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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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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The Mother of All Fish Pies
Mar23

The Mother of All Fish Pies

Last week I made The Mother of All Fish Pies for #SundayLunch and Tweeted the whole thing. However, may people asked for more in depth details and measurements, so we’re back again today to repeat the process. It’s no big deal because we bloody love this dish and given that we’re in Glastonbury for Sunday Lunch tomorrow there shall be plenty to go through the week too. Let’s begin by finely dicing 3 celery...

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Amelia (Aged 10) Shepherd’s Pie
Feb16

Amelia (Aged 10) Shepherd’s Pie

There is something very special about a Shepherd’s Pie on a chilly day, something heart warming, in more ways than one. I often hear people saying something akin to “yes, but have you tried it with beef?”. It’s a common mistake that some people make, my ex-wife once complained to a waiter that her Shepherd’s Pie had lamb in it, we were near the end of our relationship and so I left it unchallenged. For...

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