Things which are time consuming relating to the Christmas Lunch are far better done early and the advantage of a good sized freezer makes preparing for Lunch extremely simple indeed. I like to serve two stuffings. One meat, and cooked separately from the bird, and one to stuff in the neck cavity, to take on… Continue reading The Pheasant Philosopher’s Christmas Diaries: Day 15, Getting ahead with Christmas, a Duo of Sublime Stuffings
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.
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
Admittedly, I've been a little lax with this blog in the last week - if was of course half-term and the days were spent juggling outings, appointments and 'I'm bored' - however I did notice (and possibly for the first time) Vast quantities of Christmas products in shops alongside Halloween things. When I was… Continue reading Remember, remember the 5th of November….
Two years ago, on Christmas Eve, a relative of mine was in Lidl and witnessed the staff throwing frozen Turkeys into black bags. Where were they going? she inquired. The bin, she was told. They weren't allowed to give them away, they had to be destroyed. The staff were very upset but they were… Continue reading Waste not, want not….
And so it begins…. I create recipes, some days they are harder to compile than others. My main problem is my addiction to random, unwanted cookery books. I cannot pass a secondhand bookshop without undertaking a thorough investigation. I can spend hours amongst the well thumbed, kitchen-stained volumes; it is almost a religious experience.… Continue reading Any other recipebookaphiles?