Discover the origins of The Christmas Pudding and Stir Up Sunday - why not try making your own this year with my easy-to follow-recipe.
I adore the combination of flavours in North African cooking, the rich tagines, delicate sweet pastries, mounds of minted, olive oil rich couscous, bulgar wheat salads gleaming with jewel-like pomegranate seeds - and now, with autumn on the way i'd like to share one of my favourite, albeit possibly inauthentic, recipes combining local Welsh Lamb … Continue reading Moroccan Spiced Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb
I adore autumn, I love the foods, the smells, the weather...everything! For me the appearance of blackberries, plums, hips and haws all signify the beginning of a season of abundance, a season which I feel completely at one with. This morning I took a basket and followed the little lane outside the farmhouse until I … Continue reading Late Summer Blackberry and Almond Cake
It's #NationalCherryDay so here's my recipe for a very simple cherry skillet tart or pie. Combining cinnamon with the flour gives a delicious crust which, when filled with the kirsch flavoured cherries, is really quite moreish. This pie is very juicy, almost self saucing, and the crisp outer crust can be ripped off and dunked … Continue reading Frontier Style Cherry Skillet Pie
Bonfire Night; the air is filled with woodsmoke, a hint of sulphur remains from the recently released fireworks. The sparklers have sparkled and now, hunger strikes. What better warming winter dish to turn to than the humble British banger? A childhood favourite, steaming from the barbecue and tucked into a pappy white roll, maybe a … Continue reading Bangers and Bonfires #UKsausageweek
Roast Golden Beetroot Mezze with Honey and Pomegranate We are now firmly in Autumn's grip and what's left of the leaves are falling fast. One of the most vibrant and plentiful winter vegetables in the Beet, be it the rich red of the classic Beetroot or their bright, vibrant orange and yellow cousins, far less … Continue reading Autumn Recipes: A Roast Golden Beetroot Mezze, with Honey and Pomegranate #nationalhoneyweek
Yesterday saw the launch of The Organic Trade Board's #feedyourhappycampaign. This EU backed initiative aims to encourage people to 'go organic', even if it's only a little bit!I have been a strong supporter of organic produce for many years and try, cost permitting, to use organic produce as much as possible. I think there are … Continue reading My Organic 60/40 #feedyourhappy