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

Fellow blogger and food writer Rejina is a friend of mine, and one I’ve long thought deserved a cookery book deal, so I was delighted to be sent a review copy of her first title, Gastrogeek (What to eat when you’re in a hurry, hungry or hard up). Her blog of the same name has ... 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 »

Review | Oxo Good Grips Mandolin Slicer & Angled Measuring Jug

I was recently invited to review some products from The Oxo Good Grips range. I’ve used and purchased some of the kitchen utensils before, and really like the well-designed handles, which are both easy to grip and ergonomically comfortable to hold. I chose to review their mandolin slicer and an angled measuring jug. Oxo Mandolin Slicer ... Read more »

Rich Bitter Chocolate Ice Cream

This no-churn ice cream recipe makes a fantastically dense, rich and creamy chocolate ice cream. I used very dark chocolate indeed to achieve a deliciously bitter result, but you could use a 70% chocolate to dial it back a little, if you prefer. Although it’s not much, the quarter teaspoon of coffee granules definitely comes ... Read more »