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…

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…

Best Ever Bolognese

A healthier version of an Italian classic. Sorry for the flurry of sweet treats on here over the past few months, especially since I’m on a weight loss regime. I shall try to keep these to a minimum these days. Anyway, back to business. One of the first things I did on joining Slimming World…

Chilli Wasabi Beef Stir-Fry

A new favourite way of stir-frying beef. I have lost count of the amount of times I’ve cooked this dish over the past few weeks. It’s too fucking good. Even my mother likes it. The idea for this dish came about from raiding the fridge and store-cupboard one Friday night when I was home alone…

Easy Midweek Paella

A great storecupboard supper that’s ideal for the winter months. Although, having said that, I have made this in the summer and I enjoyed it then too. This is one of those recipes that is easily adaptable to whatever you got in the fridge. I once made this using skinned Cumberland pork sausages, sliced chorizo…

My Mother’s Pork and Beans

Only one word is needed for this recipe, and that is ‘Wow!’ This Saturday my mother’s cooking the dinner, for a chang, she’s cooking a recent addition to her repertoire, Pork and Beans. This one-pot recipe is actually based on one that she saw being made on an episode of Lorraine, or it might have been This…

Sausage Ragu

Oh how I loathe the term “signature dish”, it makes me cringe and want to give up cooking. But then I wouldn’t  be a food blogger anymore, would I?  Anyway here is my, cringe, signature dish. A bloody tasty sauce for any type of short pasta, penne (tubes) or conchiglie (shells) work best, all those…

School Days Bolognese

This is a recipe from my Mum’s old school books from when she studied for her O Level in Home Economics during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. This is a fantastic recipe. Mum’s made this so many times over the years that she never refers to the book any more. She uses it for…