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…

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…

Easy Leftover Roast Lamb Ragu and Pasta

Lamb is the only meat I don’t like cold in a leftover salad and as it isn’t the cheapest meat in the world it is satisfying to get another meal out of it. This recipe is simple but really tasty as I used spices and herbs on the slow roasted lamb. Perfect for Monday or…

Baked Cauliflower and Pea Pakora with a Mint and Yoghurt Dip

Indian food in the UK is really good. I have been watching come dine with me (I can watch endless cooking shows) and saw an Indian guy make pakoras and he fried them. All the diners commented how greasy they were so I thought I would have a go at baking them, they turned out…

Thai Prawn, Pea and Coconut Rice Salad

This salad is simple but really delicious. You can use any curry paste that is knocking about in the cupboard. I always seem to have a few spring onions and a piece of ginger in the fridge so this is a great way to use them up. I used frozen peas and prawns which makes…

Healthy Crown Prince Squash and Red Lentil Curry

I love squash and the crown prince has lovely orange flesh and is deliciously sweet. It really holds its shape and texture in this curry. It is tasty, filling and healthy. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 crown prince squash, whole if small. Peeled center removed and cut into 5cm chunks 2 shallots, peeled and finely diced…