Category Archives: beef

enjoying spaghetti bolognese

spaghetti elvedenese

spaghetti bolognese elveden forest style Some of the best meals come when your hands are tied; everyone's hungry and you just have to work with what you've got. I had this recently whilst on holiday at Center Parcs Elveden Forest. Worn out from trekking, swimming and climbing, the troops needed fuel! We've been to this village several times over the years and never failed to have an amazing time. We have kids separated in age by 9 years. This presents it's own challenges which is well … Continue Reading ››
sous vide ox cheek kebab with houmous and pitta

sous vide ox cheek kebabs with houmous and red pepper salsa

donald russell ox cheek ready for sous vide Ox cheek can be an acquired taste. A great big slab of meat that can be quite irony and offally. Someone that doesn't need convincing is our Kavey, who can wax on the subject for hundreds of words. If you haven't joined the army of converts, maybe this sous vide ox cheek recipe will change your mind. As the English weather warms up we turn our attention to grilled and barbecued food. A strong, charred piece of meat, … Continue Reading ››

roasted beef roasties

roasted beef roasties albert bartlett innovator actifry chips We've just seen the back of national chip week for another year! That's the excuse you needed to have chips tonight sorted then. In celebration of this auspicious occasion, Albert Bartlett sent me some Innovator potatoes to try out. They're a floury general-purpose type so I cooked 'em a bunch of ways. My favourite were these beef dripping-soaked gold nuggets which lit up the Sunday roast. They made … Continue Reading ››
tom kerridge salt beef bagels

salt beef bagels

tom kerridge salt beef brisket I've been enjoying Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food, a series where the affable chef cooks some of his favourite dishes. It's got some great ideas and tips, and a decent range. I don't think anything's going to top the brisket from the first episode, a sandwich piled high with pickles and other goodies. "You can buy salt beef, but I've made my own" got my attention. The Tom Kerridge salt beef was thick and flaky so I … Continue Reading ››