This super-easy olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing recipe is great for salads and for dunking crusty bread into.
Homemade chicken stock – it’s really easy to make and well-worth the effort. Not only that, it helps to prevent food waste.
This bacon, mushroom and cheese omelette recipe is great for a weekend brunch, or for a quick and easy dinner
Think you don’t like sprouts? Think again! With this delicious Brussel sprouts with bacon and chestnut recipe, you’ll be an instant convert to these tasty, nutritious little Brassicas.
If you’re throwing away bread when it becomes too stale to eat, stop it now and make homemade croutons instead! I used to just throw stale and left-over bread away, but now I use this simple recipe (or variations of it) to make delicious croutons.
Boeuf bourguignon originates from the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of eastern France, and would traditionally be made with a Burgundy wine. Any good Pinot noir will do though if you can’t source a good French Burgundy. This classic French stew is perfect for cold, blustery winter days. It is hearty and …
Fondant potatoes are amazing – fluffy, creamy and full of flavour. They’re not exactly the healthiest way to eat spuds, being as they are cooked in butter, but as a treat now and then, you just can’t beat them. There’s no better way to make the humble spud shine than to turn it into a soft, buttery, fondant delight.
Red wine jus. It’s a lot easier to make than you might think! This delicious, rich sauce is excellent with game and fowl (pan-roasted duck breast is a particular favourite of mine) and can even be used instead of gravy to make that old favourite, sausage and mash, more exciting.
Use this easy, griddled asparagus starter to impress your friends and dinner party guests (or even a date!). It’s quick, simple to make and very tasty. Note that your balsamic reduction can easily be made ahead of time, as it will keep for quite a while and is delicious as a dressing or dip with all sorts of dishes.
Looking for a roast dinner idea for this weekend? This roast chicken recipe explains the ideal way to roast a whole chicken, and to make a beautiful white wine gravy with the cooking juices. Sage butter under the skin keeps the breast meat tender, succulent and juicy. Although not strictly …