Roast Rib of Beef

Kerri -

We were out all day last Sunday and ended up in the pub in need of something to eat. When this happens I always avoid the Traditional Sunday Roast since I don’t think it’s ever as good as the real home-cooked version. For some reason, last Sunday I broke my golden rule and was rewarded […]

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Haggis Tart

Kerri -

Last year, we made haggis sausage rolls as a starter before the traditional Burn’s Night meal of haggis, neeps and tatties. We remembered them fondly so, this year, decided to cook just the sausauge rolls. What we both particularly liked about the sausage rolls was the outside edge where the meat meets the pastry and […]

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Beef Brisket

Kerri -

This has been on my “things-to-cook-soon” list for ages. I’m a big fan of slow-roast dishes and thought this might be a good alternative to our favourite slow roast shoulder of lamb. Well, I’m not sure if we did something wrong (seasoned and braised in a couple of pints of stock and wine at 160 […]

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Barnsley Chops with Jerusalem Artichoke Salad and Boulangere Potatoes

Kerri -

I didn’t think I’d eaten Barnsley chops before but, as it turns out, I ate them once before with a salad very similar to this one. The salad was slightly different this time, I par-boiled the peeled Jerusalem artichokes before leaving them to cool and then slicing them. I then fried them and added them […]

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Mince Pies

Kerri -

One of my favourite things about Christmas are the traditions that go alongside the presents and the turkey.¬† I like a big tree with too-many decorations on it (I get this from my mum, her tree is so overloaded that you can’t really see the branches and it often falls over), I like strings of […]

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Venison and Red Wine Pie

Kerri -

On our way back from the New Forest, we tried to buy some venison for dinner but couldn’t find any anywhere. Each shop we tried told us that they were expecting their delivery shortly but nothing had arrived so far. In the end, we gave up and bought some from our local butcher when we […]

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Piccalilli

Kerri -

We watched Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Everyday programme last week and it reminded us that we had planned to make piccalilli this year, in time for Christmas. Since we had a quiet weekend planned, we added the ingredients to our shopping list and made it up on Sunday afternoon. Aside from the overnight salting, it was quick […]

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Sloe Gin and Sloe Chutney

Kerri -

A couple of weeks ago, we went sloe picking with a friend. He has a spot that he visits every year which generally provides him with a plentiful haul and we’ve been meaning to go with him for a while. This year, since it was such a nice day, he thought he would take us […]

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Fish Friday (Prawns followed by Ray, Cockles and Chestnut Mushrooms)

Kerri -

Fish Friday isn’t a regular occurence in our house. If I’m honest (and I’m getting this in quickly while my mum is without Internet access) it tends to be more about Fizz on a Friday in our house. Don’t worry, we didn’t go thirsty and there was indeed sparkling wine but Stephen also went to […]

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Mexican Corn Salsa

Kerri -

The corn in Sainsbury’s was only 30p a head last weekend so we bought some. I keep reading about how cheap it is at the moment but I haven’t been food shopping for ages so hadn’t noticed it myself. This was indeed a bargain but I didn’t have a plan for it. Not so much […]

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