Leek, mushroom and Gruyère quiche

This quiche has a creamy earthy flavour due to the mushrooms and cheese. It is quite rich so you only want to cut a small piece. It goes really well with a rocket salad which makes this recipe a perfe...

Bacon Brussels

As it is the start of December I have decided to test out and write up recipes to be used around the Christmas period. They will include starters, different parts of the Christmas day roast, deserts a...

Port, Orange and Cranberry Sauce

  This is probably the simplest part of the Christmas dinner to make and you can prepare it weeks in advance as it freezes well. It is a stick it all in a pan and leave until it is cooked kind of re...

Honey glazed Carrots and Parsnips

I think the vegetables make a roast dinner. These sweet tasting carrots and parsnips are so tasty you will want to make them for every roast dinner throughout the year and not just Christmas. Honey gl...

Boxing Day Parcels – Cheeseboard leftovers

At Christmas most families will purchase a large amount of cheese and chutneys. But once Christmas day is over they tend to sit in the back of the fridge until they are well past their use by date. In...

Lemon and Herb-Crusted Chicken

After all the heavy food over the Christmas period this light chicken salad was a fresh welcome in my house. The lemon really gives the chicken breast a zingy delicious flavour. We placed it on a bed ...

Cauliflower Cheese

I love Cauliflower cheese especially with a Sunday roast. After trying out this recipe you will no longer need to go buy a white sauce or a ready made cauliflower cheese again. It is so simple to do e...

Simple White Sauce

I have had a few people ask how to make a simple white sauce. I use this white sauce in lasagne, cauliflower cheese and pasta dishes. It is so quick and simple and you can add cheese, herbs, spices et...