Date devils on horseback pork pops

2020-09-30T08:18:46+02:00Tuesday, 18 December 2018|Nibbles|Tags: , |

This is not so much a recipe as an idea for a super duper easy festive season snackie treat. We all know devils on horseback – stoned prunes wrapped in bacon and baked. They are so ridiculously simple to make and always such a treat. With devils on horseback firmly in mind, I decided to have a bit of festive [...]

Pork and green fig terrine

2020-09-30T08:18:47+02:00Thursday, 29 November 2018|Nibbles|Tags: , |

I cannot believe how the year is rushing to an end. I feel completely unprepared for the coming festivities. In fact, I am. I haven’t made my Christmas cake yet and now it may be too late – I like giving it at least a month of brandy love in the dark before I eat it. But I’m not bothered. [...]

Leek and potato soup

2020-09-30T08:18:56+02:00Wednesday, 5 July 2017|Soup|Tags: , |

Scandinavians may be some of the happiest people in the world, but boy am I glad to be African. Because the cold and I are simply not pals. I loathe but absolutely loathe winter with a passion I normally reserve for minibus taxi drivers and dentists. About the only things that get me through it are warming traditional bredies and [...]

Carbonara with pancetta crisps and mascarpone

2020-09-30T08:19:31+02:00Friday, 6 March 2015|Dinner, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Banting/paleo/LCHF – call it what you like – question is, with all this bad-bad-naughty-carbs hoopla, do endurance athletes still carbo load at all? If so, this one is for all you mad bunnies doing the Argus Cycle Tour this Sunday. Carbonara is one of those pasta sauces that sounds impressive (and hence strikes fear into the heart of many a [...]

Red onion and bacon marmalade with pastry crackers and gorgonzola mousse

2020-09-30T08:19:31+02:00Thursday, 26 February 2015|Nibbles, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

‘Never start a road trip with holey underwear.’ I’m not sure why she had this obsession or what she thought would happen if I did, but this is pretty much the only piece of advice I can remember my darling mum ever doling out. Personally I would have found something like ‘tackle big problems in small bits’ more useful. That, [...]

Christmas paté with hazelnuts, sage and brandy

2020-09-30T08:19:54+02:00Tuesday, 9 December 2014|Nibbles, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I love a good pork sausage. They’re definitely not just for an English-style fry-up. They make a perfectly decent quick and very economical dinner too. Think bangers with mash, onion gravy and peas; think toad-in-the-hole or hot dogs with caramelised onions and lashings of mustard. And then of course, there’s the option of squeezing out the meat and transforming pork [...]

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