Autumn

Cordelo Verde – Spiced Lamb Casserole

Citrus and spice flavours make this one pot Spanish 'olla' perfect for seeing off the Autumn blues. In fa...

Sausages with fennel, borlotti beans and polenta

Cognoscenti might recognise this as one of Nigel Slater's midweek suppers from The Observer magazine but the p...

Cucumber Pickle

This pickle adds a welcome tang to cold meats or burgers, and is a great way to make your cucumbers last into winte...

Warm lentil and sausage salad

Sausages and lentils are a great combination - pair them in a salad or a casserole depending on the time of year.

Crab & Chorizo Empanadas

Makes 20 / prep time – 20 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes.  

Crab Cakes

Makes 12 / prep time – 30 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 30 minutes.  

Devon Steak Pasty

Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...

Chorizo with piquillo peppers

The beauty of the Luis Gil cooking chorizo, or Chorizo fresca as it says on the packet, is that it doesn’t fall to ...

Chunky chilli con carne

There's chilli and there's chilli. Everyone has their version but I think this one, using diced chuck, is...

Merguez Meatballs

Ultra easy and tasty meatballs - good on a stick, in a wrap, as part of a mezze etc. We associate merguez with lamb...

Tandori Chicken & Squash

Baked harissa chicken with butternut squash.

Curried Parsnip Soup

A sweet, spiced and tasty soup to serve for lunch or as a starter with chunky bread.

Vegetable Harira soup

Not real harira but lovely nevertheless. The mixture of veg, grains and pulses, spices/sauces and salty lemon reall...

Poor Man’s Tagliata

The joys of a thick, BBQ’d and sliced on the bias, ‘Italian Tagliata’ style steak are worth striving for. Knock it ...

Broth of God

Stocks and broths are wonderful creations that we all should be making more of – not just because of their organole...

Beef, Cabbage, Apple & Horseradish Soup

a.k.a. Austerity Soup Is much a stew as a soup but, either way, it’s a robust and easy dish that doesn’t need cons...

Confit Duck Cassoulet

In the past I’ve been a little snooty about the duck confit and opted for a bit of lamb. But now that we know it is...

Uncle Vito’s Meatball Sauce

Why anyone wants to eat boring old Spaghetti Bolognese when they could be eating this beats me. This is the kind of...