Rich and smokey Baked Beans

This is a recipe anyone, even my husband, can do…it’s a ‘throw it all in one pan’ recipe. These beans are rich, smokey and comforting, but they are also really easy to make as all the elements are kitchen staples, so this is a real store cupboard quick fix. They are quite different to those…

Buttered Corn in the Husk

                             A seasonal treat of sweet and buttery kerrnals, roasted to add a little of that tasty charred flavour These are easy to prep and cook. Simply pull back the husks to the base without removing completely, this will reveal the silk;…

Fresh and Super Easy Pea Soup

I’m not a vegetarian but I try not to eat too much meat. This week we are having a meat free week and a friend asked me to seek out a pea soup recipe that was not ladened with cream yet substantial enough for a midweek tea. The result is definitely an everyday recipe; it’s…

Luxurious Double Mushroom Pasta with Pan Fried Duck Breast

Now this is not an everyday dish, this is a dish to call on for treat days. It’s big, creamy and rich with comforting warm flavours of mushrooms and parmesan wrapped around silky pasta. This dish delivers big on flavours without being overly complicated so it’s definitely one to try. You could easily have this…

Stuffed Baked Potatoes 

Stuffed potatoes with feta, onion and olives. Served with homemade smokey baked beans and fresh rocket. This is a real midweek go to dish, it’s simple and easy to do, even the kids can get involved. It’s definite comfort food; we all love chips and cheesy beans, well this is the adults version.  2 baking…

Turkey Kebab

I first started making these a few years ago when I was part of a slimming club, I had these with salad which meant, no carbs, so good on red days. I chose turkey over chicken for three reasons: one, I really like the taste, two, it’s cheaper and three, I find that the open…

Todmorden Food Festival #todmorden #foodfestival 

A rainy September day in Todmorden was the scene of this year’s Todmorden Food Festival. We had wet feet and muddy boots but we still had a great day. Carefully we walked across the sodden and quite frankly flooded grass to get to the enticing food and drink stalls. Here I bought my first bag…