Category Archives: Meat

Slow-Cooker Steak and Kidney/Mushroom Pudding

It seems a bit wrong to be eating steamed puddings in July  but the weathers been pretty odd and I really need some comfort food at the moment to power me through hours of breastfeeding and nappy changing. Nicks’ parents … Continue reading

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Gammon and Pea Risotto

For a bargain joints you really cannot beat a gammon hock ( smoked or unsmoked) less than £2 a piece. They do need some slow low cooking to ensure the flakiest meat and rich stock. In winter you can use … Continue reading

Posted in June, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Pork, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit | 2 Comments

Persian Chicken Stew with Pomegranate and Almonds

This recipe is I am afraid a shameless rip off of Stewed founder Alan Rosenthals take on Khoresht fesenjan,  a Persian Chicken Stew made with pomegranate molasses and walnuts ( previously reproduced by Niamh at Eat Like a Girl ) … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, June, Meat, Summer, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Pork Belly with Lentil and Slow Roasted Tomato Salad

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean I  want to give up big Sunday roast joint ( if only for the leftovers) . In summer though, out go the vegetables and in come the  lighter salad ingredients . This weekend we … Continue reading

Posted in May, Meals, Meat, Pork, Salads, Spring, Uncategorized | 7 Comments


I was wittering away to someone on the phone about how I had adopted the East Midlands  – leaving behind my south-western ways since heading up here to be with Nick . To be honest that fact that the produce … Continue reading

Posted in Pies Quiches and Tarts, Pork, Season | 7 Comments

Rabbit with Mustard , Leek and Wild Garlic Sauce

Firstly now is actually not the best time to buy  wild Rabbit ,from April  they are busy breeding and feeding their young . However  this is little wild bunny has been in my freezer for a couple of months, a … Continue reading

Posted in March, Meals, Meat, Season, Spring, Wild Food | 6 Comments

Lamb and Chickpea Balls with Watercress and Radish Salad

This weekend I am planting up the  herb and salad planters, building on the success of the sorrel last year some new things for this burnet, garlic chives and lovage. Depending on weather I may nip out for a quick … Continue reading

Posted in Lamb, March, Meat, Salads, Spring | 2 Comments

Not at all Cornish Pasties

As a family we went to Devon every summer for two weeks. Yes,  Children of the Modern age, back in the 1970s/80s you had one holiday a year, to the same self-catering place, with no TV , intermittent hot water. … Continue reading

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Smoked Ham Hock with Beans and Vegetables.

This was lunch for the family , Nick working from home , and my mum on a stopover from York to Bristol bearing gifts of purple sprouting broccoli , kale and from my aunt Lizzie Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb – recipes … Continue reading

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Beef Brisket Pot Roasted and Ragu

Frugality suits me I am never happier than when tracking down an ingredients bargain or using up leftovers. About 50% of conversations with my mum are about  recent butchers/grocery bargains or creative meals with leftovers. Brisket is one of those … Continue reading

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