Marvellously Moreish Cheesey Bacon Muffins


One of the first people I followed when I joined the Twittersphere seven months ago was Rebecca @EnglishMum. Shes a cook and a very fine one at that and so I thought: Who better to ask for a recipe that combines two of my favourite foodstuffs: cheese and bacon. In a muffin? I nagged, I … Read more

Simplest Slow-Cooked Gammon Ever


This slow cooked gammon recipe is, without a shadow of a doubt, the easiest and most effective thing I have ever cooked, producing soft, succulent, flaking hunks of ham, with enough leftover to make sandwiches for a family picnic. 1 gammon joint, weighing approx. 2 kg Er, thats it 1. Take gammon out of wrapper … Read more

Leftover Turkey Curry (and more ideas for Christmas leftovers)


  CHRISTMAS NUTS AND VEG CURRY Serves: 4 1 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil1/4 of the onion, garlic and ginger base mixture1 tsp turmeric1 tsp paprika1 tsp grated ginger1/2 tsp mild chilli powderLeftover carrots, chopped into chunksLeftover cauliflower, cut into florets1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped1 x 400g can of chickpeas, drained100g leftover mixed Christmas … Read more

One Pot Wonders Cowboy Pork and Beans


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-ha, its dinner time, cowboys and girls. This weeks Recipe Shed theme is One Pot Wonders and ahve-a-got-me-a-dang-good-cotton-pickin recipe for you to try. Pork and beans is a hearty classic. You could, of course, just get some baked beans and sausages in a tin. Fine. Its a free country. But have a go at my … Read more

#RecipeShed: Slow Cooker Pork Vindaloo


On a cold winters night, what we all need is a bit of fire. And there is nothing more fiery than a vindaloo. Actually, even though this dish delivers on heat, its more subtle than the ring-stingers you get served in your local Indian. The garlic and chillies become sweet and deep with slow cooking. … Read more

Roasts Six Hour Aromatic Shoulder of Pork


I could have posted half a dozen recipes for this weeks Recipe Shed. A roast dinner is as important to Sunday to us as feathers on a chicken. Come to think of it, I rather like my chicken sans feathers. But Im not plumping for a fine-featherless friend this week. Instead, Ive chosen this sensational … Read more

Lemon & Garlic Chicken with Chorizo Sausage

Well, here we are on week 4 of the Recipe Shed. Its had a great response and I hope more of you will join in, either by sharing or cooking the recipes posted by fellow Linkers. The theme for this week is SAUSAGES so Ill get the ball rolling with this incredibly simple dish that … Read more

Jamie Olivers Italian Sausage Pasta with Swiss chard

Swiss chard recipes Jamie Oliver

Swiss chard recipes Jamie Oliver This is a stunning Saturday night or midweek treat, inspired by Jamie Oliver. The key is the quality of the sausagemeat. Ingredients: 2 tsp fennel seeds2 dried red chillies, crumbledolive oil1 onion, finely chopped3 garlic cloves, finely sliced6 Italian or Cumberland sausages, skins removed and discarded1 tsp dried oreganoWineglass of … Read more

How to cook pork medium-rare using Iberico pork presa


I always avoid the more expensive cuts of pork especially tenderloin, loin and loin chops  – because their lack of fat leaves them as dry as a sandpaper doormat. Instead, Ive always plumped for the cheaper cuts, such as shoulder and belly, which require long, slow cooking to break down the collagen connective tissues and … Read more