Ha! This is really just a fancy-pants casserole with a pastry lid on!
Golden and gorgeous – best chicken pie filling ever!
Quick ‘n spicy pasta for dinner? Yep!
Soft fluffy buttermilk pancakes will have them coming back for more.
Cool days and nights where you are? A mug of smoked fish chowder will see you right.
Does black barley sound like it has been charred or smoked? Has it? Nope. It’s barley pretty well in its natural state with just the outer skin removed.
There’s a bit of action with pots and pans required for this dish, but it’s pretty easy to do none-the-less.
Cooking pears in a slow cooker produces a perfect result – you’ll never go back to poaching pears once you try it.
Comfort food in a bowl – barley pilaff is great with a roast chicken, but it’s also pretty good on its own!
How to make tamarillos taste amazing!
A sprinkle of spicy chorizo crumb gives Ilaria’s soup a bit of oomph!
Try this on a chilly night – it’ll warm you down to your boots!
Easy peel mandarins are the perfect snack anytime.
When you get bored with Brussels sprouts, turn them into a salad. This is delicious, I kid you not.
I make these in a slow cooker, but you could cook them slowly in a deep heavy-based casserole. Oh, and these are exquisite by the way.
Yep. It’s a humdinger of a pie.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Not here! Something much more exciting!
Nip Nip Nip …yep forest floor activity all around, mushrooms popping up, time to grab some!
Learn everything you need to know about mushrooms right here.
Sometimes I yearn for something hot and cheesy, all sort of melty and dribbly. Any old mushrooms on toast won’t do. I’m after the no-compromise, flavour-packed, cheesy, melty richer-than-rich version. Yeah. Brilliant. Just make these, you’ll have no regrets.
Whoa, steady on! This is rich, as in old-fashioned Frenchified rich, dripping with cream.
This is the dish when you need something you can make in advance, that can stretch to feed more mouths (just make it hotter and serve with more rice!), that is easy to reheat, but importantly, that blows away the cold and warms you right down to your toes.
Crisp, crunchy, nutty, tangy, all the elements to excite your palate before a fancy-pants dinner.
Peas, pasta, parmigiano, pomodori …all great stuff!
A finger food that’s hard to resist.
Lunch or just a munch – this’ll hit the spot!