Homemade Salt Beef

This recipe is amazing. I’ve made my own corned beef before but this is much better not to sound weird but you can taste the beef so much better as it doesn’t cook in the spices it is only brined in them so they are a delicate background flavour. it seems a long recipe but…

Fragrant Fridge Pickled Courgettes

All the great spring produce is starting to be available and pickling them is such a nice way to have them to hand. I love the large sliced dill pickles but they are so expensive now. As courgettes are cheap and always in abundance they are a brilliant alternative. I love the subtle flavours from…

Wild Garlic and Rocket Pesto with Cashew Nuts

Happy food dance it’s spring what does that mean WILD GARLIC at last. I always feel that winter is behind us when those gorgeous green shoots appear, the aroma is so delicious and I always make a pesto and butter. It is so easy to make you just put everything in a food processor blitz…

Roasted Beetroot and Feta Patel

So I have made whipped feta before and I know beetroot and feta are a good flavour combination so I decided to blend the two together. It is more of a pate texture and tastes delicious. I love baked beetroot it adds extra earthiness and keeps all the nutrients in. I had it on toast…

Parma Ham Chicken on a Leek, Broccoli, Calvo Nero and Pea Broth

I love autumn and winter greens. I can’t wait for Brussels sprouts to come into season. I tend to have odds and sods leftover of greens from other recipes so this dish uses them up perfectly. You can put any greens that you have knocking about into this recipe. It is so comforting to eat…

Whipped Marmite Butter

This is the best thing ever if you like marmite. I tried 5is in a restaurant and had to recreate it. Because it’s whipped it is so light and fluffy with the added bonus of marmite. Ingredients 50g lightly salted butter 2 tbsp marmite Directions Let the butter get to room temperature so it’s softened….

Spice and Herb Potted Wild Rabbit – Christmas Prep

So I have potted my rabbit ready to mature for Christmas. Mine made 4 jars so I ate one after a few days which tasted so delicious on toast. I have 2 jars in the fridge maturing for Christmas and gave the final jar to my parents. I first tried potted rabbit in London at…

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup with Sage Grissini

So soup season has come back around. I really like soup as you can chuck in whatever you have left in the fridge. I had a couple of parsnips left over that were starting to go soft so I chucked them in too. I added in some curry powder and turmeric to stop it being…

Roasted Squash Salad with Toasted Cobnuts, Feta and Crispy Sage

So Autumn has arrived, I must say the colours on trees are beautiful. Warm oranges, bright reds and golden yellows. I think the squashes represent these colours so well. Cobnuts remind me Autumn too I love watching squirrels bury them away for the winter. I didn’t use much sage over the summer and I love…

Preserved Limes Recipe

With the massive success and slight addiction I have with my preserved lemons, Paulie suggested I have a go at using limes. What a brilliant idea I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before. They are so delicious when added to salads, tagines and fish dishes, all you need is a little bit…

Ginger, Garlic and Spice Pickled Carrots Recipe

We love pickling vegetables for our salad’s as it adds so much flavour and keeps so well. This weekend we had a load of carrots left over from a bag we bought so thought we would try them pickled, as the fennel and cauliflower were so successful. I can never believe how simple and cheap…

Homemade Pickled Fennel with Star Anise and Orange Recipe

So Paulie and I have been pickling again this weekend. We have pickled some veg to spruce up our salad’s. Check out the cauliflower recipe too! Ingredients (makes the 3 jars in picture) 6 bulbs of fennel, trimmed and sliced into very thin rings 3 medium orange’s ( or 1 per jar) 4 cups white…