Main Course Recipes

Venison Haunch Steak with Spelt Grain and Red Wine Sauce

When Polly Robinson from Food Safari UK invited me to come along and cook at her’ Wild Meat in a Day’ event, I could not contain myself. I had been …

Venison Casserole with Cheddar Chive Dumplings

The days are getting longer and the nights shorter, but it’s still chilly outside. I am fooled when the sun shines through the bedroom window at 6am in the morning …

Venison Shank and Chestnut Mushroom Suet Pudding

We are nearing the end of the game season and the last of the game still available is venison and wood pigeon. I’m excited that spring is upon us and …

Braised Beef Rib Stroganoff, January King Cabbage and Carrot Crush

There is something really warming about eating good old classic recipes. I almost feel  nervous and get sweaty palms when I set myself the task of cooking an old kitchen …

Two Lentil Makhani Dal with Freshly Baked Peshawari Naan Breads

I absolutely loved the movie Slumdog Millionaire.I not only  appreciated the mechanics on how the movie was made but also  how it highlighted the way we allow children and other …

Exquisite Lamb Moussaka

Cooking is my life but it does not necessarily mean that I have to reinvent the wheel every time I get the pots and pans out. As part of my …

PheasantRavioli

Pheasant Ravioli with a Chestnut Sauce and Curly Kale Pesto

It’s amazing the lovely colours that we can still achieve even in the heart of winter. I always used to  imagine and think that winter food was dull, heavy and …

PheasantBreast

Slow Cooked Pheasant Breast with Griddled Leeks and Pickled Mushrooms

A few weeks ago, the two of us took a week out from work with the aim to relax and try and do as little as possible….well that was a …

PearQuail

Pear, Quail, Walnut and Stilton Salad

Well what can I say, Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnuts, the height of food fashion in the 60′s and 70′s. I deliberately pushed myself (or  alternatively tried to antagonise myself)  …

Laksa

Prawn Coconut Laksa

Recently I inadvertently came across Rick Steins Far Eastern Odyssey but to be honest I do not like watching him cook as I find it a bit cringe worthy at …

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