Lamb Chops with Gravy

A few weeks ago I developed a few recipes for a company called Platejoy. All their recipes have to be quick to cook (no more than 30 minutes for a dinner, including preparation time) so it was quite a challenge to come up with something tasty, balanced and still quick to prepare. Perhaps I made it a […]

Mini Cottage Pies

I haven’t forgotten that, in last year’s Oscars post, I promised you my recipe for mini cottage pies so, only a year later, here it is! I first encountered mini cottage pies at a friend’s wedding and they were the most amazing bitesize food I’d ever tasted. I knew the Oscar’s party was the perfect […]

Experiments with Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is another British tradition and, despite the vague sounding name, Christmas cake is a very specific type of cake –  a fruit cake with spices, usually iced with a layer of marzipan under a layer of icing. There are several traditions around the making and eating of the cake (or of the Christmas […]