Loin of lamb (bone in) with colcannon and beans in a green herb salsa

Some random information on the dish, just because I like to pass my useless knowledge on to others. The loin of any animal comes from the area around the ribs. it is tender because the muscle has to do less work, and so does not toughen up. Loin is one of my favourite cuts,  and on… Continue reading Loin of lamb (bone in) with colcannon and beans in a green herb salsa

Vegan 3 bean spicy pasta bake. First attempt!

Now forgive me, I have not really experimented with Vegan cooking as much as I should.  This recipe was supposed to be a look at making tofu cheese….but I bought the wrong tofu! So this recipe was a bodge from start to finish but is beautifully  warm and tasty. And quite easy to make. I… Continue reading Vegan 3 bean spicy pasta bake. First attempt!

lemon garlic and thyme pork loin steaks, root veg mash and a white wine and mushroom sauce.

This might look like it is a faffy meal, to make, but in all honestly it took 50 minutes to prepare and cook. Even whilst enjoying a Tarquins G and T.  Washing up limited to 4 pans (less than most roasts).   I have written the method in the sequence I prepared it in. But… Continue reading lemon garlic and thyme pork loin steaks, root veg mash and a white wine and mushroom sauce.

Kidneys in sherry served with croutes

Kidneys are simple, cheap and easy to make,. Most people avoid them due to them being ‘offal’.  In these days of sustainability, using the bits we would normally throw away is a good thing. Isn’t it?   lambs kidneys are the best in my opinion, as they are more tender, and less bitter than pigs.… Continue reading Kidneys in sherry served with croutes

Prawn Jambalaya

This is my take on the classic Creole dish, like all great creole food it’s simple, quick and very tasty. Jambalaya hails from Louisiana, with its flavours based from paella and the peasant combos in France.  Creole and Cajun are often lumped together,  but Cajun differs from the  creole dish as it  does not contain tomatoes,… Continue reading Prawn Jambalaya