Autumn

Confit Salmon, Pickled Ginger Celeriac, Haricot Beans

Boys and their toys!! OK I have to confess I also like kitchen tools, especially ones that do something slightly clever and out of the ordinary. Mr.P and the chefs …

Cheddar, Apple and Pickle Pasties

With a few warmer days thoughts turn to picnics and informal outside dining. Steve has been busy preparing for our famous grazing platters and made these cute dinky cheddar, apple …

Koeksisters

Earlier this month when I was challenged to cook for South African rugby players the nerves set in and to be honest I grabbed the phone and called my mother. …

Pecan, Date and Honey Savarin, Honeycomb, Yoghurt Sorbet

Mothers day is fast approaching, where is the year going?? Not so long ago I was making Christmas puddings and now we are planning puddings for mothers day. Crazy when …

Pumpkin Chutney

With Autumn finally kicking in and the last breath of the Indian summer making way for the cooler days and nights ahead, we are frantically making chutney, pickles and preserves.…

Venison Carpaccio

We had great fun last season with the Wild Meat in a day Food Safari events. It’s popular and everyone seemed to enjoy it thoroughly. Ray Kent and Robert Gooch …

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is quite possibly one of Mr.P’s most favourite desserts. I remember making it for him shortly after we had met, I’m sure it must have sealed the …

Pan-Fried Mackerel; Smoked Mackerel Cakes and Tomato Salad

This exceptionally good looking fish with its shiny blue and silver skin is classed as a humble creature from the sea. It’s not only sustainable but this oily fish is …

Dingley Dell Pig Art; Pig Hash

It’s Farm Animal Welfare Week 2011 and what better way to celebrate than commissioning two local artists to paint a pig sty?! Well that is exactly what Mark Hayward from …

Pickled Eggs and Pork Scratchings

These two recipes are a must-have essential for any pub’s blackboard menu. I must say at first the thought of pickled eggs was slightly, well… off-putting! Well the challenge for …

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