Asparagus & Pistachio Risotto
Asparagus & Pistachio Risotto
My wife is a pistachio fiend. If I leave a bowl on the side and turn my back, the bowl will be empty by the time I turn back around. It seemed only...
Avocado & Asparagus Miso Salad
Avocado & Asparagus Miso Salad
A good dressing can absolutely transform any salad to greatness. It is the fundimental flavour maker and can often be the binder to disjointed...
Banana Choc Chip Muffins
Banana Choc Chip Muffins
There seems to have been a huge resurgence in production of banana bread during covid-19 lockdown. While banana bread is delicious, its dangerously...
Butternut Squash & Hazelnut Salad
Butternut Squash & Hazelnut Salad
It's the first day of October as I write. Some of the leaves are just starting to fall off the trees on the streets near our house. The air is...
Candied Lemon Peel
Candied Lemon Peel
Candied lemon is used in lots of sweet treats, one of my favourites being panettone. These don't just have to be used for cooking. They make an...
Candied Orange Peel
Candied Orange Peel
When I think of candied orange peel, I think of panettone. Absolutely wonderful ingredient to use in baking. I just used some earlier in a batch of...
Chicken Livers on Toast
Chicken Livers on Toast
Offal is often overlooked and therefore is exceptionally good value especially as its packed full of nutrients. Without a doubt, my favourite offal...
Chimichurri
Chimichurri
Chimichurri, while iconic and synonimous with Argentina and Argentine steak houses, has no set formula. It is a table sauce which is made uniquely...
Crab Mac 'n' Cheese
Crab Mac 'n' Cheese
Everyone loves a comfoting, carb filled pasta dish from time to time. My wife, a lover of tomatoes, and I often dine on divine Italian concoctions...
Crisp Yet Fluffy Roast Potatoes Every Time
Crisp Yet Fluffy Roast Potatoes Every Time
I adore a good Sunday roast. Nothing more comforting on a frigid winter afternoon. Almost more important than the...
Devils on Horseback
Devils on Horseback
While pigs in blankets are the more well known bacon wrapped bite, I feel that devils on horseback deserve to be more in the limelight.  Using...
Easy 5-Minute Hummus
Easy 5-Minute Hummus
An absolute staple and sold in vast quantities in supermarkets globally, but it is also incredibly easy to make yourself in no time at all. When...
Fresh & Zingy Cranberry Sauce
Fresh & Zingy Cranberry Sauce
Most shop bought cranberry sauces are thick, sweet and jelly/jam like, and that's ok if that's what you're after. They're often lacking one of the...
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread brings back fond memories of my childhood. Often the waft of freshly baking ginger biscuits would tempt me down the stairs to the...
Homemade Marinara Sauce
Homemade Marinara Sauce
This simple and delicious marinara sauce is a great staple. You can use this in a multitude of other recipes or just have it on a humble bowl of...
Homemade Mince Pies
Homemade Mince Pies
A traditional English spiced fruit pie that has been eaten during the Christmas season over several centuries and throughout much of...
Homemade Toffee Popcorn
Homemade Toffee Popcorn
It’s movie night and you want a quick snack. Popcorn is such a cheap and easy nibble to knock up. Personally I’m more keen on savoury options, but...
Italian Style Meatballs
Italian Style Meatballs
My take on a timeless classic. Italian style meatballs are a truly heartwarming dish. One of those warming dishes that bring warmth even on a cold...
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream
A summery twist of one of my all time favourite deserts: Lemon Meringue Pie. The tart sour lemon curd combined with sweet and crispy meringue is...
Mincemeat
Mincemeat
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies. They are a must at that time of year. In my opinion a shop bought mince pie will never cut...
Mum's Lemon Meringue Pie
Mum's Lemon Meringue Pie
I always loved it when my late grandfather was due for dinner. My mother would, more often than not, whip up his (and my) favourite...
Mum's Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding
Mum's Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding
My wife absolutely adores sticky toffee pudding and will always seek it out on every menu when we dine out. Although absolutely delicious,...
Naturally Leavened Panettone
Naturally Leavened Panettone
Probably my favourite of all Christmassy baked goods: panettone. Waking up on a cold wintery morning feels 10x better when you get to dunk a huge...
Perfect Meringues
Perfect Meringues
The Italians choose to use a hot sugar syrup, while the French stick to cold sugar; this recipe is half way between the two. By heating the...