Red Pesto & Ham Bakes

Half Term next week….so that means we’ve lived in Cornwall for a whole 6 weeks! We couldn’t have moved at a better time weather-wise. Beautiful country walks up to the school and long lazy days weekends on the beach……I’m trying not to think about October when the damp and mist will set in!

Strawberries & Cream Swiss Roll

A couple of weeks back I decided to bake a swiss roll. To be honest i don’t massively enjoy baking. The bakes in my book are mostly ones that I have cooked for years – so are not stress inducing. Usually, any new bakes, are a cupboard slamming, sweary process –

Rosemary & Salt Crackers

What a busy few weeks it’s been. We’re all still settling into Cornish life – new house, new school….and my book came out last week!  Everything still seems so new. The past few weeks have bought daily excitement, stresses…….and challenges, so I am now at the stage, that I am craving some normal!

Sausage & Bacon Stew

This seems to have become my go-to ‘cooking for friends’ dinner! I love the fact that it feeds many, I can knock it up in about 15 minutes in the morning, then pop it in the oven an hour before I need it.

Chicken & Tarragon Pie

I have three (opened) pots of dried Tarragon in my spice cupboard. Not very savvy shopping, I agree. I obviously panic bought it at some stage, only to leave it mouldering at the back of the cupboard.

Pork Ragu

If you only ever cook one recipe of mine, make it this one. I am almost certain that I’ve said this before, but I promise you, this is something you’re going to want to try!

Roast Pork Chops & Veg with Creamy Mustard Dressing

After Christmas, I didn’t think I would ever want to cook or eat another roast again. January started off so well……No alcohol, healthy eating, lots of excersise……3 weeks in (nearly, that’s what I’m rounding it up to!) and all I want are comforting carbs and a glass (or two) of wine. So that’s what I’m…

Clementine Cheesecake

I’m not usually one for lengthy recipes, but if you can’t get a little bit fancy at Christmas, when can you?

Creamy Tuna Pasta Grill

Ok, so first of all I need to apologise (again) for my lack of blogging. You would be forgiven for thinking that I had disappeared for good! I do have a good excuse this time….I’ve  been caught up in the marathon that is moving house!

Mixed Bean Chilli

Chilli Con Carne is one of my favourite dinners. It’s one of the first meals I ever learnt to cook. Aldi have just expanded their range of tinned beans, so I wanted to use them in a new recipe. I really wasn’t sure about substituting the beef for beans. We don’t eat much red meat,…