Goats Cheese & Tarragon Arancini with Beetroot Chutney & Rocket 

This is perfect as a starter or ‘tapas’ style dish. I took a goats cheese, tarragon & beetroot risotto recipe and adapted it slightly. Instead of adding the beetroot to the risotto, I made a separate chutney. After rolling the cooled risotto into balls, I placed a good size piece of goats cheese in the…

Guest Blog: We need to talk about the Cheese (Sauce)! – by John Kane

I’d like to introduce my first guest blogger, John Kane, aka my little brother!  John is currently residing in Perth, Western Australia, but is moving back to the UK later on this year. Like myself, and our other siblings, John loves his food and certainly knows his way around a kitchen. I particularly enjoy his…

Thoran: Dry Kerala Curry of Cabbage, Carrot & Coconut

Don’t let the word ‘Dry’ put you off this recipe, it’s tasty, nutritious with a spicy kick. I can’t take credit for this one, it’s from Rick Steins Indian book, hailing from Kerala, Southern India. Traditionally this dish was made from whatever vegetables that could be found.  The curry is enough on its own, served…

Asian Spiced Salmon Fillets with Cauliflower Rice

This recipe was a bit of an experimental one when cooking for the family last night. I threw together some of my favourite spices and this is the end result!  The Salmons marinaded in Soy Sauce, Lime, Honey, Garlic, Chilli, Ginger & Chinese 5 Spice. I love roasted Cauliflower, the flavour becomes more intense when…

Spag Bol with a Cheeky Little Twist! 

It’s quick, it’s tasty, it’s nutritious and it’s possibly one of best loved dishes in the world…..Spaghetti Bolognese!  The basis for my Spag Bol recipe is similar to that of a traditional recipe, with the main exception being a dollop of HP Sauce (Brown Sauce). Yes, good old HP Sauce!  Some of you may not…

Mother Kane’s Christmas Cake

Growing up, it was tradition that every October half-term my mum would make the Christmas cake.  My siblings and I would gather around to stir the mix and make our wishes. Then there was the obligatory licking the bowl, and subsequent fighting over who’s had the most. Fond childhood memories, probably because I was always…

Zebra & Cognac Tasting Night @ Rare, Leeds

The tasting night was my first visit to Rare Steak House in Leeds, tucked away almost unnoticed in the busy city centre Call Lane area. I came across the tasting night whilst searching online for an alternative food related present for my friend Fiona. A series of tasting nights were on offer at Rare throughout…

Spicy Pumpkin Stew with Lamb Cutlets

I’m not going to lie to you, preparing a pumpkin is messy & hard work, but once you’ve remove the flesh from the skin and scraped out all the seeds, you do feel a sense of accomplishment. Make sure you have a big, sharp knife and ensure you carve carefully to avoid losing a finger…