Recipe – Chilli Cheese Scotch Eggs

If I could give it all up and run my own artisan food business, I’d make scotch eggs. Absolutely my favourite snack food, gone are the days when you have to put up with soggy mass-produced versions. You can do anything with them and once you’ve tried home made it’ll be very difficult to go…

Recipe – Broccoli and Stilton Quiche (Vegetarian)

Another day another quiche! I love pastry too much to stay away from it in hot weather and quiche is a great versatile meal centre, hot or cold. Here’s my favourite vegetarian version, really good, super mature Stilton is key! To feed to up 6, you will need: 1 roll shortcrust pastry 150g tenderstem broccoli,…

Recipe – Turkey, Bacon and Cheese Burgers

This summer sun just keeps going! It’s fantastic and so I’ve been doing more BBQ recipes and experimentation. These are great, tasty burgers with less fat content than a typical beef version. For six, you will need: 500g minced turkey 4 rashers smoked bacon 100g grated mature Cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon paprika Handful flat leaf…

Recipe – Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Quiche

Summertime is a great time for quiche. And quiche doesn’t have to be bland Quiche Lorraine from a shop, it can be really fresh and full of gorgeous flavours. This is one of my favourites, it combines smokey bacon with really strong cheddar for a wonderful meal centre. To feed to up 6, you will…

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 – Asparagus, Lemon and Pecorino Pasta

I do look at a lot of the supermarket recipe cards they like to give away, for inspiration and maybe finding an ingredient I’ve never used before. I always like to try my own little twist on things so with thanks to Waitrose, here’s my version of a recent recipe from them. It makes a…

Recipe – BBQ Beef Burgers – Chilli and Cheese, Chorizo

When the sun finally comes out in the spring, it’s time to get the BBQ out, realise you didn’t clean it at the end of last summer, and after faffing about cleaning it, look forward to great food with friends and family. I use a base recipe for my own beef burgers, which you can…

Recipe – Ham & Cheese Mini Frittatas

Quick and easy ‘throw together’ family meals are a wonderful thing, especially if they use stuff you probably have knocking about. These are great kid-friendly meal centres which are easy to do and you can mix the ingredients to anything your kids like. To make 6, for 2 grown ups and 2 kids, you will…

Review – Reds True Barbecue vs. Smokestak London

My family and work colleagues will tell you my pet hate is ‘poncy crisps’. Now, I love crisps and there is nothing better than premium hand-cooked crisps that are fresh, crunchy and moreish. So if you’ve managed to make such a high quality crisp, why ruin it then with ridiculous flavours such as cream cheese…

Recipe – Cauliflower Cheese

This is one of those things that many people feel is best left to ready-meal territory; too hard to make yourself or a bit of a faff. Actually, it’s not that tricky and can easily be fitted into doing a roast. You will need: Head of cauliflower 200ml milk 25g plain flour 150g Cheddar cheese…