The Biggest Gig of the Year

So it’s almost upon us guys; the big one, the Christmas Lunch. For us foodies who love to cook this is it, the most important meal of the year. Are you ready? Are you nervous? Do you have a plan? You most certainly don’t need military precision but a little bit of advance planning will take away the stress and make things so much easier for you on the day. Read post.

Home Sweet Home

Look what I came home to tonight: Rob cooked this beautiful rib of beef, following my guide here. Just LOOK at that Yorkshire pudding. This is the first time he’s ever made it and he’s rather pleased with the result…

Heavenly Roast Chicken

For me a roast chicken, along with the stock made from the picked-bare bones, is one of the best things to come out of the kitchen. I simply adore it. No other food says home to me quite like this…

Crispy and Fluffy Roast Potatoes

The perfect roast potato is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Forget the complex creations of top chefs, if you can master the roast potato you will be considered a culinary expert by friends and family. After…

The Real Thing

Home made gravy is so simple and yet so very special. It’s the make or break of a good roast dinner and once you’ve made and tasted it you’ll never want to use gravy granules again. Here are the elements…

Port Gravy For Roast Pork

Sweetness with roast pork goes so well which is why apple sauce is a classic to serve with it. But if you don’t fancy that and want something different try this port gravy. Well, it’s actually more of a sauce…

Pork Crackling

As much as I love roast pork I never used to eat the crackling – the thought of fatty pig’s skin didn’t really do it for me! I have to admit to feeling a little disgust when Rob used to…

The Traditional Sunday Lunch

It’s the top of the British dinner charts, the tradition which is at the heart of British cooking. It’s the food which brings families across the country together on Sundays. It is, of course, roast beef. Served with crispy roast…

Roasted Leg of Lamb and Vegetables with Crushed Garlic

I’m a big fan of one pot cooking, as you’ll see when I write more about what I’m cooking as the weeks and months go on. It’s easy and makes less washing up – and who couldn’t like a meal…

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