Lemon Tart.

Another one of my favorites (I have lots of them) this one is dear to me as my grandmother used to make them often back when I was a boy, I was always excited when she would present me with a plate of small pastries she had made, there was lemon tart, jam tart, coconut…

Double Chocolate Cheesecake.

No baking, quick to make, extremely rich and heavy this is one of my favorite desserts, I have made many many different varieties but this one is up there with the best. It is definitely something you should only eat once in a while as the calories are through the roof, it used to be…

Beef Bourguignon.

A classic French casserole dish. Smoky pancetta, sweet shallots, earthy mushrooms, fruity red wine¬† and rich beef, absolutely beautiful. One of those dishes you can throw in a pan or casserole dish and forget about for a while it is a definite winner for these cold nights. I believe it was a peasant dish in…

Arancini.

As promised in my last post here is a clever idea for using up leftover risotto, arancini. This is an absolute treat, a dish I have served in various different ways, stuffed with different cheeses, meats or ragu it is fantastic every time. Arancini are stuffed deep fried balls of risotto rice, I have seen…

Saffron Risotto.

Risotto, the versatile savory rice dish, amazing. Another Italian dish that can be done in so many ways and paired with many meats, fish and vegetables. The first one I ever made was a vegetarian risotto of goats cheese and butternut squash, the sour goats cheese worked in harmony with the sweet honey like squash…