Monthly Archives: September 2013

Italian Chicken Scallopini with San Daniele Ham

Italian chicken Scallopini with San Daniele ham

  This is a stunning multi-layered Italian classic that can be called Scaollopini, depending on what mood you’re in. My mood today is to say it as it is, so … Continue reading

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Lamb Cutlets with Grana Padano and Herb Crust

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I’ve been asked to take part in a challenge to create a recipe using Grana Padano cheese.  But first, some facts about Grana Padano cheese: it originates in Italy’s Po … Continue reading

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Pinwheel Chicken with San Daniele Ham and Spaghetti with Grana Padano Cream

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I’ve been asked to take part in a challenge to create a recipe using San Daniele ham and Grana Padano cheese, and here it is: pinwheel chicken. It looks lovely … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver-inspired Leftover Lamb Biryani

Jamie Oliver Lamb Biryani

My food shopping bills have gone through the roof lately, as I’m sure yours have, too. So I’m on a mission to save a few quid by making meals stretch … Continue reading

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How to trim and cook onglet: the beefiest steak you will ever taste – and the best value for money

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Onglet isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but looks can be deceiving: this is a bee-yoo-ti-ful steak, flavour-wise. One of the best. And as cheap as the chips you … Continue reading

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Have you tried cockerel thighs?

cockerel thighs

I bought these cockerel thighs at a farmers’ market. They cost £4 each. Meaty beasts. Real nutcrackers. And the flavour was incredible. I’d never tried cockerel thighs before, but was … Continue reading

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Baked Paccheri Pasta with Bolognese and Grana Padano Sauce

Baked Paccheri Pasta

I came across Paccheri pasta during my weekly shop. They are big rigatoni-like tubes that are fantastic for holding chunky sauces, like this best-ever Bolognese, which I make ahead in … Continue reading

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Review: Naked Noodle – Thai Style Chicken Flavour

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I’m fed up with eating sandwiches for lunch. So much stodge, no matter how much salad you pack in between the slabs of wholemeal, ciabatta or sour dough. So, out … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steak Challenge #8: Longhorn Cote de Boeuf

Longhorn Cote de Boeuf

I am passionate about rare breed beef and over the last year I’ve been on a quest to sample as much as possible. Check out my Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge to find … Continue reading

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Succulent Chinese Pork Belly with Lindisfarne Mead

Chinese Pork Belly with Mead

Mead is an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey and water – and it’s delicious. I bought a bottle on a trip to Lindisfarne Holy Island in Northumberland and I … Continue reading

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Sliced Teryaki Steak and Chargrilled Vegetables

Sliced Teryaki Sirloin Steak

  In my quest to find the perfect steak, on the advice of a friend I decided to try  Costco Sirloin. My first two, cooked medium-rare for two-minutes each side … Continue reading

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The ‘Walkers Mighty Lights’ Workout Video!

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My three kids’ main mission in life seems to be to chomp through as many crisps as their little stomachs can contain before exploding. So a new variety containing 30 … Continue reading

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