Spiced Chicken, Bacon and Chutney Paté

I love a good paté. From the small glass jars of chicken or beef paste available in every supermarket to the first course servings of velvety parfait in restaurants. Seeing as I love it so, I was pondering why I'd never made it. A Sainsbury substitution fixed that.Suddenly I had 400g of chicken livers to …

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Journey Bread–Methi Roti–Thepla

Well, sort of. Apart from the fact that I didn’t have any fresh or even any dried methi. (Fenugreek) so ground it was. Fenugreek is a herb that has staying power. It clings to you. Your hands, your clothes, your kitchen and your whole house if you use a lot of it, and don’t open …

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Sprouts Are Not Just For Christmas Salad

I love sprouts. There. I said it. It’s true though, I really do! I used to hate them as a child, and would try to hide them under leftover mash, but then as I got older, and my tastebuds changed, I got to liking them, and then to loving them. Poor, maligned creatures they are, …

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Cattleman’s Smokehouse and Grill – Romford Marketplace

Yes. Romford. Not usually the place that you think of when you think of barbecue, but if this place keeps going, then I sincerely hope that will change. I haven’t been to Pitt Cue, it’s out of my ‘get there in a lunch break’ zone, as is Red Dog, and all the hipster-ish places that …

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Lentil and Sausage Stew

Thursday was meant to be a Visiting Person in Hospital night, but that had to be postponed, so cooking dinner needed to be done. A quick trek around Waitrose yielded lots of things on the reduced shelf, so I bought Caramelised Onion sausages, Unearthed’s lovely mini snack chorizo, celery, sage and smoked cubes of pancetta. …

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Sunday Staple: Featherblade and red wine stew

I make stew rather a lot. It’s a nice easy dinner, and if you make enough, you have some for the next day and some for the freezer. I also love the smell of it cooking merrily away while I potter about for the rest of the day. The vegetable amounts are approximate. I used …

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