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fig and pancetta salad

fig and pancetta salad

Enjoy this light and fresh Summer salad for lunch or as a side to BBQ meats. It’s perfect for the sunny days ahead.   ingredients 150g speck, sliced into batons and cooked crispy 4 figs, cut into quarters 100g baby spinach leaves 100g baby swiss chard leaves 50g walnuts, halved 70g chèvre goats cheese   ... Read More
lamb shank shepherd’s pie

lamb shank shepherd’s pie

A winter dinner staple, serve with a side of steamed kale or spinach.   ingredients 1 onion, peeled and cut into 2cm-thick slices 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled, plus 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 sprigs rosemary 6 small lamb shanks 500ml medium-bodied red wine olive oil 2 leeks, trimmed, washed and cut into 1cm rounds 2 sticks celery, finely sliced 2 carrots, peeled and finely ... Read More
rum and raisin panna cotta

rum and raisin panna cotta

A light and festive dessert, easily prepared the day before ingredients 1.2 L thickened cream 8 sheets of gelatin 3 tbsp caster sugar 1 cup raisins dark rum 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp allspice ¼ tsp nutmeg instructions Place the raisins in a bowl and cover with rum, set aside for an hour and ... Read More
classic pea & ham soup

classic pea & ham soup

A family classic. My mum has always made this in bulk after Christmas with the left over ham bone. If you don’t have a ham bone to use, ham hocks are easily available at a butcher and they both give the best taste to this classic soup. ingredients 1 white onion, finely chopped 1-2 tbsp ... Read More
beef stroganoff

beef stroganoff

A much lighter version of the Russian staple; this Stroganoff is light and tasty. ingredients  2 sirloin steaks, sliced and with the fat removed 400g Swiss brown mushrooms, peeled and sliced 1 Spanish onion, sliced 200g Greek yogurt 50ml brandy 2 tsp paprika ½ bunch parsley, chopped Baby spinach S&P instructions Heat a large frying ... Read More