March Meals: The Highlights

March was a bit of an odd month food wise.  And also weather wise.  Just what on earth is going on with the weather?  First it looks like Spring is on the way, I start shedding layers and then the snow comes and temperatures plummet.  I’m planning salad type meals and then we have to… Continue reading March Meals: The Highlights

Playing it safe with Mushroom Risotto

It’s been a while since anything went wrong for me in the kitchen.  Everything has been turning out how I would hope it would and I’ve not had any major disasters.  This in it itself is great news but it begs the question am I still challenging myself?  I’ve been playing it safe for some… Continue reading Playing it safe with Mushroom Risotto

Letters to my Food Heroes #3: Rachel Allen

Hi Rachel, How’s it going?  I expect you’re super busy with family things, the cookery school and restaurant and what not.  I’m assuming you haven’t heard about my Food Heroes series so I’ll just give you a bit of a run down.  I’ve not been going long with it as you can see, as I’m… Continue reading Letters to my Food Heroes #3: Rachel Allen

**Recipe** Sausage and squash bake with a crispy nutty topping

It’s a touch on the cold side at the moment; I feel like I want to hibernate and really needed something fatty fat fat.  I know it’s probably deeply untrendy at the moment but I’ve never been one to keep up with trends.  I need the fat.  It’s going to help me get through the… Continue reading **Recipe** Sausage and squash bake with a crispy nutty topping

Letters to my food heroes #1: Mum

I’m starting this new series, which in no way whatsoever complements my existing Favourite Ingredient series (check out halloumi and butternut squash as my number one and number two because that’s all I’ve done so far).  This new ‘Food Heroes’ series will feature letters from me to the people who inspired me and who were… Continue reading Letters to my food heroes #1: Mum

Favourite Ingredient #2: Butternut Squash

I tentatively observe my rotund adversary from a safe distance, chefs knife in hand, carefully calculating my next move.  There it is on the chopping board, all smug and awkwardly shaped, taunting me with its curves and corners.  I go forth swiftly, knife poised to make my move, for it must be sure, without hesitation. … Continue reading Favourite Ingredient #2: Butternut Squash

Daube of Orkney Buffalo in red wine

I’ve had to make my own cups of tea this week.  The Husband has been away which means all my one sided conversations have been with the dog and I’ve been drinking much less tea.  I’ve been super busy with other essential tasks like undertaking a daily bug sweep of the kale and watching Great… Continue reading Daube of Orkney Buffalo in red wine