Tag Archive | traditional

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. […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Meat and Poultry

What to Cook for Christmas: Meat and Poultry

Christmas is coming! Now is the time to think about the main event. Turkey is not the only option for Christmas dinner, and to be perfectly honest I’m not the bird’s biggest fan. Here are some other options for your table this Christmas. Goose: This is the traditional British festive bird, and a favourite of […]

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 […]

Roast Leg of Lamb – Syn Free (if you like)

Roast Leg of Lamb – Syn Free (if you like)

I’m a big fan of roast lamb, and judging by the hits on my other lamb posts (see below) lots of other people are too. I generally use shoulder, it’s fairly cheap and cooked correctly can be wonderfully tender and tasty, but I do like leg. Leg is a lovely lean cut, and with the […]

Roast Guinea Fowl

Roast Guinea Fowl

I’ve never had guinea fowl before (I don’t think), so when my mother brought one home I decided it was probably best for my first culinary adventure with it to just follow the instructions on the packet and roast it. I covered the skin with a few rashers of bacon to stop it from drying […]

My Great Nana’s Italian Stuffing. . . A Version

My Great Nana’s Italian Stuffing. . . A Version

Usually at Christmas there’s one dish which my mother makes, her nana’s Italian stuffing. This year it was my turn. I wasn’t too worried, I’d watched my mother make it many times, though I’d never taken that much notice (I was usually too busy doing other things) I knew what went in it, and I […]

My Tip for Reheating Roast Potatoes or Vegetables

My Tip for Reheating Roast Potatoes or Vegetables

Roast potatoes or carrots & parsnips are delicious the first time round, but sometimes they can dry out when reheated. Inevitably there are some leftover at Christmas or after a big roast dinner, and you don’t want to through them away so hopefully my little tip will give you perfect reheated vegetables that taste as […]