Smoked Haddock Chowder
Jan21

Smoked Haddock Chowder

It feels like it hasn’t stopped raining since the summer of 2018, and with the temperature dropping like a stone of late there is nothing quite as comforting as a large bowl of something hot with freshly baked crusty bread. Lewis Carroll was right all along.  Begin at the beginning” the King said gravely “and go on till you come to the end then stop. I recently came up with a recipe for a ridiculously easy to...

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Mexican Tomato Soup
Jul07

Mexican Tomato Soup

This is such a simple and quick way to fire up the troops when they’ve been out and about and return with a hunger. A glorious Mexican tomato soup. Start to finish in less than 20 minutes. Here’s a quick shot of the ingredients you need, the most expensive item is the roasted peppers, I grabbed these in Sainsburys for £2.50 but I reckon you could knock almost £1 off if you were in Lidl; I do my shopping in many places,...

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Chicken Wrapped in Streaky Bacon
May29

Chicken Wrapped in Streaky Bacon

Yesterday I posted the Dauphinoise Potatoes recipe, the other half of this meal. This time around we are going for the heart of the meal the chicken breast stuff with all sorts of goodies then wrapped in a lot of streaky bacon; I was going to prepare it wrapped in pancetta but then I realised I sent my 12 yr old out to do the shopping, no matter, this turned out even better. First things first we need to prepare the stuffing. I had a...

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Dauphinoise Potatoes
May28

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Usual rules apply, it isn’t a single photograph of the finished product with a boring list of words, nor is there a list of ingredients at the start, you need to read through to garner what you require and use the images to learn with a helping hand; I’ve been told countless times this method works far better so that anyone using the recipe can see what their product looks like in comparison to an ideal they may be trying...

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Chicken Chasseur
May05

Chicken Chasseur

Misleading menu titles, the Hunter’s Chicken episode. Hunter’s chicken (French: poulet chasseur, poulet à la chasseur and poulet sauté chasseur), such a classic but over the years it has been hijacked by American theories of taking the original and smothering it with cheese. I shall redress that and henceforth within this post there is no further mention of the offening curd. We shall also...

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