southern fried chicken

Tuesday, 17 January 2017|Dinner|Tags: |

Reality TV has been a lot of fun lately. Shock developments, scandals, threats, petty fights, claims of unseemly behaviour with women-not-your-wife… Such interesting characters with such interesting names. Names like Reince. Reince Priebus. I am of course talking about the American presidential election. Our boy Reince is the incoming White House chief of staff. Now I may not care much […]

Tequila chicken flattie (Pollo Asado, my way)

Thursday, 8 September 2016|Dinner|Tags: , , |

The humble chicken is revered in Mexico. Not ever having been there, I didn’t really know this. Until I did some research recently for a job involving, well chicken. It’s massively popular street food over there with gigantic street barbeques laden with whole chickens in double-digit numbers dotted about the place. The Mexicans call it Pollo Asado. Recipes differ wildly […]

Chicken with lemon and capers (pollo al limone)

Wednesday, 6 January 2016|Dinner|Tags: , |

It wasn’t pretty, but somebody had to do it – eat all the leftover Christmas cake and pud that is. Along with all the panettone and trifle. As I sluggishly emerge, Jabba the Hutt-like, from my self-induced Christmas carb coma, I’m counting the cost. I don’t need to get on a scale to know the damage […]

Chicken, leek and mushroom burger

Tuesday, 1 September 2015|Dinner|Tags: , , |

Chicken and leek is one of those flavour combo no-brainers. Add some mushrooms to the mix, top it with flaky puff pastry and you have a pretty awesome chicken pot pie. But Merlot and I like shaking things up a bit in the kitchen. So we wondered what would happen if I took this traditional flavour combination and put it […]

Honey mustard chicken

Thursday, 23 April 2015|Dinner|Tags: |

Honey mustard chicken is one of those quick and easy meal no-brainers. In its simplest form, it’s just honey mixed with mustard and a teeny touch of oil and salt. Pour it over the chicken, chuck it in the oven and walk away to do other, more important things. Like maybe your nails.

I wanted to jazz it up a bit, […]

Shortcut old-fashioned chicken pie

Wednesday, 18 February 2015|Dinner|Tags: , , |

My gran – in the way of so many women of her generation I suppose – was a kitchen whizz on the quiet. Dress a 300kg carcass in under an hour? No problem. Whip up a four-tier wedding cake with marzipan and delicate OTT floral sugarwork by Monday? Sure sweetie. I wish I had learnt more from her while I […]