A turkey isn't just for Christmas. It's for all year round.
That was the message put out by the British Turkey board. Headed up by Paul Kelly - a good Essex boy - me and a bunch of others were entertained as a guest of Cyrus Todiwala to help promote the use of turkey throughout the year. Cyrus was an affable host, preparing dinner and chatting away. We were … Continue Reading ››
This was completely inspired to the ideas I'd been absorbing from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals. Keeping a few pans on the go, everything cooked separately and brought together, powerful spices to give the flavours a kick... It's exactly in keeping with the way some of the Jamie recipes work.
I do have one ingredient in there I'm not convinced Jamie would approve of... frozen mince and onion. But I can't ignore the time-saving this offers me.
If' I'd have had coriander leaf to scatter on top, it … Continue Reading ››
I'd been treated to a big lunch and knew I wouldn't want a full dinner. But what to have? On the walk home from the station I got a craving for cheese scones. A hot scone or two with a little butter melting on them... yes!
When I got in there was a little package of cheese waiting for me from Joseph Heler
. It was "Red Leicester with Authentic Indian Chutney", traditional English cheese flavoured … Continue Reading ››
Another year, another royal celebration, another round of special dishes by Heston Blumenthal
. Following last year's trifle to commemorate the royal wedding
, this year Heston produced a panoply of picnicky treats. I've had a stab at one here: Diamond Jubilee Chicken.
I'm really not a fan of coronation chicken
, the dish originally commissioned for the Queen's coronation. For me … Continue Reading ››
I've made variations on this before, but the one killer ingredient I've added here that I wanted to shine a spotlight on is nigella seeds. I saw a Tweet from the excellent @pearcafe
, and thought the addition of nigella seeds to their soup of the day was inspired. So I threw some into this stew and it was ace. Thanks 'E'! I've never been to Bristol but if I do Continue Reading ››