Miso glazed salmon with Japanese rice

This miso-glazed salmon is quickly becoming a firm favourite of mine. It’s speedy to make, delicious to eat and just as good for cold for lunch the next day. When it comes to quick cooking salmon is a dream and although delicious cooked as it is it’s ability to speedily absorb marinades gives you so…

Black pudding carbonara

I have a confession to make; when I made this a couple of months ago it was my first ever time making a carbonara and only my third time eating one. The first two had been courtesy of Carluccio’s and both had been horrible, I mean truly awful. I had my first after day two at a…

Teriyaki salmon with stir-fried sprouts

I’m a bit of a sucker for sprouts.. I may well have sent an excited snap chat to my fellow sprout lovers when I saw my first lot back in November. I just can’t get enough of them. So when I found purple sprouts I’m happy to admit that I was far more excited than…

My favourite bolognese

I think that sometimes the simplest things done incredibly well make the biggest impact. That’s why I’m posting this bolognese. One simple trick turns ordinary mince into something extraordinary. Bake your mince! Don’t fry it. Bake it. Sounds weird I know- I saw the idea in Tom Kerridge’s book but then when he explained it it…

Chicken and chorizo paella

Disclaimer: this is not an authentic paella. I am fully aware that paellas do not traditionally include chorizo. After the uproar surrounding Jamie Oliver’s pig featuring paella I considered changing the name of this to chicken and chorizo rice pot, but then I thought why? I’m not sure any of my 28 twitter followers will…

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Chorizo, rosemary and tomato tagliatelle

So here I go, the first of my Supermarket Suppers. It’s a super quick and simple pasta dish and makes a supper (or weekend lunch) for these chilly Spring days. Everything came from the Sainsburys Local on our way back from church, it took about 20 minutes to prepare and cook and the washing up…

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Port braised rolled lamb

I’m not sure I should be sharing this. I’m not convinced I should be letting on just how simple it is to make! But as so many people have asked I thought I ought to… Plus as it’s unbelievably delicious and really rather simple to make so the more people cooking it the better! I’ve made this port…

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Venison and squash tagine

Forget Jamie’s 30 minute meals, fast cooking for me is all about casseroles, curries and tagines; cooked in the time it takes to find and boil the peas. Certainly faster than calling for a takeaway. Well almost. It would be more accurate to say reheats in the time it takes find and boil the peas….

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Chicken with orange, fennel and pomegranate

Sitting at home, in the kitchen, in the playroom, in the spare bedroom, in my room and anywhere else that there’s space are cook books. I have cook books everywhere. But how many of these cookbooks have been used more than once or twice? How many of the recipes I eyed up when in the…

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Fiery chipotle beef brisket

With Thursday marking the start of Great British Beef Week what else could possibly feature on today’s post?! Beef it is. Maybe I am bias, having spent my childhood summers on our family’s cattle farm in Scotland, but British beef is fantastic! Cows have been kept on our brilliant little island for over 6,000 years,…