Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Owing to an unfortunate case of phone-theft, I sadly only have one photo of this meal.  Fortunately, it was of the finished product.  Due to this I’ll break trend and be a LITTLE more specific with measurements.  Show much go on! The balance of flavours in this dish is very important; the acidic, slightly bitter…

Black Pudding Scotch Eggs

Introduction Now, whilst this may sound like one of the driest coatings in the world, that’s why we use the pork mince – it adds moisture and loosens the texture without detracting from the flavour of the black pudding. And I’m aware the ingredients list for this is substantially smaller than usual – I would…

Mushroom-Cream Potato Cakes

    Introduction Potato cakes are a fantastically filling starter, but it’s easy for them to feel bland – they are essentially just mashed potato, after all.  The addition of mushrooms and cream really helps this dish go down a treat. I grill these because I find it helps the breadcrumb coating stay on better,…

Goats Cheese Stuffed Squash

    Introduction Who doesn’t love a good Butternut Squash?  You?  If so, please kindly leave this blog post.  Excellent, just us good people are here now.  This dish works well as a filling main for one, or a starter for two.  Though it may not be the prettiest dish, it offers a well balanced…

Crostinis

Introduction Not going to lie to you – this is just posh toast, but they work fantastically as appetizers or hors d’ouevres; a wonderful way to start a dinner party so the guests aren’t antsy awaiting the first real course. Here are just a few suggestions for what you can do – not recipes so…

Chorizo and Red Wine Tapas

Introduction For some reason it took until 6 months ago for us to finally try tapas, and boy were we missing out!  So many choices, so much flavour and the joy of mixing and matching.  This, however, is our favourite tapas dish and it is so insanely easy, yet as rich and voluptuous side dish as there…