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Oct 292016
Hamilton Squash

I went out for lunch the other day and had a very delicious stuffed butternut squash, which reminded me of a similar dish eaten many years ago courtesy of Jamie Oliver. It was so long ago, Jamie was pre-Sainsbury’s, pre-kids, pre-school lunch crusading and pre-paella controversy. Love him or hate, he does keep himself busy. […]

Apr 162013
Oven-dried Tomatoes

I am a lover of tomatoes, in all forms, but I must admit I prefer them cooked.  And yes, I was one of those people who had sun-dried tomatoes with/on everything a few years ago.  I’ve been having a play with a few suggested recipes for a sort of DIY version and wanted to share. […]

May 292012
Bloody Good Chips...

..OK, not rocket science, but my key to gorgeous home-made chips is cook ’em like roast potatoes. Preheat 1-2 tbsp of oil in a hot oven (200°C). Cut the potatoes into chunky chips (leave the skin on).  I go for anything from 1-2cm thick. Par-boil for 5-10 mins, depending on thickness, then drain, allow to […]

May 022012
Sausage Rolls

WHY have I never made these before??  They are so scrummy and, as ever, easy to make! Here’s what to do… Finely chop 2 shallots, 2 large cloves of garlic and 2 sage leaves and saute in about 20g of butter.  Then in a bowl mix it in with 450g of sausagemeat and thyme leaves (from about 4 […]