Pollo Florentine Pasta

One of my favourite things to do when home alone is to go on the tablet and read the entire archive of a food blog. Why, you may ask, the answer being that I am fascinated by how other people cook and write, it inspires me. One such afternoon brought me to Ree Drummond. As…

Hot and Sour Prawn Detox Noodles

After an hiatus of over six months I’ve got my blogging mojo back. So now I’m itching to come back on, and share what I’ve been making. So here I am, totally yours. All day, every day. Some time ago I did a Twitter poll on what type of recipes I should do more of,…

Oven-Baked Prawns in Garlic-Chilli Butter

Seeing as it is now the range among my fellow food bloggers to give non-recipes now and then, I’ve decided to start giving a few suggestions in this manner. The first dish I’m going to share is for prawns that are baked in a foil parcel with a mixture of butter, garlic and dried chilli…

Sweet Chilli Chicken

Today’s recipe is sort of inspired by a traditional Filipino dish, but done as a stir-fry, and it is dished up with egg-fried rice. I seem to be doing an awful lot of Oriental cooking at the moment, not that I am complaining; Oriental cuisine is one of my favourites. When I was growing up,…

Simple Tex-Mex Chilli

Ideal for all these rainy days we seem to be having this summer. Where has the summer gone? It’s July for fuck’s sake. Not bloody April! Anyway,  with Tuesday being a mix of sun and rain, and having to use a package of minced beef from the fridge, I decided to cook a pot of…

Jacko’s Simple Roast Chicken

And now, we come to one of the most important recipes any home chef should have in his or her repertoire, roast chicken. (Insert Homer Simpson style drool here) I suppose the roast chook has been a major part of my life since I was a little boy. I used to sit in the kitchen…

Orchard Roast Lamb

An absofuckinglutely brilliant way of roasting lamb. This way of cooking lamb has long been in my Mum’s repertoire, and it is gradually becoming part of mine. Mum saw this being cooked on a television show years agop, I see from her notes that it was from a show that has a vicar. Very cryptic…

Easy Chicken and Ham Slab Pie

An old family favourite, straight from my mother’s notebook. Apologies for the long absence. I’ve been unwell, and life has been a bit hectic. But that’s all alright now. Anyway, the other night it was my turn to cook the dinner and I decided to cook one of my favourite quick supper ideas, a chicken…

Risotto for the Lazy

A very tasty supper dish for one. And proof that I do do savoury dishes as well as baking/desserts. I love risotto. I like how comforting it is. But what I don’t like is the tiresome ladling in of stock, and stirring it in. I thought there has to be an easier way, when I…

Baked Tikka Yogurt Chicken

I admit this may not win any prizes for being the most beautiful dish when you pull this out of the oven. I promise it tastes good though. This is a simple version of that Great British favourite, Chicken Tikka, based on a Slimming World recipe. If you prefer your tikka to be in a…