Recipe: Apple Flapjacks

Oats, apple, golden syrup and just the smallest hint of cinnamon. What's not to love about these meltingly soft, sweet apple flapjacks?

The great thing about flapjacks is that despite the fact that they're clearly a yummy little treat; sweet and gooey like a slice of cake, they're made from oats and … Continue Reading ››

Crispy Baked Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries

That satisfying crunch, through the crispy, golden breadcrumb coating, into succulent bites of chicken...

This recipe is a slightly more grown-up, much tastier and healthier version of the kids classic, chicken nuggets and chips.  It's for those days when you yearn for childish food. You want something simple and comforting. Something that … Continue Reading ››

Autumn Cottage Pie

This Cottage Pie has all the colours and tastes of autumn. A filling of minced beef, squash, herbs and just a heady touch of cinnamon. All with a bronzed crown of cheesey sweet potato...

You know that saying about how dogs start to look like their owners? Well, have you ever … Continue Reading ››

Seasonal Food in November

November seasonal food November has arrived, bringing with it a blanket of fog (in Nottingham at least). I've often found that fog, rather like snow, seems to induce a childlike frenzy of emotion in otherwise mature and well-rounded adults.  Some find it exciting and mysterious, … Continue Reading ››

My 12 Part Guide to a Stress Free Christmas

Any Eat Drink Cook stalwarts among you will remember that last year, I posted weekly guides to help take some of the stress out of Christmas.  Now we've hit November I feel reasonably safe in bringing them to the fore again and offering them up as a metaphoric helping hand … Continue Reading ››

Chicken & Vegetable Broth

Get your glow back with a bowlful of this Chicken & Vegetable Broth. Bitefuls of carrot and swede, the occasional satisfying pop of a pea, chicken that's fallen from the bone and glistening pearl barley... 

You know that feeling when you've been out in the sunshine all day and you feel … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Smoked Haddock Quiche

Smoked Haddock Quiche. A flaky, buttery crust packed with creamy smoked haddock, cubes of potato, caramelised onion and a fresh, clean hit of parsley.  

This isn't a recipe to attempt after work when the evening is rushed and full of chores to complete.  Make this instead on those luxuriously relaxed weekends … Continue Reading ››

Chilli & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

For those days when the world feels a little cold and too much, this Chilli & Butternut Squash Soup will bring comfort, calm and just the right amount of heat...

It could be argued that October is really the month of the pumpkin but if, like me, you can't really be bothered … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Pear & Apple Turnovers

Eat these still warm from the oven, jammy fruit, almost too hot, oozing from the cracks as you take a bite. A spoonful of cold clotted cream adds just the right contrast to the syrupy apple and a cup of tea completes the moment of pure bliss...

When I think about my … Continue Reading ››

Savouring the seasons and creating idyllic moments, one meal at a time…

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