Take one new recipe book purchased in a lovely Hay-on-Wye bookshop by the lovely Melanie. Add one brief browse through to choose what cake to bake for our final evening of a wonderful week’s retreat at the farm. No dulce de leche toffee stuff in the larder? Easy, the sauce from our sticky toffee pudding [...]
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Delicious, easy, a discovery waiting to be made…. Have you got this lovely roast in your repertoire? The first time I cooked belly pork, I tried a recipe that suggested a high temperature and roast for an hour. Nope, wrong, tough as boots, it seemed to actually require some proper cheffing! No thank you. Follow [...]
I love finding vegetarian and vegan recipes that are tasty enough to turn a carnivore, and the veggie recipes I cook at our tasty Mountain Retreats have done exactly that rather often. Perception of vegetarian food is so often based on unfortunate experiences with cardboardburgers or bland pulse dishes, which is a bit of a [...]
This is a meal full of flavour, easy to cook for numbers and a bit different too… There is a little bit of preparation to do, but the actual cooking is pretty effortless, just a slow roast for the pork and a slow simmer for the beans – perfect! Inspired by a wonderful recipe in [...]
Over the years, I’ve carried all sorts of cake out on the hills with me. An entire Victoria Sponge did surprisingly well on our Third Anniversary walk this summer. But the cakes that survive the experience best have a bit of solid oomph to them, robust enough to hold their nerve in a rucsac and [...]
What a treat returning home after a lovely Autumnal walk into a house rich with the aroma of a hearty dinner… Let the oven do most of the work on this one, an easy to prepare stew, full of flavour. And beer
If you can get over how funny this looks (or weird / wrong depending on your perspective!), this is a fab recipe for delicious, tender chicken: Crispy on the outside, flavoursome and moist on the inside, the beer can turns a simple roast into a bit of a feature with very little effort on your [...]
A little simplification, a little extra orangeness, and this cake has debuted well! Orange Cake (Serves 6) (Just) 50g margarine 50g caster (fine) sugar 1 small orange 60g self raising flower 1 egg Icing: 30g butter or margarine 40g raw pale brown sugar 1 small orange Grease and line the base of a 7″ sandwich [...]
Lentil and rosemary… perhaps not the most obviuos combination, but a deliciously nourishing soup! It travels well in a flask for a warming mountain lunch, and it’s great for a hearty lunch at home.
Quick, easy, tasty…. These beefburgers are simply minced beef and a little seasoning. They’re ideal for a barbecue, and equally good rustled up for an indoor feast. I’d like to dedicate this recipe to two of my nephews, David & Ben who are big fans of these burgers, and delightful contributors to my cooking confidence. [...]