Slow Cooker Bolognese

The slow cooker is out again and, honestly, I can’t think of a better recipe for it.  Growing up, Spag Bol was always a quick 20 minute dinner, and that was fine.  As I grew older, however, I learned that the secret ingredient to any stew dish – and particularly Bolognese – is time.  Slow, gentle cooking…

Pork, Cider and Sage Lasagne

Total Cooking Time:  90 minutes – 2 hours Do not adjust your monitors, yes what you are seeing there is a very radioactive shade of green atop this lasagne.  Fear not, that is the product of melting the cheese known as ‘Sage Derby,’ and it certainly brings this dish alive.

Mushroom and Bacon Stuffing

Ahh, stuffing – what would a Sunday roast be without you?  Or Christmas dinner?  Or those guilty pleasure stuffing and gravy sandwiches I used to make at 3am… Stuffing is, of course, a conundrum – arguably one of the tastiest parts of the dish, does it function as a mere filler to the meat or…

Pretentious Ham, Egg and Chips (with a Pea Purée)

Ham, Egg and Chips is a staple of British pub food and simple home cooking in Britain.  Quick, easy and satisfying…so I thought how can I make this needlessly complicated and overthought?  Fact remains that this dish was absolutely delicious, very filling and visually gorgeous.  Definitely a fun one for when you’re entertaining dinner guests.

Smoky Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken (Quick Lunch)

  Introduction I’ve seen similar recipes to this written in countless magazines and food posts but I’ve always found it to be too dry.  After a bit of thought, I’ve come up with a few tricks to help even out the chicken-filling ratio and stop this rich dish from being such a chore!  Follow my…

Honey Roast Cider Ham

  This is one of those delightful recipes which requires very little work and can just bubble along in the background whilst you go about your daily life.  In terms of timing, I find it best to do steps 1-4 at night, then begin the cooking process in the morning before work and sure enough,…

Sweet Lemon and Mustard Chicken

Introduction I’ll start with the obvious – it’s not the prettiest meal in the world.  A thick sauce of pastels over a roasted chicken breast is never going to win prizes for presentation, but the taste is wonderful.  The key adaptive element here is sweetness – if you enjoy the sharpness of mustard then you…