Bank Holiday 6 Hour Spiced Pulled Lamb Shoulder Recipe

It’s Bank Holiday Monday in the UK today and guess what, yes, it’s raining! What better way to cheer yourself up than making the most amazing and comforting food. This recipe is from the River Cottage cookbook. The book has lot’s of yummy recipes but this is our favourite. The merguez spices soak into the…

Halloumi, Rocket and Pesto Butter Bean Salad Recipe

If you have read any of my previous post’s you will know that I made a batch of wild garlic pesto (recipe). Paulie and I have been finding ways to incorporate into our meals such as spreading it on cod with breadcrumbs (recipe), adding it to potato to make pesto gnocchi (recipe) or just having…

Ginger, Garlic and Spice Pickled Carrots Recipe

We love pickling vegetables for our salad’s as it adds so much flavour and keeps so well. This weekend we had a load of carrots left over from a bag we bought so thought we would try them pickled, as the fennel and cauliflower were so successful. I can never believe how simple and cheap…

Kung Pao King Prawns served with Noodles Recipe

I’m confused, is Kung Po and Kung Pao the same thing? If you can help please do! So this dish was inspired by another blogger fitness675 and it is called Kung Pao, I have ordered Kung Po from my chinese and it is completely different as it is in a sweet and sour sauce. This…

Homemade Beef Ragu and Spaghetti Recipe

I love dried porcini mushrooms and one of my favourite Paulie dinner’s which uses them is his beef or veal ragu. This was a joint effort as I made the pasta and he made the ragu and both elements were as yummy as one another. I love the rich tomato sauce which soaks up the…

Homemade Pasta Dough 2 Different Recipes and Techniques

So I have my usual way of making pasta 1 egg per 100g of flour but Paulie got The Greedy Italians book for his birthday, in the book Carluccio has a pasta recipe which incorporates semolina flour into the dough itself. I usually only use semolina on a tray to keep the strands separated so…