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Charred Spring Onion and Butterbean Dip

Charred Spring Onion and Butterbean Dip

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… The HUMMUS KILLER! OK, so that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but I am definitely completely in love with this dip I’ve created. So much so, I’ve banished the half eaten tub of hummus lurking in my […]

Garlic Mayonnaise

Garlic Mayonnaise

Making mayonnaise is something I’ve always wanted to try but I’ve always been a little scared of it… I’m sure you’ve seen on TV that chefs all talk of the horrors of split mayonnaise and there are so many tips on how to ‘rescue’ it […]

Posh Mushrooms on Toast

Posh Mushrooms on Toast

Yep, you read the title of this post correctly! I’m going to show you a knockout recipe for the old favourite of mushrooms on toast. With the addition of bacon, garlic, herbs and a dash of creme fraiche the humble dish of mushrooms on toast […]

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

I love lamb shanks. Not just because they’re completely delicious but also because they make the perfect dinner party dish. One shank is a fairly generous portion for one guest and left on the bone it looks very impressive when served. A few simple accompaniments […]

Mushroom Pâté

Mushroom Pâté

It’s good to be back! Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet over the festive period but it has been manic for us. We had 9 over for Christmas dinner in our little house and I think I’ve been recovering from the ordeal ever since. It […]

Simple Garlic Root Mash

Simple Garlic Root Mash

I am so over mashed potato. In times gone by, I’d have had it with just about every meal. I loved the stuff! But now I’m a little older, I need something a bit less bland than potatoes with some butter and milk. So, I […]

Garlic Mushroom Soup

Garlic Mushroom Soup

Lunches at work are a problem for me. I lost around 3 stone towards the end of 2013, so in an attempt to maintain that loss I’m trying to eat healthily and cut out unnecessary calories where possible. It’s so easy to pop out to […]

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

I like to think of Hummus as the Marmite of the Middle East. People I talk to about it either love it, or they detest it. Of course, there are always some people who will say they don’t feel strongly about it, but I’m never […]