Recipes

Roasted Chicken Ramen

Roasted Chicken Ramen

Anyone who loves ramen knows the key ingredient is the soup base. Rich creamy and bursting with multiple layers of flavour, restaurants create recipes over days of reducing stock, drawing everything out of pork and chicken bones, and adding various ingredients to which the dinner’s experience is a […]

Guinness Rum Espresso

Guinness Rum Espresso

  Caramel chocolate melted in coffee, then poured onto ice with spiced rum and stout and topped with milk chocolate shavings. It’s yes, yes, yes. Guinness Rum Espresso  Serves 1 50ml spiced rum 1 small square of caramel centered chocolate 1/2 tsp brown sugar 30ml hot strong […]

Mexican Chilli Beef

Mexican Chilli Beef

Recipe: Mexican Chilli Beef Slow cooked smokey chilli beef, fresh zingy salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole and rice covered in tangy lime juice and washed down with a refreshing moreish salty dog beer cocktail – what more is there to say?   NOTE: The Chilli […]

Raspberries with Disaronno Cream

Raspberries with Disaronno Cream

Recipe: Raspberries with Disaronno Cream Disaronno is an amaretto-flavoured liqueur made in Italy with a bittersweet almond taste. It is used widely as a mixer in cocktail recipes, however Italians like to drink it served on ice as a post dinner digestive. The sweet sticky golden spirit mixed with [...]
Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita) with Black Olive Passata

Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita) with Black Olive Passata

Recipe: Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita) with Black Olive Passata   This is a Cretan recipe of Mediterranean flavours and a refreshing break from meat based dishes. Traditionally it is served hot or cold and cut into small bite-sized pieces as a snack, or […]

Tomatoes a la Creme

Tomatoes a la Creme

Tomatoes a la Creme, although originating from France in the 1920s, has been a popular dish in many countries for decades. Inciting romantic verse and fond memories from grown-up children who recall happy moments in the kitchen watching their mothers and grandmothers make and serve the simple […]

Chocolate Coffee Buckwheat Crepes

Chocolate Coffee Buckwheat Crepes

This week I have been testing a selection of Lavazza limited edition coffee blends, which has resulted in me bouncing around the house with plenty of energy. Apart from the standard cup, I’ve made use of the granules by coming up with as many coffee based […]

The Beehive

The Beehive

This cocktail makes a great party drink. A mix of gin, sloe gin and the lovable black raspberry liqueur chambord. But be warned – they are a little too easy to knock back!   The Beehive Serves 1 30ml gin 20ml Sloe gin 60ml pink grapefruit juice 10ml chambord Ice […]

Roasted Garlic, Potato and Leek Soup

Roasted Garlic, Potato and Leek Soup

Chilly Autumn evenings are best spend indoors with something comforting and hearty bubbling away on the stove top, or slowly cooking in the oven. As the evenings draw in, get comfortable and enjoy this warming soup made with leek, roasted garlic and potatoes. Roasted Garlic, Potato and […]

Cod & Potato Cake with Grain Mustard Sauce

Cod & Potato Cake with Grain Mustard Sauce

Crunchy crumbed fish, fried eggs, buttery spinach and mustard cream sauce – yum! Devour this dish for breakfast lunch or dinner, either way it makes you happy.