Steak with Triple Cooked Chips and Proper Peppercorn Sauce.

Steak is always a treat to eat and today I thought I would make it extra special by making a proper peppercorn sauce with brandy and green peppercorns accompanied with some amazing triple cooked chips. I saw the chips made by a chef called Tom Kerridge you might have heard of him, lovely bloke. He…

Making use of scraps.

When preparing broccoli I sometimes save the stalks to make a delicious soup or veloute otherwise they would be thrown out. They are full of flavour and you wouldn’t know the florets themselves hadn’t been used. Today I made broccoli and Stilton, one of my favorites and very warming on a chilly day. Broccoli and…

World Pasta Day?

Ok apparently its world pasta day today, I never realised there was such a thing and why didn’t anyone tell me? I only just missed national curry week recently! So anyway after a long day I came home and decided to do a post about some basic pasta shapes to celebrate this spaghetti fest. With…

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Gouda and Apple Slaw.

I first made this around 5 years ago, the pub I worked at had an outdoor smoker so I was often out there doing proper barbeque and other smoked delights. I never made apple slaw though so thought id give it a try with the pork today, we all know about pork and apples right?…

Proper Spaghetti Carbonara.

Yes more pasta. I have made a lot of it recently which may have been reflected in my earlier posts, I am very passionate about it and the mind really does boggle at the thought of how many things you can actually do with the egg and flour mixture. I read a book the other…

Burger Saturdays.

Ah one of my favourites but banned from eating them now with this diet business, having one today as a one off. I lost over a stone now so have to make sure its definetly a one off. Here we go. Double bacon cheese burger for one ingredients: 250g minced beef chuck (approx. 20% fat…

A quick soup at work.

Rushing around at work today, shedloads of Friday prep to do I managed to make a nice pumpkin soup to suit the season. Curried pumpkin soup, serves 6 or keeps in the fridge a few days. Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin 1 white onion 2 carrots 2 sticks celery 1.5 litre good vegetable stock 1/2 tablespoon…