Spaghetti Bolognese

Todays recipe is a retro classic reminiscent of my childhood in the 70s. My mum had a love of all things Italian and was using garlic and olive oil long before it was trendy. Ill admit it I used to cheat and use pasta sauce in a jar to speed things up, That is until…

Creamy Colcannon

Colcannon is one of my favourite side dishes. So much so that I would happily eat this on its own straight from the pan!! Its origins are decidedly Irish, although my version makes a nod to the Northern Irish champ, which focusses on Spring onions rather than cabbage. You could also add in chopped bacon…

Apples and Pears Crumble

Today has been all about comfort food. I had some pears and apples that weren’t going to get eaten so thought it was about time I made my apples and pears crumble Its a traditional crumble, so named not just because its made with apples and pears but also because one hefty portion, served with…

Cheeky Chicken Chasseur

It’s rapidly approaching autumn and although the weather so far has been really good, today its raining and so i thought, as its Sunday, I’d mix up our traditional Sunday roast and make chicken chasseur. The advantage of this is that hubby will eat more of this dish and I will have leftovers for work….

Practically Perfect Poached Eggs

From what I’ve seen around the internet poaching an egg is one of those things that people seem to find hardest to master. Even my mother finds poaching eggs difficult – no matter how many times Ive shown her how to do it. In multiple forums over the years I have read about various methods,…

Chorizo and Butterbeans in Port

This recipe is at the same time the most satisfying and the most simple entertaining nibble I have in my arsenal. If you ever have friends pop in unannounced and need something delicious and yet easy to prepare then you need this dish, which I served last week alongside a cheeseboard, some dips and sliced…

Rice Pudding in a Pressureking Pro

The Dazzler requested a Pressure King Pro for his birthday as he likes stews and loves the idea of cooking them quickly. The Power of TV Informercials in the middle of the night obviously works!! When reading through the recipe book I was presently surprised (but not a little bit sceptical) that you could make…

Flabulous Yorkshire Puddings – every time

Jamie Oliver saved me from crap Yorkies several years ago. Before I was under the misapprehension that Yorkie mix was the same as pancake mix but I was soooo wrong. This always left me with flat doughy, puddings that were frankly an embarrasment. Jamie’s recipe is so simple and honestly works for me every time….

Too Easy to be true Real Chips

For years I avoided making real deep fried chips.  I grew up with horror stories of wet tea-towels, chip pans that melted and a whole host of other things that can go wrong. That is till about 5 years ago when Nigella changed my life forever. Since then Ive been able to make perfect chips…

Green Veg Noodles for one in minutes

Ever got home from work and couldnt be bothered to cook? Does Hungryhouse mention you in its tweets? Does Alexa recognise your JustEat orders before you even ask? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then I may just have a recipe that will save you at least a tenner!!! I got…

Cauliflower Cheese

I’ll let you into a secret – I am not a fan of cauliflower – it started in childhood and whilst other foods have become something i now happily eat I will never choose Cauli.  I do however, thanks most to my hubby, have a secret craving for Cauliflower cheese whenever I have roast chicken….

Happy Brighton Pride everyone

I hope everyone has the most FLABULOUS time this weekend. Ill be there, blowing my whistle, cheering everyone along and enjoying far too much Vodka and Redbull 🙂