Lemon Salted Straw Potatoes

I think salt has been given a bad reputation recently, with the fashion of healthy eating. Do not let this put you off however! Last night I cooked up surf and turf, and added a few different accompaniments – My recently uploaded Chimichurri Sauce being one of them. I find lemon salt helps to compliment the fresh flavours of seafood, adding a citrus note whilst seasoning the … Continue reading Lemon Salted Straw Potatoes

Steak & Chimichurri Sauce

a mixture of several things in no particular order Ingredients 1 Small bunch flat leaf parsley (store bought portion size) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp diced red onion, finely diced 1/2 tsp dried oregano (optional) 1/2 tsp black pepper, by taste Season to taste – Salt Directions Blend the parsley … Continue reading Steak & Chimichurri Sauce

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

Victoria Sponge with Butter Cream Frosting

Today was my granny’s birthday, so as a little something yummy… I decided to make her a cake! Ingredients 200g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 200g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 medium eggs 200g self-raising flour For the filling 100g butter, softened 140g icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Dessertspoon Milk Strawberry or Raspberry Jam  Sugar paste flowers, icing … Continue reading Victoria Sponge with Butter Cream Frosting

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ingredients 1 1/2 Cups of Plain Flour (all purpose) 1 Sweet Potato 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg 1 tbsp Honey Butter, to grease the pan Milk Things You’ll Need: Frying pan, Spatula Method Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan of boiling water, and cook until tender, around 20 minutes – You can microwave the potato for 3-4 minutes if … Continue reading Sweet Potato Pancakes