Beetroot Risotto

Buttery, creamy, cheesy and satisfying; there is something very comforting about eating but also cooking risotto. Whether it’s the continuous, no-stress-stirring, or the idea that butter and cheese will undoubtedly make it better seems to give me great solace.

Pheasant

There is something very British about pheasant. Images of men in tweed, wearing Barbour jackets, valets reloading rifles before handing them back to their masters and hounds with bird in mouth come to mind.

Pheasant

There is something very British about pheasant. Images of men in tweed, wearing Barbour jackets, valets reloading rifles before handing them back to their masters and hounds with bird in mouth come to mind.

Shepherd’s Pie

my favourite way of eating this was with a squeeze of ketchup over the mash and then mixing everything together into a plateful of dark, pink-brown gloop studded with baked beans. 

Lentils

I don’t know what the allure of cooking lentils at New Years is for me but I always like to start the year cooking a warm bowlful of them. It’s not as if I’m looking for something warm and filling as the weather has been sunny and mild over the holiday period and I’m stuffed…

Pea Soup

I remember we’d dry our rain-wet hair and crowd around the dining table.  Snuggled round a small, circular table, elbows touching, necks down plunging spoons into the golden, lava-hot, gloopy, yellow split pea soup we’d share our morning’s routines. 

Easy Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie: Comfort food, easy to make using roast beef leftovers.  Easy Cottage Pie.

Lentils, pumpkin & chorizo soul food

At this time of year there is nothing more welcoming and homely than bowl food/soul food.  As the temperature drops outside and evenings close in, a bowl of something warm and full of flavour is just what you need. Cradling the bowl in one hand (close to your chest for added warmth) and spooning soothing…

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie, baked beans and ketchup – Oh my God!  Could food get any more comforting?! I remember as a child I would mix it all together so that every spoonful was a mashed-potatoey, mince-meaty, ketchup-tangy mouthful. And then came the correction; it’s only Shepherd’s Pie if made with real shepherds – or at least…

Surf and Turf

One of my all time favourite restaurant dishes is fillet steak with garlic prawns – served rare! But whenever I order this some diners will always question the whole meat and seafood combo and whether it really works. So what is Surf and Turf? Surf and Turf or more commonly ‘Surf ‘n’ Turf’ or better…