Cooking Under Pressure

We’re all cooking under pressure these days, aren’t we? Energy and food prices are rocketing, we’re on the brink of another recession (some say we’re already in one) and the government is making a dog’s breakfast of the UK economy. Or a pig’s ear, if you prefer a different beastly metaphor. So it makes sense to cook with economy. Continue reading

Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tarts

Phew! It’s been too hot to cook, hasn’t it? We’ve spent the heatwave guzzling gazpacho and snacking on salads. But a sudden influx of (very welcome) visitors made me revisit the fridge for something other than just sticking my head inside and wishing I could climb aboard. So – ta-dah! – please allow me to introduce you to my goat’s cheese and tomato tarts. Continue reading

Steak with Bone Marrow & Garlic Butter

I’m a huge fan of compound butters, especially when they feature garlic in any form. This bone marrow and roasted garlic butter is sensational with beef, as you might expect, and gives extra oomph to an already well-flavoured sirloin steak. Continue reading