July 14, 2013
I just tried smoking for the first time. I know, I know, I probably shouldn't, but all the cool kids were doing it and I wanted to see what it was like.
June 10, 2013
This meal was an early anniversary treat. Tomorrow Ed and I will have been married for 14 years. Worth celebrating with steak and strawberries don't you think?
April 7, 2013
I'm sure that you all already know how to make a sausage casserole...maybe some of you buy a sausage casserole mix from the supermarket. Who am I to judge?
March 21, 2013
You don't need to cook this over a fire at the side of the road; but don't let me stop you.
January 25, 2013
If you like Thai flavours this is one for you. Hot, sour, salty, sweet pork salad in crispy lettuce leaves.
July 22, 2012
Don't you think it's so much easier to eat salads when the sun finally comes out? This isn’t just ANY salad though, it’s a ‘Claire and Ed’s Spicy Satay Noodle Salad’
July 7, 2012
This Summer seems to be about cagoules, umbrellas and drying off soggy chickens. So I cooked a chilli to warm our bones.
May 31, 2012
Some things are worth getting up early for. The first one is a cup of tea and the second is the promise of a pulled pork pitta. This pork is dry rubbed with coffee and cooked all day. You're welcome.
May 8, 2012
I am not sharing this because it’s healthy. I am not sharing this because it’s pretty. It’s not even a clever or complicated dish. In fact…you could say that it’s just a big sausage roll. Point taken. I wanted to show you a quick flaky pastry recipe that I think is easier to make than […]
February 17, 2012
One of our generous neighbours offered us a pheasant, and having never cooked a pheasant before I jumped at the chance. Although he was a beautiful thing, carrying him back home felt a little odd. His soft feathers and firm weightiness made it feel like I was carrying a pet, rather than something for dinner. […]
January 11, 2012
A self-imposed healthy eating plan over the last few months has put many foods out of our reach. Due to spending too much time watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives we keep craving big dirty sandwiches like the ‘Reuben‘. Today we could stand it no longer so I tweeted the loaf and asked if they had baked any rye […]
January 1, 2012
Ever since Ed had eaten steaming hotpot on a trip to Japan he wanted to try cooking one at home. I spotted @Jaxies blogpost beautifully descriptive post about ‘Shabu Shabu’ and her nostalgia and memories of eating it as a child. Then Ed had a brain wave: We could use the electric fondue set that had languished […]
December 5, 2011
I had long thought that stewing beef would work well in a slow cooked curry, but it was only recently that I tried it out. I’m pleased to report that it works very, very well. The meat is soft and delicious, the potatoes take on the subtle flavours of the spices and the coconut milk […]
November 20, 2011
You can’t beat the flavour of a rib of beef. This was about the best we’ve had. It’s from the cows that live at the end of our garden, farmed by the farmer at the end of our road and cooked by me. There are only 2 and a half people in this house, so a […]
June 8, 2011
When I slow roast a shoulder of pork to make pulled pork, there is always enough left for at least two more meals. I am the queen of making the most of leftovers. I have to be because I am greedy so I always prepare enough for 10 people. I had a notion that the […]
May 11, 2011
When spring comes around I promise that we will change our wintery, comfort eating ways. We will eat fresh produce, lots of vegetables and salads and cut down on the carbs. With this in mind I bought some barnsley chops of spring lamb and the first British asparagus of the season. I also replenished our […]
April 13, 2011
Today I feel the need for peanuts, and a peanut butter and jam sandwich just isn’t going to cut it. A while ago I made this very moreish Peanut Sauce within minutes of seeing it on David Lebovitz blog. The darkly roasted peanuts ground up with hot tea have an amazing aroma. It’s even better once you […]