Chilli Sauce (Scotch Bonnets)
Oct19

Chilli Sauce (Scotch Bonnets)

I am acutely aware that I have not blogged for what seems eons and I can only apologise for that. During lockdown I have toyed with changing the structure and platform of this site but still haven’t managed to work out the best method of migration. Right then, you didn’t come here today to hear about my tardiness so let’s crack on with the source of this sauce. My fridge has, at any one time at least a dozen bottles...

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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 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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Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs
Jan25

Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs

I am a firm believer in learning by doing. Too often you may see a recipe and there is a single picture of the finished article, maybe a carefully selected photograph of the one time they made it look perfect. It is all too common for a recipe or recipe blog to be a long list of ingredients followed by a body of text that doesn’t help the individual who is following the recipe know if they are on the right track. That’s...

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Seafood Pasta
Jan08

Seafood Pasta

Living in Italy for 3 years gave me a taste for all things fish, and blending it with a staple diet of freshly made tagliatelle is no bad thing. The most common form of seafood pasta in Italy is a pomodoro (tomato) based sauce, not thick but laden with shellfish whereby you have the work to do at the table, it’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong but very often the subtleness of the fish has been taken over. What follows is...

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