It might seem like an over simplification, but a good sauce is the key to a good meal. It doesn’t matter how good the meat is, or how perfectly cooked the veg is, without a good sauce the meal can be a little dry and lifeless. These are my two favourite, quick and easy recipes,… Continue reading Steak Sauces
Sigh. I had not realise how difficult this blog was going to be. I thought to myself I will just trot out the recipes I do, and a bit of chat about them, and that would be that. BUT it is not! I have been writing different pages about veal, the difference in calorie and fat… Continue reading About steaks
My Birthday is past and so I know I am late! I have not done my chutneys for Boxing day! Apart from common language use, there is not a lot of difference between chutneys, relishes and pickles. All are ways to preserve food, but by definition; chutneys are a spicy side dish that accompaniment food,… Continue reading Chutneys, pickles and relishes ready for Christmas
I started to ponder today, about my life in catering. I started working in County Stores in Taunton when I was 15 (ratbag mum made me work) and was soon producing everything from grills and quiches to salads and everything in between. This means I have never had a fear of food or recipes. I… Continue reading Nasi Goreng and some tips for students.
We had friends over last night, so the girls could watch Strictly and the boys watch Australia vs England,( kinda wish we hadn’t done the last bit). It was the day after my birthday and I found little energy to cook and we wanted chatty food, you know, nothing heavy or difficult to eat so we… Continue reading pulled pork
last week I bought a few beef cheeks from Forest Beef at Taunton’s Farmers Market. Not a cut I have ever used before but as I got them for a quid and 50p each I didn’t say no! Beef cheek is a very lean and tough cut so really has to be slow cooked down,… Continue reading beer and beef cheeks.
This is going to be interesting. Recently I have posted some pictures of my food on Facebook, and I have had people ask me about them. So this blog is intended to be a hotpot of meals and accompaniments, as I make them. There will be some I re-make just so I can show off a… Continue reading What have I started