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Wild Garlic and Asparagus Frittata

Wild Garlic and Asparagus Frittata

It’s asparagus season; it’s also wild garlic season. Two of my favourite things, and they go together so well. And frittatas, they’re definitely a go-to weekend brunch staple. Easy to make, and very tasty, and you can fill them with pretty much anything. So what […]

Guanciale

Guanciale

Pork cheeks are a delicious and much under-rated cut of meat. I usually get a couple in my regular meat box from The Well Hung Meat Company, and most often I sous-vide them (62˚C, 48 hours), then roast them in the oven to crisp up a […]

Crab and Prawn Sandwiches

Crab and Prawn Sandwiches

These are Crab and Prawn Sandwiches with a difference – they are a layer of crab, sandwiched between two prawn sheets. I got the idea from the excellent Ideas in Food blog, where they posted about making prawn noodles, using transglutaminase to bind the prawn […]

Piccalilli

Piccalilli

I made piccalilli yesterday and somebody asked for the recipe, so here goes: My piccalilli recipe is based on Gary Rhodes’ version from his , although my version has evolved a little over the years. I put rather less sugar in than he suggests, and […]

Nut Butter

Nut Butter

It’s been a while since I tried making my own peanut butter, and so the other day I thought I’d give it another whirl. It really is incredibly simple to make, and as I have just rediscovered, the results are delicious. I really don’t know […]

Home-made Tonic Water

Home-made Tonic Water

A well-made Gin and Tonic has to be one of my all-time favourite drinks. Gin is surging in popularity at the moment and there are very many varieties on the market, each with their own qualities. Different varieties of good quality tonic water are rather […]

Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon

A little while ago, I bought myself a cold smoker, or more specifically, a ProQ Cold Smoke Generator. It’s quite an ingenious little device, and consists of a spiral channel which is filled with fine wood chips. Once lit, the wood chips slowly smoulder away, […]

Prawn Crackers

Prawn Crackers

Many visits to Chinese or Thai restaurants start off with a bowl of prawn crackers to nibble on while you browse the menu. The local Chinese takeaway throws a bag of them in with each takeaway order. They make for a pleasant light and fluffy […]