still in lockdown I went a bit mad foraging for wild garlic. So far I have made wild garlic salt, oil and pickled buds (recipes to come). We managed to have a roast chicken on Sunday and I picked off the leftover meat. With the carcass I made a beautiful chicken stock…

Healthy Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Beetroot Brownie Cake

If your stuck at home due to virus and have no eggs and a beetroot hanging around this recipe is perfect for you. You can use any flour you have lying around. It really does curb sweet cravings and will go down a treat with the whole family. The beetroot makes it gooey and rich…

Moroccan Spiced Lamb on Warm Hummus

I tried a version of this in a pub on the outskirts of Croydon which is Paulie’s stomping ground. I thought it sounded exciting and it was really tasty. As I love loads of flavour I added a lot more spice to mine, they only used cumin but I added more for a depth of…

Honey and Thyme Baked Feta Cheese Salad with Beetroot Salsa

Feta is a healthy option for a salad, I really fancied doing something different with it and thought I would have a go of baking it. I love the new texture the feta has, it’s warm, fluffy and slightly gooey but still holds it shape. The honey works so well I’ve had it in a…

Chicken and Pea Aubergine Green Thai Curry

We went to our big Chinese supermarket to stock up on asian essentials while we were there we saw these pea aubergines. The only place we have ever tried them is in bali and they served them in a red Indonesian duck curry. They have quite a slightly bitter citrus flavour. This curry is simple,…

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…