Yoghurt and Lime Roasted Chicken

Yoghurt and Lime Roasted Chicken, with roasted new potatoes and home-made gravy
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Boneless Pork Shoulder Steaks, with prunes and spices

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Turkey Gratin

Turkey Gratin, with potato and parsnip mash

At last! I was hoping to make this earlier in the week as ground/minced turkey is on special offer. Then, I realised it wasn’t going to be available until Thursday – which turned out to be the next day by the time the supermarket stocked their shelves. Continue reading

Leg of Pork Steak in Gravy, with parsnip and potato mash and pan-fried swede

Leg of Pork Steak in Gravy, with parsnip and potato mash and pan-fried swede

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Chicken in Lemon and Garlic Sauce

Chicken in Lemon and Garlic Sauce

Last night I just couldn’t figure out what to cook today. Then I thought, are there ingredients in my cupboards that need to be used up. Lemons and garlic. Then I wondered if this dish would be possible to replicate on my hob/stove. Especially as my only prep counter is to the immediate right of my cooker – way too hot in summer to use, even with the window open. Continue reading

Viennese Burgers, with caramelised onions, home-made gravy and mash

Viennese Burgers, with caramelised onions, home-made gravy and mash

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Beef Mince (Ground beef), with home-made gravy and mash

Beef Mince (ground beef), with home-made gravy and mash

This is loosely based on a dish that was usually made once a week during my childhood. I guess most countries have their take on beef mince (ground beef). Continue reading

Leg of Pork Steak, with pan-fried mushrooms and mashed parsnips

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Roasted Turkey Drumsticks

Roasted Turkey Drumsticks, with onion gravy, roast potatoes and bacon-wrapped parsnips

The title really doesn’t do this Roasted Turkey Drumsticks recipe justice. It’s by far the simplest dish I make, and always the most successful. I’ve cooked this for almost everyone I’ve known. Including people from the Basque country in Northern Spain who grew up with the most amazing food. Their mother, when I visited Vitoria-Gasteiz, proffered (almost every day) the most delicious lunches. So, when they decided to visit mine I really wasn’t sure what to cook. Then, I decided to cook this for them for the first time. Bit of a cheek really as this is loosely based on a recipe from Catalonia, where they would cook this with a local white wine – what a waste! Anyway, I’d cooked enough – I’d thought – for their sups and my (large) lunch the following day. You’re kidding me! They helped themselves to thirds! Continue reading

Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts, with chestnuts, bacon, green beans, shallots and home-made gravy

Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts, with chestnuts, bacon, green beans, shallots and home-made gravy

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Pork Shoulder Steaks, with apple, honey and mustard

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