A Refined Eton Mess

A Refined Eton Mess

Summer may be pretty much over, but the shops are still full of summer berries so one might as well make use of them while one can. My favourite way is in this version of an Eton Mess. Not only is the secret to use the best fruit you can get, it also requires the…

Leftover Turkey Soup

Leftover Turkey Soup

Ingredients (Serves 8-10) Leftover roast Turkey Leftover vegetables (optional) – chopped Leftover stuffing (optional) Leftover gravy 2 largish onions – diced Celery (optional) – chopped 6-8 cloves garlic – sliced Extra Vegetables (parsnips, carrots etc.) – chopped into bite sized pieces Chicken Stock/Water 1-2 Glasses of White Wine (optional) Sea Salt Pepper Olive Oil Rosemary…

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad

A simple salad and perfect for summer as a light meal or as a side salad for a BBQ or garden party, but it’s so easy to do badly. The key is the sauce; it provides 80% of the flavour, not surprising given the rest of the dish is just lettuce, parmesan, croutons and chicken.…

Cod, Scallop and Cockle Soup

Cod, Scallop and Cockle Soup

Ingredients 200g cod, cubed 100g queen scallops Small jar of cockles, cleaned and out of their shells 1 large baking potato, peeled and diced 1 onion, diced 100g smoked lardons Handful of chopped parsley Handful of chopped tarragon 1 bay leaf 300ml double cream 300ml milk Salt Pepper Olive oil   Method In a medium…

Apple and Cinnamon Tart

Apple and Cinnamon Tart

Ingredients 2 medium sized Apples (or 1 large cooking apple) 125g Puff Pastry 85g Unsalted Butter 3 desert spoons of Brown or Caster Sugar 1 desert spoon of Cinnamon Powder   Method Peel both apples, then quarter and core them. Chop the quarters of one apple into little pieces, as small as you can, and…