Month: April 2015

Chicken and Chorizo Gratin with Flavour Shots

Chicken and Chorizo Gratin with Flavour Shots

We’ve been dying to try the new Schwartz Flavour Shots range for ages, so when they asked us if we’d like to work with them recreating this delicious Spanish influenced recipe, we were delighted. One of the first things I liked about the flavour shot we chose was that the […]

Strozzapreti con Salsiccia

Strozzapreti con Salsiccia

Is there anything more satisfying than a bowl of fresh sauce with a fabulous sauce tossed through it? Today we’re using salsiccia sausage in our sauce with red wine and herbs with strozzapreti one of my favourite types of pasta. Salsiccia, Italian sausages, are usually made of pure pork, occasionally […]

Meat Free Monday – Candied Cedrat

Meat Free Monday – Candied Cedrat

Today we are in Corsica, or the Ile de  Beaute to the French, Kalliste (beautiful) to the Greeks. Sitting in azure, translucent, unpolluted waters, it is situated 125 kilometres south of the Gulf of Genoa, 82 kilometres west of the Italian coast, 12 km from Sardinia and some 450 kilometres east […]

Eat More Fish: Salt Cod – Brandade

Eat More Fish: Salt Cod – Brandade

The first time I tried brandade was at a business event in the South of France. I asked what it was and was told it was mashed up fish, potato and oil by a member of the events team. Sounds strange but actually it is an absolute delight, perfumed with […]

Pane Carasau

Pane Carasau

In spite of my aversion to baking cakes, I do love to bake fresh bread. We have a 60-year-old sourdough starter that is lovingly fed every day and when we moved into this place we both relinquished our bread making machines in favour of more traditional, rustic methods. We haven’t […]

Slow Cooked Bigos

Slow Cooked Bigos

We love sauerkraut here and there is always a jar in the fridge for salads and sausages. Recently I’ve been researching new recipes and came across Bigos, the Polish national dish. Here’s our take on it, the meat is scaled down completely, focussing on the smokiness from the sausages, gammon […]

Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro (Portuguese for Brigadier) is a popular Brazilian delicacy, created in 1940. It is common throughout the entire country and is eaten at practically all the major celebrations. Brigadeiro is made from condensed milk, powdered chocolate, butter and chocolate sprinkles to cover the outside. It can be cooked in the oven or the microwave, […]

Meat Free Monday – Kik Wot

Meat Free Monday – Kik Wot

Today, we are travelling to Ethiopia, a landlocked African country that is associated, in most people’s minds, with deprivation, starvation and malnutrition. Nevertheless, the country has a highly nutritious, largely vegetarian diet. In fact, most Ethiopian dishes are nutrient-dense and low in fat. According to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, every […]

Bake Off : Kasutera

Bake Off : Kasutera

I have been inspired recently to try my hand at baking; something I steered clear of in the past. I am a big scaredy cat. I am, however, tackling old favourites such as scones or carrot cake as well as less well-known cake like Kasutera/Castella. Kasutera (Castella) is an old-fashioned […]