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…

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…

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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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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,…