Bavette, Flat Iron and my version of chimichurri

Whenever I go and stay in Penge on a weekend, it’s very hard not to head straight to The Butchery in Forest Hill. Every single piece of meat that I have bought from there has been exceptional, and the prices are very good considering the high quality of the meat that you are getting. Last …

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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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French-ish Onion Soup with Cheese Sprinkles

Lordy I just have to write this recipe down before I forget it. I wanted soup. I’d baked a lot today, and didn't want anything heavy for dinner so soup seemed ideal. I just seem to have a thing lately for clear, hot stocks. Nothing claggy, no roux, just stock with interesting things in. This …

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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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