Category Archives: food

february round-up

February's a short month but there's still lots of bits and bobs to catch up on. It was a disastrous month in the life of a food blogger, as both my Internet and my oven broke. Challenging times! Here's a few light bites that saw me through: New York Bakenew york bakery bagels duory Co. Mini bagels: oh man, I couldn't get enough of these Duo 50 wholemeal / 50 white flour recipe. Super-savoury, very moreish and great with ham and cream cheese. I also had some … 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 ››
ultimate cheese scones

ultimate cheese scones

ultimate cheese scones Cheese scones remind me of my sister; back in my childhood it seems like she'd always rustled some up. Her best addition was to mix grated cheese in with butter as a filling! So bad, but so good. That recipe - I think from an ancient Marks and Spencer Seventies baking book - is a great place to start on my ultimate cheese scones. I often come back to making them as a comfort bake. Amidst the deluge of rain there was a rare sunny … Continue Reading ››
lamb & potatoes boulangere

l & p (lamb & potatoes)

lea & perrins lamb & potatoes

This recipe is a take on a boulangere, potatoes simmered in stock. Made with leftover roast lamb coated in Lea & Perrins what else could I call it but "L&P", lamb & potatoes. It could be made just as well with beef and slipping a few bits of veg in there wouldn't go amiss. I served mine with peas in mint butter, and a blob of pickled red cabbage. I'm not sure I don't ever have a bottle of Lea … Continue Reading ››