Side Dishes

Christmas is Here (Just About)!

Christmas is Here (Just About)!

It’s that time of year again. Shopping trolleys are piled high, cupboards and fridges are bulging. A lot of people will be cooking more complicated dishes or for more people than they have before. My Christmas Category is full of great recipes and ideas for lots of Christmas main-stays, from meats and accompaniments to desserts. […]

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Pork ribs are a really economical cut of meat and slow cooking is a great way to get them tender and falling off the bone. This great one-pot meal will serve 4. Ingredients: Olive oil – 1 tablespoon Onions – 2 (diced) Garlic – 4 cloves (crushed) Vinegar – 3 tablespoons Tomato puree – 2 […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Accompaniments

What to Cook for Christmas: Accompaniments

Christmas really isn’t complete without the sides, they really do make the meal. Yorkshire Puddings: I love Yorkshire puddings. I may even be addicted to them. My recipe is easy to follow and foolproof. Pigs in Blankets: Meat wrapped in more meat, to me this is the spirit of Christmas. Italian Stuffing: This family recipe […]

Homemade Goose Gravy

Homemade Goose Gravy

Christmas is the time to go to town and make your own gravy from scratch. It’s easier than you think and gives really tasty results. This recipe is for goose, but you can use the same method for turkey or other poultry. Ingredients: Giblets (neck, heart and gizzard, not the liver) Water or chicken stock […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Vegetables

What to Cook for Christmas: Vegetables

This week I’ve already blogged about the meats and desserts to have for Christmas dinner, this post is about another vital part of your meal, the vegetables! Below are some suggestions for vegetable dishes, just click on the titles to link through to my original blog posts. Goose Fat Roasted Potatoes: Christmas wouldn’t be complete […]

DON’T PANIC! One Week Until Christmas: Tips to Help You Cope

DON’T PANIC! One Week Until Christmas: Tips to Help You Cope

If you’re cooking the Christmas dinner this year why not give yourself the best present of all, an easy time! It’s just one day, it’s not really that much more effort than an ordinary roast dinner, and it is ok to cheat if it’ll make the cook calmer and happier. Anyone that doesn’t like it […]

Braised Pork

Braised Pork

Ok, so my promise to blog more regularly hasn’t really been fulfilled over the past few weeks. Partly life has gotten in the way, and partly because of an unreliable internet connection. Anyway I hope this recipe will make up for it. This recipe was cooked in a conventional oven, but could be easily adapted […]