Honey and Mustard Roast Ham

Ham. More than just a sandwich filler. I have recently become very conscious about meat quality.  We’ve significantly reduced our meat intake and we aim to eat much less but better quality meat and ham is definitely on that list.  I am often surprised how few pre-packaged hams are NOT pre-formed and or full of…

Chinese Quick Char Siu Belly Pork (stove top)

Char Siu without roasting or BBQ’ing or waiting hours for a slow roast! This version packs a Char Siu flavour punch without the marinating and long roasting. The caramelisation comes from the honey pan fried on a moderate heat near the end of cooking, resulting in super tender pork with an amazing BBQ -like crust!…

Bunny Vanilla Butter Biscuits

Crumbly, sweet and buttery. These biscuits are really easy to make and I use them as my basic biscuit recipe and tweak as needed for the different seasons and occasions! You can let the dough rest in the fridge for 30 mins to a couple of days or even make a double batch and freeze…

Roast Pork & Apples, Crackling & Cider Gravy

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, our little family craves hearty meaty dinners – so they’re extremely pleased that Sunday roasts are back on the menu! This giant juicy roast was just the ticket a few weekends ago; bit windy, bit rainy and bit colder than we have been used to over…

Overnight Sourdough Pancakes in Grams!

Like many others, the sudden shortage of dried bakers yeast during the COVID 19 lockdown forced me to try my hand at sourdough baking (something I had been putting off for years). Seven months and many many failed attempts at a decent looking loaf later – I had a thriving sourdough starter that I refuse…

Sweet French Crepes

Proper homemade, fresh, thin and sweet french crepes are unbeatable. So much so, I have been known to eat quite a few in a row and will happily whip some up instead of a dinner! A french crepe, to me, must be freshly made, thin and I like them sweet! My default topping is pretty…

Allotment Veg, Sausage & Feta Tray Bake

It’s that time of the year (July) where allotment keepers really start to reap the rewards of all the hard graft – sometimes, and dare I moan, too many rewards! If like me you have a habit of planting far too many squash and courgette plants you’ll soon learn to incorporate them into every meal……

Creamy Martini mushrooms on toast

Martini? Yup. Extra Dry (other brands also available…). Truth be told any white boozy liquid will do. I came up with this recipe because I drank all my white wine (surprised?) not much else to it. Great as a snack, light bite or starter – mushrooms on toast are a tasty quick option. Did I…

Coconut & Almond Granola

Crunchy, sweet, vaguely healthy and most importantly currant free!! This granola is easy to make, low in refined sugars and pretty versatile – lets just say this makes it to more meals than just breakfast! If there is anything you need to know about me when it comes to food is that I hate currants…