Chinese Chicken with Cashew Nuts: Chinese Food Made Easy

As much as I love Chinese food, I find that the stuff served in restaurants is often disappointing. With day-glow coloured sauces and some strangely artificial flavours, it is never quite as I hoped it would be. It’s certainly nothing like the food you would be served in someone’s home in China. That’s where the Read More…

Wonderful Leftovers Casserole

Photo credits Alex J Harris I love cooking whole chickens. I usually cook two at a time, half a lemon in each cavity, roasting them to golden goodness on a weekend afternoon. Not only does it mean you have a delicious roast lunch or dinner to enjoy, but there are all those wonderful leftovers! I Read More…

Lemon Chicken

My Lemon Chicken is based on a dish we used to have at one of our favourite pubs, The Spread Eagle in Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire. There has been a pub on the site since the 16th century, and the whole place is steeped in history. When we moved from Kent to the Midlands fifteen years Read More…

Poulet Au Vinaigre de Vin

There’s a story behind my Poulet au Vinaigre de Vin. Although my husband was born in England, he spent a lot of his childhood elsewhere. His dad worked for IBM, which insiders joke is an acronym for ‘I’ve Been Moved’. His family spent time in the US, but much of my husband’s childhood was spent Read More…

Spicy Mango Chicken

My family is funny with spicy food. My husband loves a good Indian curry, but really isn’t into Mexican food at all. My son and I adore Mexican food, but curry? Well, not so much. The ones we do like are milder. My son likes coconutty, fruity Korma but me, I prefer to keep fruit Read More…