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Chicken & Ham Hock Pie

Ingredients: 6 Chicken thighs – roasted for 20 minutes 250g Ham hock – cooked ½ Onion – diced 1 Carrot – diced 1 Celery stick – diced ½ pint of stock Milk Teaspoon of mustard 1 tablespoon of plain flour 1 packet of puff pastry Butter Salt & pepper Method: Sweat the diced carrot, celery […]

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Roast Beef is a must on National Yorkshire Pudding Day!

When is comes to Sunday Roast I’m fussy to say the least. If I go out there is only 1 pub I’ll go to and if it’s a homemade roast then the pressure is on. This week after a Saturday stroll to Borough Market to pick up a beautiful piece of Beef from the Ginger […]

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National Coffee Day celebrate South Indian Coffee

During the Christmas break I travelled to South India and as an avid coffee drinker was delighted to see the coffee plantations and find out a little more about growing coffee. One of the main area’s within southern India for coffee growing is Wayanad which is an area known for its national parks, wild elephants […]

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Fenchurch bees & honey

Believe it or not we have 2 hives on the roof at our venue at Fenchurch Place and last week I was fortunate enough to get a visit. So after getting kitted out with my full bee keepers outfit, ensuring every zip and piece of skin was covered out we went onto the roof for […]

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Mexican Tuna Burgers

2nd installment of the tuna recipes. With the 2 fillets I took for the burgers I poached them in a pan of water with seasoning, bay leaf and a couple of slices of lemon. The recipe I was using was to use tinned tuna but as I was trying to clear some space in the […]

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Broccoli & cashew salad

3 x heads of broccoli (please don’t use frozen) 100g x cashew nuts 2 x chilli’s 2 x red onions (thinly sliced) 25ml x sesame oil 50ml x light soy sauce Prep broccoli in to small florets and bar boil until your knife just abouts to go through, takes anywhere between 4 & 5 minutes. […]

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Roasted Beetroot & Goats Cheese Salad

This is a lovely hearty salad with great flavour and doesn’t take a huge amount of prep. The ingredients I used made 2 decent sized salads. 4 bulbs of beetroot chopped into quarters and roasted at 200 for 30 minutes. 150g goat’s cheese sliced and crumbled. Tomatoes, I used a few yellow cherry and a […]

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Strawberry & white chocolate mini muffins

Basic Muffin mix 1kg Self raising flour 300g Caster sugar 4 Eggs 500ml Vegetable oil 625ml Milk 1 punnet of strawberries roughly chopped 100g white chocolate buttons Other flavours which can be added are: Any fruit or mixed peel, chocolate, marshmallows Mix all the ingredients and bake for 15 minutes on 170. Here at Paddington […]

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Courgette Spaghetti

I’ve wanted to try this for ages but I didn’t want to buy a spiraliser which lets face it the novelty would have soon worn off and then it’s another piece of kitchen equipment to find a home for. Then I discovered one of these. It’s a julienne peeler and will do the same as […]

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Butternut Squash Dhal

Another super food recipe from Jamie, this time a Dhal with a fried egg. I did adjust this slightly as I had some sweet potato to use so I halved the butternut squash and replaced with sweet potato. Another great filling veggie dinner which lasted for 2 nights. Can’t wait for the next show!   […]

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