Category: Family Food

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

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.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

A simple 30 minute Italian Classic.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Nduja Crostini

I was blown away by a nduja pizza I had in London. So naturally, I bought some the next time I was in my Italian deli…

Friday, December 8, 2017

Scotch Broth and Boiled Shin of Beef

A revived British classic

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Roman Artichokes

This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chipotle Meatballs

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Snickerdoodle Dandies

An American favourite and an excellent way with cinnamon.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bangers ‘n’ Squash

Sausages and seasonal squash make a great combo. Here they are served with sage and onion gravy to make a perfect autumn supper.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bangers and Mash – Spanish Style!

With this bangers and mash recipe, the sausages and potatoes are replaced with chorizo and seasonal butternut squash mash and the gravy is replaced with a Spanish pepper sauce.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dad’s Californian Salad with Artichokes and Fresh Vegetables

A delicious salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in my childhood home!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fish Taco

I’ve posted another recipe for fish taco using salmon. This versions has a developed sauce which is rather like a Mexican tartar sauce. I’ve also added street-style corn on the cob which is a perfect accompaniment.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Chicken Cordon Bleu

We didn’t eat Chicken Kiev when we were growing up – we had cordon bleu instead. They’re a lot easier than a Kiev but just as tasty. Great for kids.

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