Sausage + bean stew

AKA autumn in a bowl. Yesterday the weather was awful – dark skies, endless rain, blustery winds – so after the wettest dog walk ever we ate this for dinner and all felt a lot better. If that wasn’t enough, my daughter ate the kale without question. SHE ATE KALE!!! Massive tick on the parenting… Continue reading Sausage + bean stew

Ottolenghi’s Lamb + feta meatballs

Or, as I like to call them, Ottolenghi’s balls, because I’m such a child. A variation on kofte, these are excellent. Served here with rice, griddled strips of courgette (use a veg peeler to cut really thin slices, toss them in a little olive oil, then lay them in a hot dry griddle pan until… Continue reading Ottolenghi’s Lamb + feta meatballs

Lamb shish kebab

Oh boy these are good. Prep the lamb, get it marinating in the morning, and you’ll have delicious tender kebabs for dinner. Serve them any which way you fancy – with potato salad, baked potato, tiny roast potatoes, fries, wedges, chips, mash potato, potato rosti, buttered new potatoes, hasselhoff potatoes (I’m sorry, I’ll stop now),… Continue reading Lamb shish kebab

Ribs, Char sui style

I’ve got new rules (but I’m not counting ’em): Always make more ribs than you think you’ll need, and don’t forget napkins for sticky fingers. Ten minutes to marinade, and an hour in the oven – this is straightforward to make, in fact it’s almost as easy as getting a takeout. Three of us managed… Continue reading Ribs, Char sui style

Pasta Carbonara

Oh boy this is good, it’s really, really good. This, with a glass of red on a Saturday evening and I’m a very happy girl. I can’t say this recipe is particularly authentic, but as my veg patch is still producing endless courgettes, I’m still chopping them into everything! Serves 4. Ingredients 1 pack of… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara

Lahmajun

One of my all time top favourite foods, and one that instantly takes me back to childhood and holidays visiting family in Istanbul. When word gets out now that a batch has been made then sibling seem to turn up out of the blue looking hopeful for leftovers. Oh and the day I discovered that… Continue reading Lahmajun