It’s officially winter, and that means that colds and flu are doing the rounds. So we reach to our comfort foods to make us feel better, and some of us go for the hearty sumptuous meals, and some even reach for the sugar! This isn’t a good idea when you’re suffering from a virus, as sugar can impact your immune system. The best way forward … Continue reading Recipe | Hearty, Healthy Soup To Kick That Cold Into Touch!
Ingredients 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 tbsp coarsely grated ginger 2 garlic cloves, sliced ½ tsp ground nutmeg 850ml vegetable stock 500g carrot, (preferably organic), sliced Fresh Parsley – To garnish Method Heat the oil in a large pan, and on a low heat, add the onion, ginger and garlic, and fry for 5 mins until starting to soften. Stir in the nutmeg and … Continue reading Recipe | Carrot & Ginger Soup
Now if you are a regular reader of my social media channels, you’ll know im all about a good brew. However, I do have a slight sensitivity to caffeine, but even so it’s still nice to try a change! The summer months are here, and although the pimm’s, g&t’s and elderflower fizzy are pretty amazing, it’s sometimes just nice to kick back, watch a movie … Continue reading Review | Barley Cup
Ingredients 1 block puff pastry 100 (31/2oz) chocolate, finely chopped – whatever type you prefer 1 medium egg, lightly beaten Method Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan). Lightly dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out the pastry to a rough rectangle. Cut the pastry into three equal strips length ways, then cut each strip into four equal pieces to make smaller rectangles. … Continue reading Pain Au Chocolat
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
INGREDIENTS 2 celery sticks, thickly sliced 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 Carrots, sliced 5 bay leaf 3 sprigs thyme 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp tomato purée 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 beef stock cube, crumbled 850g stewing beef, diced METHOD Using slow cooker In a frying pan, fry off the onion, carrots and celery, before adding to the … Continue reading Hearty Beef Stew
I N G R E D I E N T S Serves 4 4 onions, cut into thin wedges 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 8 sausages 1 tsp of finely chopped thyme 1 small glass of white wine 300ml / ½ pint chicken stock 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Optional – finely sliced spring onion (for mash) For the mash 900g/2lb potatoes, peeled and chopped into equally sized … Continue reading Bangers & Mash, With Onion Gravy
C A N D L E S! I LOVE having candles everywhere in my home. I feel it really sets the tone and mood with something so, so simple! No one likes a stinky house either!! 😀 I realise not everyone likes coffee, but for those of you who do… This really is a very inexpensive and simple way of adding a little comfort … Continue reading Subtle Coffee