Category Archives: All Food


Bacon chops with whisky soaked prunes

Last weekend the husband and I picked up some smoked pork chops from Manchester’s Castlefield Market. Keen to try something new with them I found a recipe for a raisin sauce where you soak the raisins in water for 24 hours  before cooking. I didn’t have any


Toad in the hole

Another Nigel Slater recipe this was surprisingly easy and bloody delicious. Ingredients 2 free-range eggs 125g/4½oz plain flour 150ml/5fl oz milk mixed with 150ml cold water 1 level tbsp grain mustard salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 fat, herby pork sausages 100g/3½oz thinly sliced prosciutto, pancetta, Serrano ham or thin streaky bacon 3


Sausages with carrot mash

I feel a little guilty adding this as a ‘recipe’ given that there was limited cooking involved, but as it tasted delicious I’ve decided to let myself off the hook. Ingredients 6 x good quality sausages 6 x carrots chopped 1 x chilli chopped A


Bacon chops with pan fried cabbage and apple

This recipe is from Nigel Slater. One of my favourite TV chefs due to his style of making simple ingredients taste bloody delicious. This one was no exception. Ingredients 2  x bacon chops 4 x juniper berries 1/2 tsp sea salt 3 x black peppercorns A few thyme leaves 1/2

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Lazy brunch

It’s hard to beat a good Sunday brunch. With a hangover it leaves you feeling almost human again, without you feel quite virtuous and deserving of the yummy goodness. This recipe works both ways. Ingredients 2 x large(ish) potatoes cut into chunks (or a handful


Pork vindaloo

Although simple to make, this one takes a bit longer to prepare, so save it for the weekend, you deserve a treat! Ingredients 1kg trimmed pork shoulder or neck fillet chunked 1 onion large chopped 2 x garlic cloves chopped 2 x green chillies chopped


Sweet and spiced glazed ham

The next of many festive recipes! This one’s become a tradition, served on Christmas eve with cocktails. My husband makes this one, so I can’t claim any credit. I do enjoy eating it though! Ingredients 2kg mild-cure gammon joint 1 onion, peeled and halved 2