Category Archives: Onions and Shallots

Recipe: Butternut Squash, Parsnip, Carrot, Sage and Black Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash 1 medium parsnip 1 medium carrot 1/2 medium white onion 1/2 cup meat juices + 1/2 pint water (or 1/2 pint packet vegetable or chicken stock) 3-4 large sage leaves, whole black pepper olive oil

Recipe: Butternut Squash, Parsnip, Carrot, Sage and Black Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash 1 medium parsnip 1 medium carrot 1/2 medium white onion 1/2 cup meat juices + 1/2 pint water (or 1/2 pint packet vegetable or chicken stock) 3-4 large sage leaves, whole black pepper olive oil

Recipe: Caponata Siciliana

Beautifully fresh flavours in a perfectly balanced mix bring the Sicilian sun to your plate. Serve with crusty toasted bread drizzled with olive oil for a light snack or as part of a pick and mix Mediterranean lunch along with

Recipe: Caponata Siciliana

Beautifully fresh flavours in a perfectly balanced mix bring the Sicilian sun to your plate. Serve with crusty toasted bread drizzled with olive oil for a light snack or as part of a pick and mix Mediterranean lunch along with

Recipe: Twice Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

Who said French cooking was complicated? Yes, this recipe takes a long time, but it is extremely simple and the result is deliciously tender beef and soft, juicy carrots and onions. Nothing beats the buttery mashed potato after it has

Recipe: Twice Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

Who said French cooking was complicated? Yes, this recipe takes a long time, but it is extremely simple and the result is deliciously tender beef and soft, juicy carrots and onions. Nothing beats the buttery mashed potato after it has

Recipe: Classic French Cassoulet

The cassoulet is a classic dish originating in southern France. It is a flavoursome, slow-cooked casserole that is a perfect homely dish for a big family. Even my fussy brother enjoyed this one! The beans are warming and creamy, while

Recipe: Classic French Cassoulet

The cassoulet is a classic dish originating in southern France. It is a flavoursome, slow-cooked casserole that is a perfect homely dish for a big family. Even my fussy brother enjoyed this one! The beans are warming and creamy, while

Recipe: Coq au Vin with Linguini

For those who think that French cooking is complicated… well, I’d have to agree on this dish! However, I browned, sauteed, flambé-ed and simmered my way to a delicious dish which I served with linguini pasta and some peas. The

Recipe: Coq au Vin with Linguini

For those who think that French cooking is complicated… well, I’d have to agree on this dish! However, I browned, sauteed, flambé-ed and simmered my way to a delicious dish which I served with linguini pasta and some peas. The

Recipe: Ultimate Cottage Pie with Guinness

As the weather gets colder, the food gets heartier to get us through those winter nights. Cottage pie is synonymous with ultimate comfort. Crispy topped smooth mashes potato, enriched with plenty of butter and cheese, beneath which sits the most

Recipe: Ultimate Cottage Pie with Guinness

As the weather gets colder, the food gets heartier to get us through those winter nights. Cottage pie is synonymous with ultimate comfort. Crispy topped smooth mashes potato, enriched with plenty of butter and cheese, beneath which sits the most

Recipe: Individual Toad-in-the-Hole with Onion Gravy

Toad-in-the-hole is a much loved British favourite and a proper hearty meal. I love this individual version – it’s a great way to turn a home dish into dinner party worthy food. Ingredients: for the gravy: 20g butter 2 large

Recipe: Individual Toad-in-the-Hole with Onion Gravy

Toad-in-the-hole is a much loved British favourite and a proper hearty meal. I love this individual version – it’s a great way to turn a home dish into dinner party worthy food. Ingredients: for the gravy: 20g butter 2 large