Somewhere between an ice cream and a chocolate mousse, this super-quick dessert is as versatile as it is delicious. Dress it up for a dinner party by serving it in a martini glass with a few raspberries or a rolled wafer biscuit stuck in. Feeds 8 Ingredients 600ml double cream / whipping cream 1 xContinue reading “Frozen Chocolate Mousse”
10 minutes from start to finish and you’ve got a fantastic weeknight meal. I use soft, free-standing taco shells because they are easy to stuff all at the same time, but if you’ve got crispy taco shells, flip a couple of egg cartons upside down and rack ’em up that way. Feeds 2 – 3Continue reading “Spicy Lentil Tacos”
Great for lunch, but also makes a fantastic canapé with smaller toasts. The mushrooms are roasted rather than fried, so the mixture ends up drier, and won’t make the bread soggy. The flavour of truffle really comes through – pour some glasses of Champagne and enjoy. Feeds 2 as a lunch, or 8 for canapés Continue reading “Luxury Mushrooms on Toast”
Roasting a chicken is one of the easiest things in the world to cook, and what a payoff! I roast my chickens in a cast iron pan because it goes straight on the flame afterwards to make the gravy, but any stovetop-safe roasting tray that is large enough to hold your chicken will do. I’veContinue reading “Roast Chicken and Homemade Gravy”
Flavours of the Great Canadian Caesar are slow-cooked with a brisket of beef. Rich and spicy, and nothing like any beef stew you’ve had before. The Canadian Caesar is the best drink in the world. Kind of like a Bloody Mary, only instead of tomato juice it’s Clamato juice: a briny, salty tomato and clamContinue reading “Caesar Braised Beef”
This is about as simple as it gets, but that’s what makes this soup so delicious. Unlike some of its more calorie-laden varieties (cream of, stilton, cheddar, etc.) you can really taste the broccoli, so this soup feels more like a celebration of its delicate flavour than an austere diet food. (Though it does carryContinue reading “Broccoli Soup”
I can’t remember where this recipe came from, but my mother has been cooking it for years, and by extension, so have I. People go absolutely crazy for this. It looks the business, tastes incredible and it’s really easy to make. Ingredients 3 large bulbs of garlic Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 x 125gContinue reading “Roasted Garlic and Goat’s Cheese Bruschetta”
I love Thanksgiving. No matter how long I live in the UK, I will celebrate it every year. Surrounded by lots of incredible food and the people you love, and taking a moment to be thankful for something in your life – what could possibly be better?! I’m very lucky to have friends who areContinue reading “Thanksgiving Round-Up”
A few last minute tricks to the rescue. Too salty? Add a splash of water, a good grinding of pepper and 1 tsp redcurrant jelly / a squeeze of honey. Lacking depth? Add some Worcestershire sauce and a grinding of pepper. Too thin? Keep boiling it down over a high heat, stirring often. If it’sContinue reading “Gravy SOS”
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