Recipe: American Pancakes

American pancakes are well worth the effort. They can seem deceptively fussy and sometimes it’s the idea of dragging out the flour, baking powder and eggs that conjures scenes of kitchen mayhem, but with a good recipe to hand and a little organisation you can ┬áhave them on the table in less than 10 minutes….

Recipe: Bavette Steak, Charred Leeks, Bearnaise Sauce

For me the king of steak sauces is a perfectly executed Bearnaise. Whisky Peppercorn comes seriously close as does a Mushroom and Blue Cheese combo, but, there’s no beating a Tarragon laced buttery Bearnaise with a perfectly cooked steak. I cook fillet or Rib eye regularly and you can easily swap out the Bavette in…

Recipe: Mushroom and Mozzarella stuffed Breads

These stuffed breads are the ideal side dish to a host of meals especially things like my lasagne or they can be served as a wholesome vegetarian meal in themselves. So easy to cook and prep they can be made ahead and left in foil ready for baking when guests arrive. (1 ciabatta serves 5-6…

Recipe: Chipotle Salmon with Cous Cous

This Salmon dish is the ideal dinner to make your body love you more after some over indulging. Light and fresh with the cous cous and vegetables but tickling the taste buds with fiery heat from chipotle. You can add or take away ingredients from the cous cous to suit your taste and can also…

Recipe: Gargantuan Party Lasagne

Lasagne, who hasn’t made one? The difference here is that this lasagne will feed a small army. It’s ideal for gatherings of up to 20 people and along with a side salad and some stuffed breads it’s an easy prep-ahead crowd pleaser. You do ideally need big pots and pans to cope with the volume,…

Recipe: Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti

I was driving home stuck in the worst traffic the last time I decided to cook Chicken Milanese. It was a typical 12 hour day and the Christmas shopping was adding to the mayhem on the roads, I needed comfort and Italian food offers just that with aplomb. This Chicken Milanese dish was something I…