Sweet and Sour King Prawns with Egg Fried Rice

Due to lock down I have been making fake away’s. I love sweet and sour prawns but I like the Cantonese style which has a light coating rather than a thick batter. I did follow a recipe for the sauce but it was too sweet so I had to scrap that one and made my…

Black Bean Salsa with Ham and Parmesan Corn on the Cob

I love Mexican bean salads, it’s a good way to use up spring onion tops and any herbs you have. I have tried to just grill corn on cob but it’s never tender enough so I use chef mic to tenderise them first. I recently watched a food myth programme and they tested steaming veg,…

Summer Squash and Lentil One Pot Curry

I love dished that you can just throw everything in a pot and it looks after itself. The base recipe I used for this was lightly spiced so I cranked it up to our taste and added in garam masala. Summer squashes are a lot more softer so easy to work with. I bulked it…

Delicious Treacle Tart

I had some bread left over and decided to have a go at treacle tart. It was delicious and a nice change from bread and butter pudding. It set beautifully and wasn’t too sugary. I found it quite easy to make you just have to remember to let it cool and set before slicing. I…

Teriyaki Tempeh on an Asian Salad with Miso Aubergine

I thought this was mine and P’s first time trying tempeh but he reminded me we had it Bali. I remembered it straight away, we had hired a car and we were exploring the island. It was lunchtime so we looked out for a restaurant. Nestled amongst the rice paddy fields was a restaurant that…

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…