Quick and Easy Coq au Vin Recipe

‘Quick’ and ‘easy’ are not normally words you would use to describe Coq au Vin, a traditional slow-cooked French recipe. After all, Coq au Vin was a recipe originally developed to make the oldest, toughest poultry melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The name translates to Rooster in Wine. Furthermore, peeling tiny shallots, browning chicken pieces, sautéing bacon and Read More…

Easy Mediterranean Sausage and Vegetable Bake

My Easy Mediterranean Sausage and Vegetable Bake is a one pan dinner that the whole family will love. It doesn’t take very long to make, and it’s full of healthy ingredients. Varying the type of sausages you use can make this a very versatile recipe. I like to use the handmade Caramelised Onion Sausages from my Read More…

Beef and Ale Stew – A Traditional British Recipe

It’s one of those magical, misty mornings here in the south of England. A light fog gently dips over the trees and you really can’t see the sky for clouds. There’s a damp chill in the air and I find myself craving multiple cups of steaming hot tea. I know that my family will be looking forward Read More…

Easy Back To School Dinner Ideas

Before long, the September rush will begin and we’ll be hurtling towards (dare I say it?) Christmas at breakneck speed. With after school clubs, activities and sports starting up, easy back to school dinner ideas are the key to making a full schedule much more manageable and life a lot more fun. Pin this post for later Even Read More…

Mushroom Orzotto – a healthy alternative to rice

Easy to make with a lovely nutty flavour and a pleasantly toothsome texture, Mushroom Orzotto is a wonderfully versatile, family friendly, main dish or side. Orzotto is a classic Italian dish, made from pearl barley. It’s very similar to risotto, although it’s much easier to make because you add all the liquid at once. I Read More…