Butternut squash macaroni cheese

It took all of my willpower to not type Squatternut Bosh in the title for this recipe because we’ve watched way too much Friends over the years in our house and so we always call butternut squash squatternut bosh. I’m blaming Joey Tribbiani. Anyway back on topic now, this macaroni cheese is wonderful, utterly comforting,… Continue reading Butternut squash macaroni cheese

Cheese + onion scones

I made a batch of these for a picnic recently, and they went down a treat – they’re easy to make, easy to transport, and easy to eat. As we slowly head out of the latest lockdown it’s going to be a spring full of picnics, so I suspect I’ll be making them again soon,… Continue reading Cheese + onion scones

Pistachio Pesto Pasta

I do love a bit of alliteration, and for those of you with small children that have watched Mr Popper’s Penguins as many times as I have (which is a lot), this would be the perfect plate for Pippi Pepennopolis, Mr Popper’s assistant who pretty much only speaks with words that start with a P.… Continue reading Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Deep-pan pizza

Our obsession with lockdown Friday night pizza continues, but as the BBQ is currently broken (where we make crispy thin based pizzas in the summer), we’ve switched to deep-pan pizzas cooked in the oven. As with all doughs this one takes a couple of hours to prove, and I always make a double batch of… Continue reading Deep-pan pizza

Chicken arrabbiata stew + dumplings

I’m starting to think that my family will eat almost anything if I fling a dumpling on top of it – but actually none of us needed any encouragement to eat this stew because it’s delicious. It would also work well served with pasta, on top of a baked potato, over rice even. Clearly the… Continue reading Chicken arrabbiata stew + dumplings

Charcuterie platter

Clearly not an actual recipe – this is an assembly job that makes for an utterly enjoyable weekend feast with minimal effort, and guarantees that your dog will stick by your side just in case any cheese or meat might come their way. I’ve put a list below of ideas to go on such a… Continue reading Charcuterie platter

Halloumi fries

It’s taking everything I have not to put my favourite cheese jokes in here, I mean, we all know the ‘What does the cheese say when it looks in the mirror?’ joke, right? I love halloumi, in part because it happily lives in the fridge for aaaaages, so with just a little store cupboard help… Continue reading Halloumi fries

Green lasagne

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I think I might actually prefer this lasagne to the normal meaty version that I make, it’s really that yummy. As with all lasagnes (lasagni?) it takes a while to make, but it’s deffo worth taking the time to infuse the milk before… Continue reading Green lasagne

Börek

If memory serves, then every single family celebration we’ve ever had at my parent’s home has featured börek, and consequently I do the same. They’re simply the best way to get a party started – crunchy cheesy pastries, perfect for nibbling with a glass of something lovely. Börek can be made in a variety of… Continue reading Börek

Parsnip + apple soup

This soup is goooooooood. Just add some bread and maybe some cheese and you’ve got a perfect lunch ahead of you. Yums. Serves 4. Ingredients 20g unsalted butter 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 500g parsnips, diced 2 apples, diced 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 500ml veg stock 250ml milk Drizzle of double cream Chopped… Continue reading Parsnip + apple soup