Slow-cooked Bean and Sausage Stew

It’s slow cooker season, oh boy!  The air is colder, the days are shorter…we need a bit of light and warmth in our lives.  Nothing quite compares to that feeling of coming home to an abode that smells as delicious as a meal that has had 8 hours to develop flavour.  Not only that, but…

Venison Sausage and Red Wine Stew

Last year I had the pleasure of working at Piebury Corner in Islington.  Among the many great pies that I fell in love with was the Venison and Red Wine.  The powerful gamey flavours of the venison partner deliciously decadently with the richness of the red wine. As with any stew this is a particularly non-prescriptive…

Beef and Barley Casserole

Pearl Barley is one of the most grossly underused carbs in the culinary world.  Its texture is comparable to a slightly more al-dente risotto rice but with a fluffier exterior.  It both provides a wonderful filler and helps thicken the sauce to a luxurious consistency.

Hash Topped Lamb Stew

Introduction We’ve already explored the beautiful, homely combination which is lamb and hashed potatoes, but time to revisit it!  Lamb packs so much flavour, and with a little wine and root veg, you have a dish that’s incredibly rich and filling.  I almost like to think of this as a variation on the Shepherd’s Pie….

Beef and Sweet Potato Hot Pot

Introduction Now, having never been to Lancashire and not having any relatives from there, I am hesitant to claim that this is in any way authentic.  It’s merely inspired by the delightfully warming meal that our friends in the North invented. The great thing with this dish is that you can substitute pretty much any…

Beef and Guinness Stew

Introduction With St. Patrick’s day just around the corner I thought what better than some beautifully boozy Beef and Guinness Stew?  Well…technically any Stout Ale will work.  This is perhaps one of the easiest, most satisfying meals you can make and SO adaptable. I do mine in the slow cooker for ultimate convenience.  Do up to step…