Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are one of my favourite weekend breakfasts. They are so quick and easy to knock up; the trick is to let the bananas get really brown and squishy before you mash them up into pancakes – super sweet treats! Ingredients: 1 large overripe banana 1 medium egg, beaten 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp honey Method: Roughly mash the bananas into the beaten egg. I like to leave fairly large pieces as I love biting into the caramelized…

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods. If I’m feeling cold/ill/tired/a bit miserable/just bloody hungry this is what springs to mind. Garlicky, creamy, salty, cheesy, yum. It is quick, easy and you only have two pans to wash up afterwards, brilliant. Ingredients: Spaghetti Clove of garlic, chopped Smoked bacon (1 rasher per person), diced Handful of mushrooms, sliced Cream, roughly 150ml 1 – 2 egg yolks (again this comes down to personal preference – I like it “eggy”,…

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Mexican Chipotle Meatball Wraps

Mexican Chipotle Meatball Wraps

This was a dish I put together when I was Winter-weather-craving something satisfying, but not too heavy – for this mood I find Mexican food really ticks the boxes – a big taste hit combined with fresh, punchy flavours. Meatballs in chipotle sauce is a popular Mexican dish, and is usually served more like a stew with rice. Here however I decided to combine the meatballs with homemade pink pickled onions, tomatillo salsa and sour cream in some corn tortilla…

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Chocolate Marble Cake

Chocolate Marble Cake

This is a very spectacular looking cake made by my sister Liz – infact several years she used the marble decoration for one of the cakes she baked for my wedding – I had some very impressed guests! It’s perfect for a birthday, and the flavour is great. It’s not that tricky to put together, as most of the sponge ingredients are added in one go – you just need a lot of bowls to melt all that different chocolate! Unfortunately…

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Icelandic lamb and wild thyme hotpot

Icelandic lamb and wild thyme hotpot

This recipe is actually a reproduction of a dish I made while camping in Iceland in 2015 in a 30 year old Land Rover, with my husband Tim and my great friend Liz. We were camping in the most beautiful campsite at Þakgil just north of Vik – almost a secluded canyon – green carpeted and surrounded by steep mountain walls high above a glacial valley. We had climbed up the winding gravel roads in the old Landy, stopping to take in…

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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I love banana bread. It’s one of the first things I ever baked – it’s moist with sweet gooey chunks of chocolate and banana, and is ridiculously easy to put together. It is great still warm from the oven with a cup of tea, or as a breakfast treat! Ingredients: 3 overripe bananas 2 eggs, beaten 110g melted unsalted butter 170g caster sugar 1 tbsp milk 1.5 tbsp lemon juice Double handful of chopped pecans or walnuts 70g chopped dark chocolate…

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The ultimate home comfort – roast chicken with caramelized onion gravy

The ultimate home comfort – roast chicken with caramelized onion gravy

This had to be the first entry to my blog. It pretty much epitomizes the essence of how I cook. This is a recipe I make with my own home-reared chickens, processed by my own hand and turned into an utterly delicious meal for my family and friends. A good roast chicken with crisp brown skin, juicy and tender in a bed of sweet melting onions and swimming in a rich gravy is one of the best home cooked dishes…

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