Ottolenghi Kosheri (Rice n Lentils)

Last night, whilst rooting around trying to find some barley (I was going to make chicken barley soup) I came across some dry green lentils and remembered this great recipe with rice & lentils that I saw in the Ottolenghi Cookbook we were given.  So, that was that, we were going to have rice &…

Favourite Weekend Brunch Combo

Weekends are for ‘treats’ and we nearly always have a special brunch on at least one of the days.  Our brunch more often than not includes delicious fresh free range eggs from our lovely hens and if we are in the right season, we’ll pick rocket and tomatoes straight from the garden!  This has to be…

Thrice Cooked Chinese Style Pork Belly

  I accidently bought the wrong cut of pork yesterday for our dinner.  I was going to make a lovely pork stroganoff, but realised that you should probably use lean pork fillet rather than pork belly, which tbh tastes lovely when crispy fried.  So, a quick change of plan, and I made us all chinese…

Best EVER Savoury Shortcrust Pastry

We had heaps of pheasant leftovers on Sunday, so I decided to make a pie.  Not just any old pie… one that has deliciously rich red wine gravy which goes so well with this buttery melt in the mouth shortcrust pastry. I have to admit that my pastry making hasn’t been the best in the…