Culinary adventures

  • Ideas for the woman who has too many irons in the fire –

    shortcuts so as not to end up with egg on your face,

    or crying over spilt milk, or being in the soup.  


Beef stew with juniper berries

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Sunday, 14 October 2012 15:04

Beef stew with juniper berries,

served with mashed potato, aubergine and asparagus


I was inspired by a recipe in the Country Living magazine and have blessed my husband countless times with this lovely braised beef dish. 


Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 3-4 hours (maybe longer for shin)

Cuts: I prefer shin as it cooks to a lovely rich tenderness , but flank has lovely long, loose grains and ‘ox cheek’ or onglet is equally successful.  Cubed stewing steak won’t look as good when dished up. 

BBQ leftovers

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Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:25

What to do with those leftover BBQ steaks?

I used two leftover steaks that were medium done, had been in the freezer, and were looking dreary.

It doesn’t matter exactly how much of the rest you add – it’s all a matter of taste.  I had butternut and fresh pineapple available and did the ‘Ready, steady, cook’ thing. 


Chicken chorizo and caper delight

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Saturday, 19 May 2012 18:37

Inspired by a grand chef on , I adapted his Chicken Chorizo and Olive Stuffed Pastry and came up with this stunning result:

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