Corned Beef Hash

I make this fairly often, as I like to have a stash of storecupboard suppers I can whip out in emergencies. Or sometimes, not emergencies, but when one wishes to be both frugal and filled up with yummy deliciousness. And this IS delicious. Ok it’s corned beef, not going to win any awards for being…

Celeriac and Chive Patties

Ooh I say it’s been a wee while since I posted a recipe. These are certainly worth posting about though: sweet little patties of yumminess that they are. They were born out of my veg box delivery, which I’ve fallen back in love with after a little break. The vegetables really do taste so much…

Wonderful Wednesday 21 February 2018

I’m writing this Wonderful Wednesday post on returning from a blissful week in the Scottish Highlands, where the sea sparkled and the sand shone. Now it’s back to normal, but that’s not really so bad, and there are plenty of happy things to notice, if you take the trouble. 1. The birds are back! Their…

Wonderful Wednesday 7 February 2018

Top of the morning / afternoon / evening to you on this cold cold Wednesday! I’ve been freezing my little socks off this week, due both to the cold outside and the fact that we chose this week to have a NEW BOILER installed! On the coldest day of the year! Nuts! But we are…

Wonderful Wednesday 31 January 2018

Wow – even January is whizzing by for me this year – anyone feel the same? Maybe it’s because the weather hasn’t been quite as atrocious as usual! Here’s what’s made me happy this week: 1. Getting out on a good long walk. We walked all the way along Grasmere’s shores a few days ago,…

Wonderful Wednesday 17 January 2018

Hello folk and folkesses how are we all today? It’s been another whirlwind of a week, but not in a bad way. I’m feeling pretty happy of late. I’m finding myself in the world again after a sleep-deprived state of weirdness following the birth of my little girl a few months ago. I’m remembering what…

Wonderful Wednesday 10 January 2018

G’day chums how are we all today? This week has been pretty good. The weather has been cold and wintery – my fave – and Mr Roast Chicken has had a rare few days off so it’s All Been Good. It’s also FLOWN by, and it doesn’t seem long since I was last scribbling here….

Wonderful Wednesday 3 January 2018

Happy New Year folk! I’m not going to dwell on All The Great Things I’ve done this year or All The Great Things I’ll Do Next Year. The internet has plenty of people musing on those topics. But I can’t help but feel a little reflective in this first Wonderful Wednesday of 2018. 2017 brought…

Beef and Lentil Hotpot

Smug alert… This was thrown together in a matter of minutes as an alternative to my Extra Veg and Extra Easy Spaghetti Bolognese when I realised I didn’t have any extra veg. All I had was the mince and onions. But lo and behold the freezer and the cupboards provided the peas and the spuds…

One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Stew

This is a little bit like my Very Easy Ratatouille, only EASIER! Really. I decided to dispense with the whole frying of the vegetables, so I decided to just whack the whole lot into a big dish and bake it. I added potatoes this time to bulk it out a bit, and because I didn’t…

Wonderful Wednesday 22 November 2017

Hello view halloo and welcome to Wonderful Wednesday this stormy rainy windy northern week. How ARE you all? I’m soaking up the little bits of sunshine that have burnt through the clouds in the last few days, but also quite liking being the snug and smug feeling of being tucked up warm while the wind…

Leftover Roast Dinner Pasta

I’m sure this has been done before. I mean, it’s basically leftover roast dinner tossed with pasta and plenty of butter. I’d previously made Mrs Rachel Brady’s delicious and easy Sausage and Root Veg Traybake and had some leftovers that wouldn’t quite stretch to two people on their own. So I chopped up the sausage…