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…

Black Pudding Bon Bons

My husband loves black pudding and so do I to be fair. I think the reason I love it so much is because I love spices and black pudding has lovely earthy and warming spices to it. I am quite fussy with it though I’ve had a few bad ones where the iron flavour is…

Miso Tan Tan Ramen with Black Bean Pork

I had never heard of tan tan noodles before until I saw them on a program called great British takeaways. It got really good reviews from the public who ate it so I just had to give it a go. I started some research and came across a really good recipe that used soy milk…

Griddled Chorizo on a Pickled Fennel, Lentil and Tomato Salad

When I was out to lunch recently I had a dish which came with quick pickled cucumber and courgette salad, it was so delicious. I did this version using fennel as it holds up well to flavouring and I knew it wouldn’t get too soft. The pickling liquid isn’t too overpowering at all it actually…

Delicious Herb and Mustard Crusted Roast Pork

I got this joint reduced and would normally do a slow pulled pork recipe in the slow cooker but as it was cheap I decided to do a simple roast. It was amazing I was naughty and did Yorkshire pudding with it which made it even more scrumptious. The pork was so juicy but retained…

Pork Fillet Saltimbocca with Jersey Royals

Sometimes it is so nice to have an old fashioned simple meal. This recipe is easy to make and all the flavours are so comforting. I grew my own sage this year and it tasted so fresh and who doesn’t like crispy prosciutto. I’m also making most of the jersey royals they are so creamy…

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…