Empanada – The Spanish for Pasty

Empanada – The Spanish for Pasty

As you know I have been living in Spain for the last couple of years and one thing I realised I was missing was the fish empanada (Empanada de Atún), a flavoursome pasty like creation available at every good bakery. It’s a lunchtime favourite for me when in Spain,...
Thanks Sarsons, I now pickle!

Thanks Sarsons, I now pickle!

I must confess that I have pickled chillies in the past after growing a glut of them one year, and it was pretty successful even if I say so myself. Yet making pickle is not something I practice or would claim to be an expert at, so when I was invited to a pickling...
Mushroom carbonara sauce

Mushroom carbonara sauce

Pasta coated in a rich, creamy carbonara sauce is one of those comfort foods that is so simple to make you can have it anytime. This makes it an impressive and hearty meal, if you are cooking for vegetarians or want to spoil your veggie girlfriend then this is a...
Easy Mac & Cheese

Easy Mac & Cheese

  Someone told me the other day they had heard about a secret, simple way to make one pan Mac & Cheese on the stove and asked if I had heard of it…I burst out laughing! I gave them this recipe for easy Mac & Cheese and they slapped their head with a Homer...
Pulled Chilli Beef

Pulled Chilli Beef

As I am sure you know I am a big Mexican food fan. That classic mix of cumin, oregano, tomato and chilli flavours never cease to stimulate the taste buds whether with vegetables, chicken or fish. But beef, that’s a whole other story. It seems to be a match made in...
How to make egg curry

How to make egg curry

Looking in my fridge the other day I found a few eggs that were right on the edge of their sell by date. Not wanting to waste one of nature’s perfectly packaged foods I had to think of a way to use them up…as I also had a little time on my hands I didn’t just want to...