You know the drill. Shopping all day, buying little treats and you get to the stage where only a cup of tea can hit the right spot. I say cup of tea but I don't mean of the PG variety.
Particularly when paying for my tea while out and especially so in London I expect more than a pyramid shaped tea bag for my money.
This is where I was lucky enough to stumble across one of those 'gems'. I guess everyone else is fortunate to know about this place
I am surprised that this exquisite restaurant does not have a Michelin star. The restaurant itself is so tasteful - albeit in a rather remote location that's neither here nor there. The staff were so attentive and extremely helpful and polite. I cannot say that it is the best Sunday lunch in the world as I have not eaten every Sunday lunch on offer but other than a few onions in my Yorkshire pudding, I cannot think of any way it could be better.
This was so easy and really what you need when you want warming comfort food.
What you will need, to feed four:
2 lamb neck chops, cut in half
3 onions, peeled and cut into wedges
2 parsnips, peeled and cut into four or six depending on the size
6 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
6-8 small potatoes, cut in half
Stock – I used vegetable
Firstly, when I bought my lamb neck it turned
I have had a request for this recipe but unfortunately I haven’t made it since I started blogging so I have no pictures to go with it! My apologies.
What you will need:
Butter for spreading
50g dark chocolate chips
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp caster sugar
410g can light evaporated milk
Firstly, cut the brioche into thin slices and butter each slice on one side. Place a layer of brioche (butter side down)
What a week! I felt like I’d earned a good baking session. The following two recipes are really easy and truly yummy.
Yes perhaps I am a bit premature for Anzac day but nonetheless, they are a deliciously oaty crunchy cookie.
Ingredients - makes 12-15 biscuits
What you will need:
100g rolled oats
140g plain flour
100g unrefined light brown sugar
45g flaked coconut
110g unsalted butter
2tbsp golden syrup
½ tsp bicarbonate
There are lots and lots (too many if anything) of burgers and burger chains. How does one choose? The Handmade Burger Co. has just five branches in the UK: Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Solihull and Aberdeen. The reason I'm telling you where they are is because if you happen to be in any of these places, you must go.
There were flavour combinations that I would never have considered in a burger and I am so glad I tried the, 'Milano', which
I have discovered that adding any kind of vinegar, a bit of oil, salt and pepper and sometimes a herb or two with a load of tomatoes, then roasting it is one of the most delicious ways I have ever eaten the humble tomato.
I have also discovered the "healthier" potato dauphinoise which still manages to fill the hole created when craving a starchy meal. I fry the potatoes before layering them with onions or bacon or cheese or any combination of these!
I bought Tender volume 1 a few weeks ago thinking it looks like a nice big fat book full of interesting recipes. I was so wrong, it is so much more than that. It's one of the best cookery books I own.
If there is a vegetable he has not included in some form or other, I can't spot it. I have always thought I don't like certain vegetables, I was so wrong about this too. I now have a new love affair with vegetables and there isn't a single one I would
I certainly saw Levi Roots putting music into his food! At the recent show, we were treated to several performances including the Reggae Reggae song!
He cooked mackeral with green bananas and ended up putting three scotch bonnet peppers in - at least 100,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale each. I don't think I'll be putting that many in. It filled the room with the smell of the Caribbean - allspice, peppers, garlic.
Wanting to try it for myself, I