Beef Stroganoff

This is a really quick recipe for dinner. Do the chopping prep first, then get the water on to boil for the rice. When you start the cooking, pop the rice on and the whole thing will be ready in less than 15 minutes. The brandy in the sauce is optional – but it does…

Homemade Burgers 

Homemade burgers are sooo much juicier and tastier than supermarket ones. You know exactly what’s in them and can spice them up to your own taste.  Ingredients – Makes 8 1 kilo of good quality minced beef  1 onion, very finely chopped  1 large garlic clove, crushed  1 bell pepper, finely chopped  1 tspn ground…

The Rules of Roasting

As the evenings draw in and the bbq is wheeled away for the year, many of us will return to roasting for Sunday lunch. Here are a couple of tips to give you the best possible result: Roasting Times: Guide to roasting meat at 160°C – 180°C: Meat Desired Result Minutes per 500g Internal Temp…

Magic in Marlow

A couple of years ago we visited the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Uniquely it is a pub with two Michelin stars. Our first experience was good enough for us to make a detour last week…Tom Kerridges famous thrice fried chips lingered in our memory. We were surprised and a little disappointed to see…

Open steak sandwich 

We had steak on the BBQ last night; 3 large sirloin steaks was too much for the 6 of us, so I held some back to use for lunch today. We also had a loaf of garlic and rosemary bread, which was a day past its best – steak sandwich here we come. It’s more…