Honest Burger Night

Pink burgers, and (according to @jayrayner1) edible crystal meth @honestburgers last night! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ฏ . I was kindly invited to a Meat and Potato night at Honest Burgers in Manchester, we met the two co-founders of the business, who entertainingly told us all about how they have built thier chain up from a small kitchen I…

Chinese Aubergine’s and Onion’s with Egg Fried Rice

This was a dish I made as I had a craving for Chinese flavours, all I had was aubergine’s and onions, so that’s what I used. It made for a great combination in the end. Making sure the veggies had that dark char was really important. All in all this dish has every thing, it’s…

Chickpea and Lentil Daal

The recipe for this curry is just some quick, after work, thing I made up but it turned out to be a delicious, morish tea that felt like quite a treat. Ingredients 1tin of chickpeas, about a cup of red lentils, a tablespoon of good quality Madras curry paste, 1 chopped onion, 2 large garlic…

Summer Salmon and Basil Carbonara

This is a very loose recipe that can change depending on the amount of people you are feeding and according to your taste. It is a fast and exciting recipe to cook as it happens all at the last minute and you can see the dish come together as you toss the hot pasta in…

Wrapped and stuffed Pork Loin with cheese, sun dried tomatoes and onions

This was a real experimental dish! I wanted to create something decadent and different to the usual midweek meal, and this was certainly just that. This pork loin was very rich with the oozing cheese and crisp bacon. I served it here with roasted mustard and thyme aubergines and balsamic glazed radicchio. These sides were…

Speedy Tomato Sauce

I think the secret to a good tomato sauce is the quality of the tomatoes. I know this sounds obvious but I have been trying for a long time, with lots of different ingredients, to get a good tomato sauce and now I know, it’s all about the tomatoes haha! All you need to make…

Our Dinner Party – three courses, four wines!

So we were having two of our best friends over for a Saturday night meal, its classic dinner party territory, so I got thinking about a manageable but fancy three course menu. I felt it was a great excuse to do something that we wouldn’t usually have but I had to balance that with not…

My Unicorn Cake!

I really enjoyed making and decorating this little beauty. I find it very creative and fun doing this kind of icing, you can be really free with it. The hardest part of this cake was the base buttercream layer, it has to be straight, smooth and neat, neat neat! It’s not perfect but it was…

Celebrating National Sausage week

Last week was national week and I thought about lots of different sausage dishes from a rich oniony sausage casserole to spicy bbq sausage and fries but in the end I decided to go classic french with this sausage and lental dish.  It was warming and comforting with the earthy lentals and deep meaty sausage….