During the long, and theoretically hot, summer months, we all like to turn to al fresco eating. Something quick and easy over the barbecue, or cold items for a picnic. When we aren’t in holiday mode, we still like to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible with fresh light tastes for the table. Burgers and sausages aside, when it comes to choosing which meat to cook we can be fairly set in ways. Everyone knows that if you want quick cook meat then steak and chicke... Read More
There is not a living soul in the British Isles that doesn't swoon at the thought of a well made Shepherd's Pie. In fact, were we to do a poll, it would probably be the one thing that everybody can cook.
Shepherd's pie was traditionally made with the leftover lamb from a Sunday roast, looked forward to for tea on a Monday. Not to be confused with Cottage pie, which is made from beef and has actually been around for longer.
Most of us, and even back a generation, associate shepherd's p... Read More
If beef is the muscle, the savoury hard man of the meat world, then lamb is the softly alluring curves of the showgirl; all sweet meat and sensuous fat that can leave you wide eyed and slack jawed with pleasure.
Here in the UK, especially further north in the rugged lands of Scotland, we have the best lamb in the world. Nothing compares. End of.
We all love a good Sunday roast, and for many it is a must have meal every week. But in this warm weather, and the urge to make the most of outdoors, those roast potatoes can sit kind of heavy on the old stomach. Sunday lunch is not difficult to prepare but it is fairly time consuming, can be a lot of hard work, and is an absolute bugger for dirty dishes. So, if you are the one usually responsible for cooking the weekly family feast, give yourself a break and make our easy summer Sunday lunch. If you aren't the one doing the cooking, then have a heart and pass this recipe on. Continue reading Read More