Lemon Sole on Polenta with a Warm Sweetcorn Salsa

It’s corn as the song goes. I totally agree it’s juicy and sweet. I had a love hate relationship with polenta and stayed away from it for awhile but decided to try it again thanks to A well known yellow and blue supermarket that has themed country weeks. Yes I like it again and realise…

Tomato baked Gnocchi with Parsley and Sun Dried Tomato Breadcrumbs

Sometimes it’s so nice to have comforting and familiar flavours. That’s exactly what this does it makes you want to curl up even though it’s summer. I love the contrast of all the different textures of the humble tomato, tinned and fresh in the sauce then dried in the breadcrumbs. Then you’ve got the added…

Japanese Kimchi and Miso Pancake

I love kimchi, Miso and Pancakes so why not bring them all together, the result magical! It’s also great as you just chuck your favourite vegetables into a bowl an fold to combine. This had so much flavour and was nice and filling. I squeezed hoisin over mine but you could use sriracha, mayo soy…

Marinated Steak Tacos with Avocado Crema and Tomato Salsa

Who doesn’t love a taco? Not me I love them! They are so versatile you can put anything in them really. This time I went for steak and I used fillet as I got a nice bit reduced. The marinade is really yummy so I kept the avocado really simple. I just bought my tacos…

Simple Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Grated Egg

Where has this been all my life. I have had pasta and pesto together loads of times as it’s a great store cupboard dinner when your tired after work and can’t really be bothered to cook. I checked the other ingredients that needed using up and in the fridge I had a lonesome egg that…

Homemade Tomato Salsa

I didn’t realise how making my own salsa would taste so much better than the shop bought varieties and of course there isn’t any nasty preservatives or funky named substitutes in a homemade salsa. It is also so versatile you can add anything you want regarding the herbs and spices. This is perfect as a…

Black Pepper Watermelon and Lentil Salad with Grilled Manouri Cheese

This salad screams summer. Watermelon is delicious at the moment and it takes on black pepper perfectly. It’s a kind of sweet and sour salad with the balsamic vinegar, sweet melon and Creamy cheese. I started off safe with Greek cheese by sticking to the popular cheeses such as feta and halloumi. It’s amazing how…

Chinese Leftover Chicken, Sweetcorn, Egg and Noodle Soup

Chicken roast is so simple but probably my favourite roast of all time, I always have Yorkshire puddings and crispy roast potatoes and no veg 🫣. Chicken gravy is epic too if you use the chicken juices and a good quality stock. So after my roast I had a gorgeous carcass left and I always…

Very Simple Pea and Mint Dip

What else screams british summer apart from Pimms? Peas and mint! I made some black pudding Bon Bon’s (recipe to follow) and needed a really light dip to go with them. I didn’t have much in the kitchen but I did have peas in the freezer and mint in the garden. This was so easy…

Pot Roast Pheasant with Butter Beans and Chorizo

I love summer and I’m sad to see it go but on the other hand the produce this time of year is amazing. This one pot is so comforting and healthy. I find roasted pheasant a bit dry so pot roasting it keeps it really moist. The butter beans are so tasty and the chorizo…

Fragrantly Spiced Lamb and Sweet Potato Curry

This curry is full of flavour and is really comforting, the smells you get from the kitchen are so yummy and make it really satisfying to eat. It has a lovely spice flavour and a hint of heat but it doesn’t blow your head off. Lamb takes on spices really well and the potato makes…

Pheasant and Sweet Potato Hash with Pickled Red Cabbage Recipe

So we went to river cottage cafe a few weeks ago and Paulie had a pheasant hash there which tasted delicious. I was watching Saturday kitchen best bites and saw James Atherton poach a crown of pheasant before roasting it to keep it moist. What a great idea for both! So this recipe was born…