Cheese + watercress quiche

Oooooh this was a good lunch. A really good lunch. The Teen turned up her nose at the mere thought of watercress of course, and we were still in lockdown when I made it back in April, so The Husband and I actually had multiple good lunches out of this one recipe because it easily… Continue reading Cheese + watercress quiche

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

Manti / Mantı

I remember eating mantı (pronounced maantuh) when I was really little while on holiday visiting family in Turkey, watching as hundreds of teeny tiny parcels of yumminess were origamied into existence, kind of like the smallest ravioli you can imagine. And yes, that’s an i without a dot, one of the many vowels in the… Continue reading Manti / Mantı

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

Red wine onion gravy

Way way way back in 1999, we spent Millennium Eve in London partying with my younger sister and a bunch of her friends, and the evening started with this meal (it ended up by Tower Bridge watching fireworks and dancing the night away). Anyway, what we learnt that night is that it’s all about the… Continue reading Red wine onion gravy

Beef stew

This is the perfect stew to make on the seemingly never ending wet rainy days of a UK winter. Tastes wonderful, but alas it doesn’t help with my curly hair that I’m sure must be visible from space due to said rain. Maybe I need to move to a drier climate? In the mean time,… Continue reading Beef stew

Courgette fritters (Mücver)

We ate these A LOT when we were little. I think it was a) the way my parents got us to eat more veg and b) the best way to use up a glut of home grown courgettes. These two reasons are of course why I now make them for my family because it turns… Continue reading Courgette fritters (Mücver)

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