My Poutine

My Poutine

Poutine, a dish of chips topped with cheese curds and gravy is just pure indulgence.

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Save Money Good Diet

Save Money Good DietThis is the perfect book for me as although I will never compromise on flavour I will always look for ways to save money and make the process of cooking easier. I don’t view it as a ‘diet’ book but one that lets you cook and enjoy food with a nod to being healthier and prudent. 

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Winter Recipes

Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

All the sumptuous flavours of Shepard's Pie just without the meat. Bit of an oxymoron but you know what I’m saying. It’s quite a nice alternative to a meat version. With yeast extract instead of Worcestershire sauce or you can add a little brown miso paste to help along the flavour profile, take care as they can be quite salty.

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Easy Grouse Soup with Rice Noodles & Beef Marrow

Easy Grouse Soup with Rice Noodles & Beef Marrow

Easy it is, but this does take a little preparation time. The secret is to keep everything nice and simple, leaving the strong flavours to come to the fore themselves. The other thing to stress here is that the grouse must be pink – gently poach this fabulous meat for a few seconds only. Marrowbones are getting easier to find nowadays, partly due to being featured on television programmes and used by top chefs. I have just come back from Atlanta, Georgia, where even a burger chain is ordering a half-cut roasted marrowbone as a side.

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Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine

"How do you like you eggs in the morning?" the song asks, well here are a few of my favourite recipes to go with my homehade hollandaise.

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Phil’s Mash

Phil’s Mash

Making mash is simple, or is it? Get it wrong and everyone will ‘chip’ in with their fool proof methods. So, make sure you choose the right potatoes for the job and the rest will be child’s play.

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Fried Vermicelli Noodle Prawns With Yuzu & Toasted Sesame Dressing (Essential Gluten-Free)

Fried Vermicelli Noodle Prawns With Yuzu & Toasted Sesame Dressing (Essential Gluten-Free)

I really like the taste and texture of fried rice noodles. They alsomake a nice coating for flash-fried ingredients like fish. Don't worrytoo much if the noodles don't coat the filling fully as it's the cornflourand egg that seal the fish; the purpose of the vermicelli is to puffslightly for a lovely spiky texture.

Yuzu is an Asian fruit that looks like a yellow tangerine andhas a sharp taste similar to lemon. You can buy bottled juice in largersupermarkets and Asian shops. If you can't find it, then a 50:50 mixof satsuma or tangerine juice mixed with lime or lemon juice is okay.

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