The Perfect Quiche

The Perfect Quiche I just love a great quiche. Nothing too fancy, just a cheese and tomato quiche will do me just fine. A generous sized portion with a side of salad … now there is a great meal. It has taken me a while to perfect my quiche recipe. When I first starting makingContinue reading “The Perfect Quiche”

Best Bolognese Sauce

Best Bolognese Sauce Everyone should have a great bolognese sauce as part of their repertoire. I mean, who doesn’t love spaghetti bolognese .. or a simple pasta bake? My bolognese sauce is simple and very verstatile. Not only do I use it with pasta, I also use it for lasagne, chilli con carne and pastaContinue reading “Best Bolognese Sauce”

Hearty Cottage Pie

Hearty Cottage Pie I commonly call this dish ‘shepherd’s pie‘ … but in truth it is actually a cottage pie. What’s the difference? The only difference is that a cottage pie is made from beef mince and a shepherd’s pie is made from lamb mince (pretty obvious now right?). The rest of the dish isContinue reading “Hearty Cottage Pie”

Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire Puddings Records show that the earliest Yorkshire Pudding recipe dates back to 1737 where it was known as “dripping pudding“. In essence the Yorkshire Pudding recipe is your bog standard pancake batter … flour, eggs and milk. Why is it called a Yorkshire Pudding? Well, it didn’t originate from there but Yorkshire was praisedContinue reading “Yorkshire Puddings”

Pâté Chaud (Bánh Pâté Sô)

Pâté Chaud (Bánh Pâté Sô) I first discovered pâté chaud a while back after attending a Vietnamese supper club in Hackney. The supper club was 10 courses of amazing Vietnamese dishes. “10 courses“!  I bet you’re thinking how can a person eat 10 courses? Well actually the portions were really small … think taster menuContinue reading “Pâté Chaud (Bánh Pâté Sô)”

Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls I bet you thought Vietnamese fried spring rolls and regular spring rolls were the same thing? They are similar … the only difference is the wrapper that is used. Regular spring roll wrappers are made from wheat flour and Vietnamese fried spring roll wrappers are translucent and is made from aContinue reading “Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls”

Vietnamese Beef Pasta (Nui Xào Bò)

Vietnamese Beef Pasta (Nui Xào Bò) Ok, so bare with me on this one. I discovered this dish a while ago when I was looking for something quick and easy to make for the kids for lunch. It is an odd one … I mean pasta is European right? But with the right spices …Continue reading “Vietnamese Beef Pasta (Nui Xào Bò)”

Peking Pork With Red Peppers

Peking Pork Chops With Red Peppers Peking pork is one of those dishes that I always order if I am eating out at a Chinese restaurant. It’s a combination of a sweet and sour sauce smothering succulent pan fried pork pieces. It is great with white rice and is very more-ish. I like to jazzContinue reading “Peking Pork With Red Peppers”

Grandad’s Garlic Chicken Wings

Grandad’s Garlic Chicken Wings So this recipe is not actually my grandad’s recipe but my father-in-law’s recipe so it is Skye and Devon’s grandad’s recipe. (Phew! There’s a mouthful!). We call this “Yeye’s Chicken Wings” which literally translates as Grandad’s chicken wings. My FIL (Father-In-Law) has been making these chicken wings for years and weContinue reading “Grandad’s Garlic Chicken Wings”