Dauphinoise Potatoes

Ingredients 500ml double cream 500ml milk 3 garlic clove 8 large Potatoes 100g Gruyère cheese – I tend to use Parmesan as an alternative Seasoning   Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Tip the cream, milk and garlic into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Season with a pinch of salt – I find this teeny step the most important! Slice the potatoes very … Continue reading Dauphinoise Potatoes

Pasta! With Olives & Quick Tomato Sauce

This recipe is handy for lunch, or for the evenings, where time might not be on your side. Quick, simple and totally yummy!   Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 chicken or vegetable stock pot 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 tsp sugar Salt and Pepper to season Olives, I prefer mine whole, but serve however you prefer! Parmesan … Continue reading Pasta! With Olives & Quick Tomato Sauce

Italian Meatballs

Ingredients For the meatballs 1lb ground beef 2 eggs 1⁄4cup milk 1⁄2cup breadcrumbs 1⁄2tsp salt 1 tbsp fresh parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄2tsp fresh ground pepper ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (or parmesan), freshly grated ¼ tsp black pepper 1½ tbsp olive oil For the Sauce 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 24 oz / 700 g tomato passata, though … Continue reading Italian Meatballs

Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry

Ingredients 4 Chicken Pieces 1 Red Onion, finely chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, finely 1 thumb sized piece of Ginger, grated 1  Can Chopped Tomatoes 1 Fresh Leek, thinly sliced 2 Savoy Cabbage leaves, shredded 2oo/300ml Chicken  Stock 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper 3 Generous tsp Medium Curry Powder 1/4 Cup of blitzed nuts – Cashews, with some peanuts Seasoning (salt, pepper & sugar) … Continue reading Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry

Bolognese with an Olive difference

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 x Brown onion, finely chopped 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped 2 x Garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed if preferred 1 Celery stick, finely chopped 1 x Carrot, chopped into small pieces 450g minced beef 2 tbsp tomato paste 400g can chopped tomatoes 150ml beef stock 1 small glass of red wine Chopped olives – I tend … Continue reading Bolognese with an Olive difference

Sage & Apple Pork With Mustard Mash

Ingredients 4 x  Pork loin chops 1 tbsp sunflower oil 2 Cox apples, cored and cut into 8 segments each 2 medium onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced ½ tbsp plain flour 500ml strong dry cider 1 tbsp cider vinegar 8 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 300g cooked green beans, to serve For the mash 900g King Edward or Maris Piper potatoes 85g butter 3 tbsp … Continue reading Sage & Apple Pork With Mustard Mash

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 butternut squash, peeled and deseeded- chopped into chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 1 knob of butter 1 Brown Onion, roughly choppe 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 1 tsp dried chilli flakes 850ml hot vegetable stock 4 tbsp crème fraîche, optional fresh chilli, optional (to be used when oven cooking the squash). METHOD Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the squash into large … Continue reading Spicy Butternut Squash Soup