Recipe – BBQ Beercan Chicken

How do you do a whole chicken on the BBQ? Like this! A simple rub, a can of beer and away you go. You will need: 1 medium sized whole chicken 1 standard sized can lager, half drunk 1 teaspoon each of paprika, ground cumin, chilli powder, salt and black pepper 2 tablespoon olive oil…

Recipe – Orange and Raspberry Tottenham Cake

I love finding out about almost-forgotten British food. We have such a rich culinary heritage it’s a shame many nations think we’re no good with food! The Telegraph recently ran a feature on forgotten foods and this caught my eye. Apparently invented 200 years ago in Tottenham by a Quaker baker, he made it for…

Recipe – Bacon and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Pasta bakes are the stuff of family dinner legend… kids love pasta and a bake is a great way to get really soft pasta and maximum flavour into your meal. I may be accused of being a heathen putting Chorizo in an Italian dish, but it works brilliantly and provides a very tasty meal. To…

Recipe – Turkey and Courgette Burgers

Here’s a new option for burgers for the BBQ, a lighter choice than beef burgers, made with turkey and with Italian herbs for a very Mediterranean taste. To make 4 or 5, you will need: 500g turkey mince 2 courgettes, peeled and grated 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano…

Recipe – Eggs Benedict

I absolutely love this breakfast, the ham, the eggs, the hollandaise, it’s a perfect combination and here’s my take. To serve two, you will need: 2 English muffins (shop bought or make your own using my English Muffin recipe here) 7 eggs (as fresh as possible) 120g unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the muffins…

Recipe – English Muffins

English Muffins, the name, fascinates me. They’re really a bread drop scone and it’s another little language import from our cousins in the US. But they do form the base of a lot of breakfasts, so I thought I’d give them a go. For around 10 you will need: 300g strong bread flour 150ml milk…

Recipe – Huevos Rancheros

My friend Dean wanted me to try this Mexican breakfast, he does mean gluten free pancakes so I’m hoping if I do this, he’ll let me have that recipe! This is a great breakfast which takes a little prep and but is quick to do when it comes to it, it’s full of flavour with…

Recipe – French Toast and Bacon

I’ve never really been sure how French French toast is, but my wife really likes it and we tried it with Jack, he liked it too! For each serving, you will need: 4 slices unsmoked streaky bacon 1 sliced white bread from a normal loaf or sourdough 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 25g butter 1…

Recipe – One Pan English Breakfast

I recently asked in Facebook for everyone’s favourite weekend breakfast and the lovely Tracy Harkness told me about her favourite, which is a kind of Full English in a single pan. So I thought I’d have a go! It really was simple and very yummy. Per person/serving, you will need: 4 cherry tomatoes, halved Around…

Recipe – Courgetti Ragu with Sauté Potatoes

I’ve been experimenting with meat-free meals which don’t scrimp on flavour and texture. I’d also never tried ‘courgetti’ which is all the rage, a spiralised courgette that looks like spaghetti. So I gave it a go! This is a great meal the family will enjoy and happens to be vegan too. To feed two adults…