Category Archives: February

Smoked Mackerel and Cream Cheese Pate with Red Onion, Pickle and Parsley

Mackerel is back in season , one of my favourite fish , it is both plentiful and ethical. For anyone put off by a whole fish , smoked mackerel is available in supermarkets peppered or unpeppered. For a delicious if … Continue reading

Posted in February, Spring | 3 Comments

Jerusalem Artichoke and Leek Gratin

In case it seems  things we getting a little too  meaty around here,  I am still working my way through a vege-box on a regular basis. At the moment we are inundated with jerusalem artichokes , it’s hard to get … Continue reading

Posted in February, Spring | 5 Comments

Shredded Chilli Beef Brisket

Many weeks ago the special in the Derby Market was Beef Brisket on the bone. This is a real Flintstones joint of meat huge bone , craggy burgundy coloured meat with inches of yellow marbling.  Irresistible but totally intimidating… so … Continue reading

Posted in February, Meals, Pork, Spring | 4 Comments

Dim Sum

Its Chinese New Year this Sunday,  and if you are looking for something delicious and I promise very easy to make-  look no further than some home-made dim sum ( I have not made them for a while ).  I … Continue reading

Posted in February, Meals, Pork, Spring | 4 Comments

Salt Fish Croquettes with Mushy Peas and Tartare Sauce

I have another cold (boo hiss).  This means I need comfort food , something from childhood like fishfingers and mash or tomato soup. With perfect forward planning or premonition, this Saturday  I made some salt fish croquettes ready to heat … Continue reading

Posted in February, Spring | 2 Comments

Chinese Slow Cook Pork Shoulder with Five Spice Sauce

I really wanted to go for a walk this Saturday, but we got a call to say a long awaited item was finally being delivered, as usual they promised the morning , but morning means anytime between 9am and 2pm. … Continue reading

Posted in February, Meals, Pork, Spring | 29 Comments

Potato, Kale and Chorizo Tortilla

This Sunday my head was pounding following a foolish consumption of gin on a Saturday night, truly ruinous but so delicious. All I managed to make on Sunday morning was Marmite and Toast, but I lay in bed listening to … Continue reading

Posted in February, Spring | 3 Comments

Calves Liver with Chorizo and Balsamic Caramlised Onions

Greensmiths the butcher/deli grocer which opened round the corner from work a few months ago has become a regular huant for me and by haunt I mean I stand with my face pressed against the window gazing at produce. Greensmiths … Continue reading

Posted in February, Winter | 3 Comments

Forced Rhubarb and Ginger Cake

Found my first forced rhubarb of the season . The term forced sounds a bit barbaric , but I promise its pretty humane simply  rhubarb traditionally  grown in in low darkened forocing sheds and  picked by candlelight to protect younger … Continue reading

Posted in February, Winter | Tagged | 5 Comments

Slow Cook Lamb with Prunes

Home alone tonight and since  the oven was on for a long time today on a low heat making  meringues and  cake. I decided it was sensible to secrete   at the bottom of the oven sealed in a cast … Continue reading

Posted in February, Winter | 3 Comments