Stir-Up-Sunday…

If you haven’t already made your Christmas Puddings then Sunday the 24th of November is the time to do it, the last Sunday before the start of Advent and traditionally known as Stir Up Sunday. Here is a fail safe recipe for a lovely moist, boozy pudding!   Ingredients   600g mixed dried fruit and nuts. I…… Continue reading Stir-Up-Sunday…

The Ultimate Beef & Potato Pie…

  After a fantastic Summer the temperature has dropped and it’s looking a little gloomy outside… (although now I am writing this it seems Summer is making a comeback!) but that’s ok, it means it’s time to start cooking those lovely comforting foods! And what could be more comforting than a big old fashioned Meat &…… Continue reading The Ultimate Beef & Potato Pie…

Venison Chilli

Our Butcher sometimes gets some very nice wild venison in. When he does we always make sure that we get some venison neck in, we usually buy quite a bit for the freezer. Venison neck when cooked long and slow is great. It makes fantastic curries but this was a first for us. I can…… Continue reading Venison Chilli

Pimms, Friends & Slow Cooked Lamb

  We hadn’t seen a friend of ours (an old neighbour) for a while, and we still had half a bottle of Pimms in the pantry that he had bought up on his last visit! We seemed to be having a good run of weather so we thought it was time to invite him round for…… Continue reading Pimms, Friends & Slow Cooked Lamb