Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Easter Leg of Lamb

Following the post lamb roast from 2011. This is just us, so three carnivores and a vegetarian. Really difficult to calculate how long to cook it for. Somewhere between 65 minutes and 120, so go figure, also we have a new, hotter oven. Stabbed leg and inserted garlic slices last night, also juice of half a lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Today adding cooking on a bouquet of sage, rosemary, chives, marjoram and thyme.

Opened a bottle of red wine to breathe.

Cooked for 135 minutes - too long!

Served with new potatoes, carrots and broccoli.

The flavour was good but must remember to cook for less time.

The meal was eclipsed by pudding!

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Duck leg and Pumpkin

Starting from Previous duck recipes, specifically Duck in Orange Juice I am aiming to cook duck but with a separate vegetarian dish for the Vegetarian.

The pumpkin is delivered by Veg in Clover


  • Two duck legs
  • Two blood oranges
  • Marinade of garlic, ginger, chives, lemon, olive oil, pepper and salt
  • Pumpkin
  • Marinade of lemon juice, virgin olive oil, fresh rosemary, chives, chives


Marinade duck legs in lemon juice, olive oil, ginger, garlic, chives, pepper and salt


Cook in oven until firm

Marinade in lemon juice, rosemary, sage, chives, virgin olive oil.

Cook in oven for a further 30 minutes.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Spaghetti con funghi


  • Spaghetti
  • Butter
  • One and a half punnets of closed cup white mushrooms
  • One large white onion, finely chopped
  • Teaspoon of flour
  • Teaspoon of mustard
  • Teaspoon of horse radish sauce
  • 100ml milk
  • Tablespoon of yoghurt

Fry the onion gently in butter, put to one side.

Chop the mushrooms finely and fry in butter with a little pepper.

Add onions back and the flour, milk, mustard and horseradish.

Serve with fried courgettes, lots of parmesan, and some fried cubed pork if you want.

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Basil pesto


  • One pack Sainsbury's basil
  • Two tablespoons of pine nuts
  • Three spring onions
  • A tablespoon of lemonjuice
  • Three tablespoons of virgin olive oil