20 Minute Meals (max!) · Basic but Impressive · Cocktail Hour · Party Food · Picnic Inspiration · Plan Ahead · Sauces & Dips

Broadbean and Feta Bruschetta

Great layered up for parties, or deconstructed for picnic ease   Ingredients 1 loaf of fresh French bread 300h broad beans (fresh or frozen) ½ bunch fresh tarragon Olive oil 1 clove garlic 100g feta cheese 4 tbsp natural yogurt Black pepper to season   Method Boil the broad beans for 5-8 minutes, until the… Continue reading Broadbean and Feta Bruschetta

Basic but Impressive · Comfort Food · Meat · Picnic Inspiration · Plan Ahead · Pork

Perfect Flakey Sausage Rolls

Make them big and serve them hot. You can make the puff pastry, or you can cheat. Today, we’re cheating   Ingredients 1 pack of ready to use puff pastry 750g minced pork 150g lard 120g fresh breadcrumbs 2 tbs dried mixed herbs 1 tbs chopped sage 1 tbs chopped parsley 1 egg, beaten to… Continue reading Perfect Flakey Sausage Rolls

Basic but Impressive · Ice Cream · Plan Ahead · Pudding · Simple Flavours · Unexpectedly from Scratch

Fresh Basil Ice Cream

Perfect light pudding for the summer, tastes even better when the basil comes straight from the garden!   Ingredients 80g basil leaves 500g caster sugar 250g mascarpone cheese 1.3 liters natural yogurt (never use low fat!)   Method Blend the basil leave and sugar in a food processor until you have a thick, relatively damp,… Continue reading Fresh Basil Ice Cream

Basic but Impressive · Plan Ahead · Simple Flavours

Rosemary & Lemon Salt

  Perfect for adding a little extra flavour to pretty much any meal – a favourite of mine on roasted chicken   Ingredients 250g coarse sea salt 5-6 springs of fresh rosemary 1 lemon zest   Method Pre-heat the oven to around 120 degrees Roughly chop the rosemary leaves, and zest the lemon, adding this… Continue reading Rosemary & Lemon Salt

Comfort Food · Fridge Clearance · Meat · Plan Ahead · Worth the Extra Effort

Lazy Chicken, Leek and Bacon Pie

  The dream dinner for when your hangover makes it too tricky to give much thought or effort to your planning. Accidentally made as a flat parcel, rather than in a pretty pie dish, because it wasn’t until the pasty was rolled out that I realized that we don’t actually own a nice pretty pie… Continue reading Lazy Chicken, Leek and Bacon Pie

Meat · Plan Ahead · Slow Cooker

Sticky Pomegranate Slow Cooked Pulled Lamb

Delicious sweet and savoury slow cooked lamb   Ingredients 1 ½ kg lamb shoulder 4cloves of garlic, chopped 2tsp ground cinnamon 2tsp ground cumin 1tbsp oregano 2 red onions, cut into large wedges 1l pomegranate juice 2tbsp clear honey Handful of fresh pomegranate seeds   Method Smash up the garlic, cinnamon, cumin, oregano and lemon,… Continue reading Sticky Pomegranate Slow Cooked Pulled Lamb