Category: Recipes

Black Pudding and Feta Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Black Pudding and Feta Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

If you’re anything like me sometimes the idea of a salad just doesn’t feel like a meal. Perhaps it’s the often lack of a carbohydrate that perpetuates this feeling or the far too often chicken Caesar everything that appears at…

Strawberry Custard Tart

Strawberry Custard Tart

I think anything custard based has to be my downfall. Oh, and crisps. And wine. And… well there are many things that constitute my culinary weaknesses but there is something incredibly luxurious, comforting and luscious about a crisp pastry tart…

Boulevardier

Boulevardier

One drink that has become hugely popular over the recent past is the Negroni, a wonderful combination of gin, Campari, and sweet red vermouth. However I’m going to continue with a bourbon based cocktail. This is essentially a take on…

Creamy Chicken Korma

Creamy Chicken Korma

Korma is a dish that we are all extremely familiar with and like many curries there are many different recipes and ideas out there pertaining to it. The main basis of the dish consists of meat or vegetables cooked in…

“Best Ever” Chilli

“Best Ever” Chilli

Authentic: of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine. What is authentic? I’ve been thinking a lot about what this means as I’ve been mulling over what to write to accompany this recipe. When it comes to food there are…

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Cocktails have experienced a resurgence of interest in the recent past. As people have become much more food conscious, the natural progression from that is to a recipe involving alcohol. This is evident in the local distilleries that are cropping…

Lamb Curry

Lamb Curry

Curry. Where do I begin? It’s like taking something like a sandwich and trying to describe the complete essence of what a sandwich is in one paragraph. There are certain conditions that exist such as bread and filling that let…

Spiced Roast Cauliflower

Spiced Roast Cauliflower

Cauliflower is such an underutilised and underrated vegetable but one with an incredible earthy, nutty flavour with enough substance to stand up against the bold spices used in this recipe. It works fantastically well with the flavours of India, while…

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Baking may sometimes seem a little daunting if we are new to it. We could very well be interested but may be overwhelmed by the prospect of a recipe that seems beyond our capabilities. The key to overcoming that is trying…

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Variety is the spice of life and likewise you could say that spice is the variety of life. There can be a certain trepidation to the word spice; many associating it with unpalatable and ferocious chilli heat. This could not…