Category Archives: Recipes

Polenta and smoked trout

The weather is definitely still cold enough to warrant indulging in winter warmers. If you’re after a wholesome dish and would like a change from pasta, rice and other starches, look no further than polenta. An Italian classic, polenta is … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks and Lentils

Lamb shanks are definitely up there in my top 5 winter dishes. You get the beautifully braised lamb shank which should be falling right off the bone. You also usually get a rich glistening sauce that you can slurp off … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Curd

I don’t have a great deal of experience making desserts which is a shame, because I sure love eating them. Searching youtube for inspiration, I came across this video and decided I would try my hand at chocolate mousse. The … Continue reading

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Shortcrust Savoury Tarts

It’s been too long between meals, time to roll up the sleeves and get this blog going again! Cooking with pastry is something that has always eluded me so I thought I would try and tackle one of the basics … Continue reading

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Beef Jerky

Who would have thought that something which was originally intended as a method of preserving and transporting meats in the absence of refrigeration would become such a delicious modern day treat? The process of drying meat can be traced back … Continue reading

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