Category: Dinner Party

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Steak Haché, Sauce au Poivre et Frites

Leo and his partner took Mr and Mrs WDC to Brasserie Zédel. As so many people have commented, the hightlight is the steak haché. Here’s my version.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spinach, Tofu, Avocado

This recipe is all about tofu and how well it partners avocado, spinach, sesame and ponzu dressing. I’ve been rather fastidious in presentation – but don’t let that put you off. Just try the combo, however its presented.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Crispy Roast Pork Belly

This is the style of pork that you see hanging from the windows of Cantonese restaurants.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Strawberry Flan

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch).

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rhubarb Crumble – Deconstructed

Rhubarb is brilliant – it’s got a silly name, it’s vegetable that tastes like fruit, and its pink! My ‘deconstructed’ crumble keeps the shape and the beautiful colour of the rhubarb and transforms a homely pud into a something special.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Biscotti Eight Ways

I made eight flavours of biscotti as Christmas gifts. A bit mad, but lots of fun. The photo shows the hazelnut, orange and chocolate, and chocolate and chocolate flavour – the rest were eaten!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chipotle Meatballs

These Mexican-style meatballs in a smoky chipotle sauce are a great antidote to the coming Christmas fare.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Quick and Easy 30 minute Souvlaki

“A great recipe for those who are strapped for time! Don’t forget the yogurt!”

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Summer Rolls with Nuoc Cham

Dad’s Vietnamese summer rolls with nuoc cham dipping sauce is a must learn. A tasty salad in a roll just waiting to be dipped in a beautiful nuoc cham!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Panettone Pandoro Chocolate Tiramisu

Tiramisu is everybody’s favourite pudding. Here’s a great adaptation using leftover panettone.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas

‘Maybe it’s the wrong time of year in the UK for a BBQ… What?! No way! BBQ anytime of the year, with this awesome, easy Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas.’

Monday, November 21, 2016

Artichokes Three Ways

‘Wow, as a lover of artichokes… this is one of my top starters!’

Monday, November 14, 2016

Apple and Blackberry Pie

Now this is an after dinner treat. Picked by mum and dad at local farms and maybe neighbours houses — it’s the perfect after dinner treat.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Japanese Smoked Mackerel Canapés

Dad made these for my girlfriend and mum at the weekend. A very pleasant surprise before dinner — with caviar!

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