Kavey’s Chicken Tarragon Pasta Bake

Do you ever envisage a new dish in your head, hoping it will be as delicious as you imagine? And when you make it, it’s even better? I can’t pretend it’s something that happens all the time – more often there are tweaks to be made… or rarely, the idea is quietly binned and never ... Read more »

Picanha (Rump Cap) Steaks with Port & Stilton Cream Sauce

Ask an Argentinian or Brazilian to recommend their favourite cut of beef and there’s a good chance they’ll choose picanha. Most commonly it’s barbequed or grilled, and is a core churrascaria menu item. With it’s thick layer of fat comes lots of flavour, and it’s tender too. Yet this prized South American cut is one ... Read more »

Gastrogeek’s Amazing Roasted Aubergine Macaroni Cheese

In this recipe from Rejina Sabur-Cross’ book, Gastrogeek, macaroni cheese is given a facelift with the unexpectedly delicious addition of smoky roasted aubergine, smoked cheddar and smoked paprika. To say we liked the recipe is an understatement! Not only did the textures and flavours of the dish come together to create a whole that was ... Read more »

Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Ice Cream (No Churn, No Machine)

I love Jelly Belly Jelly Beans.   I can’t remember a time when I’ve not loved them, having come across them in the USA during childhood trips. I didn’t know their history until now, though. The company that makes them was born back in 1869, when two German brothers emigrated to America and set up ... Read more »

Easy Caramelised Onion & Potato Dauphinoise Recipe

Easy Caramelised Onion and Potato Dauphinoise Recipe

Since learning the recipe for super Easy Potato Dauphinoise at a Waitrose cookery school class many years ago, we’ve made these quick and delicious potatoes many, many times. Thinking about possible variations, I started imagining the addition of onions. From onions, it’s not a big leap to caramelised onions… But caramelising onions properly, still they are ... Read more »