Fettucine of beetroot with Salmon and Rocket.

You guessed it more pasta, I’m crazy about it. This time I added pureed beetroot to my dough to create the most beautiful vibrant noodles. Its really interesting adding various ingredients to doughs to compliment other elements of dishes like salmon and beetroot in this case, there is never a shortage of inspiration of what…

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…

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…

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…