Sunday, 22 November 2020

Fish pie


  • Smoked haddock
  • Cod
  • Salmon
  • Shrimps
  • Patagonian scallops
  • 30g Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of English mustard powder
  • Milk
  • 30g Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mashed potatoes

Boil and mash potatoes

Make a white sauce from flour, mustard, butter and milk.

Add sauce to fish.

Grate half of the cheddar into the potatoe.

Cover fish with potatoe, add remaining cheddar on top.

Cook in oven for 20 minutes on high.

Make croquets from any excess mash.

This was my first fish pie and was a success.

Baked cod and rice


  • 50g raw almonds
  • 2 parsnips, 1cm cubes
  • 1 cup of basmati rice
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 very small yellow corgette

Cook rice, almonds and parsnip together.

Cut two tomatoes and place in oven proof dish.

Add rice, almonds and parsnips.

Pork and chili cauliflower

  • Cauliflower cut into florets
  • Belly pork strips
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon powder
  • 1 and a half red chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Saturday, 21 November 2020



  • 500g organic minced beef (10% fat)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 3 chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon english mustard powder
  • 1 egg

Finely chop the onions and chillies

Mix the ingredients and store overnight.

Add the egg and form into shape.

Cook on a baking tray, turning once.

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Autumn Pigeon Breasts


I first had pigeon when we went out to the restauraunt besides the Theatre Royal in Bath, to celebrate my scholarship. I really like it. I also learnt that small bubbles are a mark of a quality in a Champagne.

The pidgeon breasts were from Coombe Farm.


  • The breasts of one pidgeon (two cuts)
  • 1 large potatoe, chipped
  • 3 Parsnips, chipped
  • 3 Carrots, chipped
  • 1 sweet potatoe
  • 12 rashers unsmoked streaky bacon
  • 2 small courgettes
  • 1 pear

Chip and microwave potatoes, parsnips, carrots and sweet potatoes.

Microwave courgettes.

Fry bacon, with a little chilli oil, to a crisp; put to keep hot in an oven at 120°.

Fry microwaved chips in bacon fat, put in oven on a class dish.

Fry pigeon in chip fat.

Serve on a bed of letuce, corriander and flat parsley. Add four strips of bacon, two pidgeon breasts on top.

Add suffiecient of chips, sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots and pears.

Next time

Don't bother with the pear or the lettuce, neither added anything.

Do again: microwaved parsnips with walnut.

Potatoes chips: microwaved, fried and baked works well.

Beef en Daube

Feeds eight. Our vegetarian picked the chunks of beef out.


  • 500g Diced beef
  • 1 tin haricot beans
  • 1 tin canellini beans
  • 500g sundried tomatoes

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