Category Archives: Grains and Pulses

Fish Tagine (Pressure Cooker)

Tagine are traditionally slow-braised at low temperature, ate mounds of them during a holiday in Marrakech , usually I will cook a tagine in the slow cooker, usually using something that favours a long cook, mutton or rabbit. But this … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Sausage and Beans

This is definitely not a normal August dish but as I write this it is grey and drizzling, feels more like Autumn and  I  definitely need warming food. Juicy sausages with earthy pinto beans slow cooked til rich and sticky. … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Grains and Pulses, Meals, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages | 4 Comments

Midlands Food Bloggers Meetup at 99 Station St , Staffordshire Fine Foods and a Summer Caldo Verde

On Saturday I took the quick train journey from Nottingham  to Burton on Trent ,  .Once the heart of brewing for the UK,  brewery buildings still dominate the town but the yeasty smell in the air is more often attributable … Continue reading

Posted in Grains and Pulses, June, Meals, Season, Soups, Summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables and Fruit | 8 Comments

Wet Garlic and Preserved Lemon Risotto with Slow Roasted Tomatoes

After a lovely roast chicken last weekend , I put the bones covered with water  into the slow cooker on low for 4 hours resulting in a lovely rich chicken stock that screamed risotto. As a main ingredient I was … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic Risotto

Last year I made the quintisenital Spring dish a  Wild Garlic Risotto with St Georges Mushrooms . The mushrooms won’t appear for another few weeks so until then I am contenting myself with a simple risotto made with a wild … Continue reading

Posted in April, Grains and Pulses, Spring, Wild Food | 3 Comments

Kipper Kedgeree

Smiths Smokery Market stall at West Bridgford Farmers Market this weekend  Smiths a family-run business  first started catching eels on the East Coast of England over thirty years ago. For many years their eels were sold live to Billingsgate Market in … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, Grains and Pulses, March, Spring, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

True Taste of Wales – Cider -Mustard Braised Pork Chops with Lentils and Laverbread Oatcakes

One of the greatest  meals I ever ate  was a slow roasted piece of  Welsh belly pork . Though incredibly simple,  it was the first meal my boyfreind and I ever  cooked together.  It was November and we were staying  … Continue reading

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Masala Mackerel with Daal and Salad

Someone confided to me at a music festival recently “I’ve only got a day left, so I am trying to plan which food stands to try. I don’t want to miss out.”   Later someone else admitted that they were experiencing … Continue reading

Posted in Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Events and Festival, Fish, Grains and Pulses | 6 Comments

Smoked Mackerel Kedgeree

Massive cooked breakfasts are off the menu at the moment , cooking them for 40 people at a time has made me rather non-plussed about sausages or bacon. But most especially on a bank holiday weekend I want to enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, Grains and Pulses, Summer, Winter | 3 Comments

Death of a Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges Firstly when carving your pumpkin do not throw away the seeds , clean off the pulp and save the eeds Once you are done with your pumpkin cut it into slices and place on baking tray sprinkle … Continue reading

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