Red Pepper and French Goat’s Cheese Risotto

Goats Cheese Risotto

Comfort Food for a Cold Day – Red Pepper and Goats Cheese Risotto: I love goat’s cheese.  Piquant and crumbly young cheeses or sweet buttery ripened cheeses – they all have their place on the perfect cheese board.  I suspect I first came across French goat’s cheese during the long summer holidays of my teenage […]

The Perfect Steak Sandwich

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Classic Steak Sandwich – a Scrumdowner Special: Cooking from scratch (or nearly from scratch, because I don’t propose baking your own bread especially for these steak sandwiches) couldn’t be easier.  I’ve been experimenting with thin cut rump steak, making quick and delicious snack, lunch or supper dishes in the form of steak sandwiches. Perfect to […]

A Spookily Delicious Stormy Rum Cocktail from Kennington

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Storm Clouds and Thunder over Kennington: I have probably done more cocktail mixing classes than anyone in London other than a professional mixologist.  I go along and join in various events, shaking away with the best of them to make a whole range of cocktails.  I’ve done special rum cocktail mixing events.  I’m a regular […]

John Torode Recipe Competition

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Sarah James Cooks for the John Torode Recipe Competition: John Torode is a familiar face on our TV screens, and I have to admit to being glued to episodes of Masterchef when it’s aired.   I was asked to make a recipe from his new cookbook ‘My Kind of Food, Recipes I Love to Cook at […]

Turkey Pirate Ships for the #TurkeyTractorChallenge

Turkey Pirate Ships

Turkey THREE ways – turning a Turkey Meatball into a Pirate Ship. Mea Culpa – I was in far too much of a hurry when I went shopping to create my Mozzarella Turkey Meatballs.  The result was that, although I bought red tractor turkey and onions and used Hillfarm rapeseed oil, I managed to skip the […]

How to make an omelette

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How to Make The Perfect Omelette: I feel uniquely qualified to write this piece.  Unlike Delia, I’d never try to boil an egg.  I don’t like boiled eggs.  I don’t like scrambled eggs. I hate poached eggs and I haven’t even dared to try coddled eggs.  In the ‘pure’ sense, the only eggs I’m happy […]

Turkey Mozzarella Meatballs Two Ways

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Cooking with Turkey – Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs: This recipe started as part of a blogger challenge to cook ‘Pirate Themed’ food with British Turkey.  I’m not quite there yet…but I’m so pleased with these meatballs I’m going to share the recipe anyway.  The inspiration comes from a recent evening learning about Mozzarella and then […]