SLOW COOKED BLACKBERRY LAMB

It’s getting colder and it’s time to start thinking about comfort food. This meal is perfect for getting the family together around the table and the blackberries add an autumn sweetness which I love with lamb. You could call this a British style Tagine! Ingredients serves 4 half a leg of lamb (bone in) 2…

PARMESAN CHICKEN BURGERS

Parmesan chicken is a classic that is so simple yet packed with flavour. This Parmesan chicken burger is a game changer. Add that Parmesan chicken to a bun with a little rocket and it makes the tastiest burger going. No added sauce is necessary as you have that wonderful marinara covered in fresh melted mozzarella….

HARRISA HALOUMI WRAPS

I love to marinate halloumi with harrisa and serve it up with a lashing of houmous and salad all wrapped up in either flatbread or a tortilla wrap. Easy peasy! You can buy harrisa paste from every supermarket store or here is a quick and easy recipe to knock up with a pestal and mortar….

DUCK BREAST WITH SPRING ONION MASH AND A SPICY ORANGE GRAVY

This dish is super easy and packed full of flavour. Simply by using the duck fat from the frying pan, with a few small ingredients and a little orange juice, you have the most wonderful gravy to pour over that lovely duck with spring onion mash. What more could you want? Ingredients serves 4 4…

LAMB SAUSAGE ROLLS WITH PEA AND MINT DIP

This is one way to add a bit of finesse to a sausage roll! Perfect for a summers day picnic or on a platter at a buffet; spoon on a little bit of that fresh pea and mint dip to add another dimension of fresh and zingy to your pallet. They work so well and…

MUSHROOM AND GOATS CHEESE BURGER

We’ve tried our fair share of vegetarian burgers, some not quite up to scratch and yet others leaving us wanting more. After a few tweaks, we managed to get a mushroom burger that holds it’s own perfectly between that bun with maximum flavour. The perfect accompaniment was beetroot and radish to bring a match making…

CRISPY BRAN FLAKE CHICKEN GOUJONS

At first this was just an experiment, but it turned into a really great idea! Who would have thought that bran flakes could turn something so crispy and delicious, coating those tender chicken fillets like it was born to do so! Using oat flour as a first coating worked just as well as using regular…

CHILLI JAM CON CARNE

This special jam has cumin, coriander and smoked paprika which reminded me of a sweet and sticky version of Chilli con carne. As we all know, Chilli con carne is great with cheese and this jam is the ultimate cheese board edition to wow your guests! Ingredients Makes 2 500ml/17oz jars 4 large paprika peppers…

CHERRY TOMATO AND GORGONZOLA MUSHROOMS

This is a lovely side for a barbecue or can even be the the main dish with a nice salad and fries if you’re vegetarian. Gorgonzola is an amazingly creamy cheese, which packs a punch with that blue running through it. With a little olive oil and a few tomatoes an ordinary mushroom is taken…

FIG, ROSEMARY AND LIME COCKTAIL

This is a lovely, refreshing cocktail to sip in this fine summer’s weather! We can keep this one short and sweet. First you will need ice in a glass, your favourite gin (I would recommend a dry non herble one); two lime quarters (which you will squeeze into the glass and then drop in after),…

BREAKFAST TRIFLES!

This is an age old classic dessert which we have turned into an healthy alternative for breakfast. Packed with fruits, yoghurt, chia seeds and oats to keep you going until lunch time. Once left overnight, the oats and chia seeds soak up the yoghurt, turning it into a moreish creamy breakfast which will lift your…

LIME CREAM AND LEMON CURD MERINGUES

The sun is out so something light and zesty is the perfect dessert right now. This meringue is soft and light which is just how we love it! Enjoy one or even two of these delicious meringues topped off with a zesty lime cream, lemon curd and some toasted biscuit crumbs for a little crunch….