Cheat’s Flammekueche

Flammekueche comes from Alsace, more commonly known in French as tarte flambeé, but I think flammekueche sounds more badass. There are several different spellings for both of those, so please don’t write to me complaining, blame two neighbouring states who fought over the region for years and years. I fell in love with this dish…

Bacon Salad With Roasted Red Peppers

I love summer time. In the heat there is nothing better than a hearty salad. Hearty? Salad? Are you mad? Not at all, salads can be wonderfully elegant and light, but on late evenings you might want something just a little bit…more. This is one of those salads. Grilling peppers can be tricky, you want…

Home Made Pot Noodle

These have been around for some time, but people have asked me how to make these delightful lunchtime treats, so here goes. These only require a kettle, rather than a microwave, and if like me, you’re often out and about, needing only hot water is a massive bonus! I’ve done this as a basic breakdown…

Oeufs en Cocotte with Parmesan & Parsley

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients ever used in a kitchen. If you want a really elegant, lazy weekend breakfast, this is for you. Cocottes are little heatproof dishes with handles, not many people have them, so ramekins work perfectly. A cocotte is also another term for a fashionable prostitute. Please don’t confuse…

Cajun Style Chicken Salad

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, don’t snub the kebab, they are a wonderful way of cooking. I recently moved house and wanted to try out by new griddle plate on my super amazing double range. The origin of Cajun food is worth reading up on, and has is origins in Louisiana,…

Ginger Beer Jellies

Jelly is brilliant fun, pretty easy, and slide down your throat to clean your palate. Theo loves these, and the best part is that they are sugar free. The flavour isn’t great if I’m honest, but for small persons that isn’t always a bad thing, ginger can be a very strong flavour. These are really refreshing after…

Lemon and Ginger Meringue Muffin Tops

So these are, like of a lot of my cooking, not at all what I had hoped them to be, but somehow turned into something pretty damn awesome. I had intended to make miniature lemon meringue pies, except I had no pastry, so used a crushed biscuit base. Then I realised I hadn’t got any…

Smoked Cod and Chorizo One Pot with Confit Egg Yolk

Confit egg yolks sound really technical and difficult, but they are in fact wonderfully easy and taste immense. It might not sound like it goes with smoked cod, but it really adds to the sauce. I really like picante chorizo, it adds a great kick to the dish. Serves 2. For this you’ll need… 1 egg…

Poached Smoked Cod and Dauphiniose Potatoes with Chorizo

Saturday seems to be our fish day, mainly because it is the day when I do a big shop and I can plan the dish properly. I used too much cod for this, but who cares, it was luscious. Poaching is a super way to cook fish, and it keeps it beautiful and soft while…

Jerk Thai Curry

So we’re doing some re-configuring of the kitchen in the run up to a big party in the house we’re house-sitting. I had some chicken I needed to do something with, and I had some ingredients in the fridge to use up, so I put this marinade together, and it worked pretty darn well. I’ve…