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!
Gently massage a shoulder of pork with spices and slow cook until it falls off the bone … there’s nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon.
Get all your greens in a mouthful.
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.
When that cold wind blows, reach for the soup pot!
Here’s a good one – looks like lots of ingredients, but it is basically measure or chop … you know the drill.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Tomatoes – baked until bursting with their own sweet juices.
Get stuffing – PUMPKINS!
Pomegranate molasses adds an intriguing sweet spicy flavour and hint of sourness that lifts this lamb filling out of the ordinary.
Don’t add anything else to this salad, nor leave anything out. Just make it and eat it and let yourself be seduced.
Introducing my roast pumpkin and pear salad – possibly one of the most delicious combinations of fruit and veg ever.
There’s plenty to write about pears, and I’ve already done it, so click the link if you want to find out about choosing, storing and preparing them. And check out the different varieties. What I’m showing off here are some great ideas of what to do with pears. I love them with blue cheese and […]