How satisfying is it when the paths you walk from class to home are lined with edible goodies you can cook with for your tea?* *tea= dinner, supper, evening meal, whatever you want to call it… In March and April, those wide leafy garlicky greens are in season again. Less pungent than cloves of garlic,… Continue reading Uni of Nottingham Wild Garlic Chicken Kievs
It’s that time of year, isn’t it? A time for winter jumpers, scarves bundled around faces, hot cups of tea and warming food. When I think of comfort food, I always think of a good stew: piping hot, served in a bowl that I so desperately want to devour but have to start at the… Continue reading Slow cooker Spanish beef stew
Most of the time, I make recipes using whatever I happen to have in my fridge. This week, I got a fennel in Tesco reduced to 10p, mushrooms 5p, thought I’d try some game from the butchers and had wedges of oranges & lemons leftover for party drinks. The result was this- a delicious stew… Continue reading Game, fennel & orange slow-cooker stew
I really used to hate steaks. So chewy and boring to eat. And always over-cooked (sorry mum). Then I became friends with my butcher (a good tip- they know their stuff!) and asked for a flat-iron steak (also known as a feather blade steak). He went out the back and had to cut it from… Continue reading Get to know your butcher: the humble flat-iron steak.
A little bit of Irish meets Asian for dinner. For when you get one of those craving for curried or spicy food. Surely that isn’t just me? This curry used Sunday’s roast veg (soft and delicious) with a (cheat!) katsu curry paste that I bought from Tesco. I was surprised to find this in the… Continue reading Chicken katsu curry with roast roots
Sometimes (probably always), mums know best. Well that’s the case when it come to this Irish stew. It makes me feel better after a boring week and warmer on a snowy day. It’s a simple old meal, it just requires time. And a mighty big pot. p.s. I asked mum how this was made; there… Continue reading Mum’s Irish Stew
When I think of winter food, I want something warming, comforting and rich that uses seasonal ingredients. This has it. A beautiful butternut squash (yes it looks weird, but don’t let that put you off!), roasted and smothered in a peanut tomato curry sauce with nutritious brown rice and lemony-dressed greens was just what the… Continue reading Roasted squash peanut curry