February 1, 2014
I'm not sure I can improve on this Corn and Chorizo Chowder. Rich, spicy and warming; and we all need a bit of that.
October 18, 2013
Spicy little fritters made with freshly cut corn and chilli.
April 22, 2013
Next time I'm making these homemade onion bhajis, I'll invite you all round so we can share out the calories.
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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 7, 2010
When I don’t feel like standing at the hob stirring a risotto and I’m craving something warming and spicy, we have jambalaya. This is my take on the creole dish which has been tempered down to be child friendly. It is also made with things we very often have in the fridge or freezer and […]
August 13, 2010
We’ve loved Gyoza, or pot sticker dumplings, since we first tried them. We make a regular trip to Wagamama’s or Yo Sushi! for a fix. After a visit to the chinese supermarket in Derby with Apryl of Meridian Ariel we finally had some dumpling wrappers so I set about making them myself. I was a […]
May 24, 2010
I have wanted to write a post about Pulled Pork Sandwiches for a goodly while. I wanted to try eating one for even longer. But as Derbyshire is not quite the food centre of the universe we had to make our own. Apologies that I didn’t manage to photograph the glorious shoulder of pork when […]
September 28, 2009
I have recently joined a group called ‘Fresh From the Oven’ which is a monthly bread baking group. In essence the group has a monthly challenge to all bake their version of a given bready recipe. This months challenge was curry stuffed buns. I made them really early in the month and have been desperate to post this […]
September 16, 2009
2008′s Courgette Chutney, made by Ed, was a resounding success. We ate plenty of it ourselves and also gave some to friends and all agreed it was really quite good. A good dollop with cheese on toast or with crusty bread and ham was always welcome. We even ran out before Summer, so this year […]