Homemade Piccalilli

So I’m making use of the summer vegetables and pickling everything. I love piccalilli so thought I’d have ago at my own. The agonising part is I have to wait a month before I try it. I added extra mustard powder as I like a quick in mine. At least it will be ready for…

Spiced Garlic and Dill Pickled Radishes

It’s that time of year where I am doing batches of pickling the summer vegetables while they are still fresh. These radishes look so pretty in the jar and I have used my go to spiced recipe I use it for all sorts it is also great with courgettes. Ingredients For the Pickling Liquid Directions

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…

Stuffed Baby Red Peppers with Walnuts, Herbs and Spices

So these peppers are bang in season at the moment and I saw a version of this recipe in my local supermarket magazine. They looked so good I had to try them myself. I cooked them as part of a tapas selection. Gosh they were sooo good, sweet, savoury, nutty and herby. This is going…

Easy Beetroot and Potato Mash

The colour of this mash is so vibrant and gorgeous. The mash tastes really yummy too. I had mine with sausages and gravy but you can have this with anything really. It’s also a great was to get some veg into kids as it is a bit fun and quirky and the nutrients in beetroot…

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…

Crispy Calamari with A Salt and Pepper Polenta Batter

I always order calamari when I’m out as long as it’s fresh. My favourite bits are the tentacles. It has to be a really crispy batter and have a good amount of seasoning. They key is for the oil to be smoking and to literally cook it for a max of 2 minutes. These were…

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…

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…

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…

Healthier Chinese Lemon Chicken

I am trying to keep things healthy as I’m not moving around as much as I’m working from home. I didn’t miss the breadcrumbs at all in this recipe in fact it tasted better. My hubby doesn’t like eggs that much but I can get them down him in egg fried rice, I think it…

Homemade Tacos with Leftover Beef, Avocado and an Asparagus Slaw

I love tacos and P treated me to some taco holders, which I must say are brilliant. I’ve never made my own tortilla before but they turned out really good and were easier than I thought. At the moment asparagus is bang in season so I’m using them in lots of different ways, this slaw…

Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Chicken and Jersey Royals

So I couldn’t make anything more apt for Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee celebration it was first made up for her coronation so I guess it’s truly hers there have been variations going as far back as George V but this version is my favourite . God bless the queen and Britain. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 300…

Prawn Katsu Curry

I have wanted to do this dish for ages and finally got round to it. I love prawn curry and I love katsu curry thanks to that well know restaurant 😜 so I decided to put the 2 together. Gosh it was nice and very moorish. Everything just went together perfectly. There is abit of…