bubble and squeak
Quirky British, Recipes, Sides

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and squeak is a great way to use up all those Sunday roast or Christmas Day leftovers. The dish’s name supposedly derives from the noises made when the ingredients are fried. In Cockney rhyming slang, bubble and squeak means a Greek, usually shortened to just a bubble. Monday’s dinner would not be complete without […]

braised leeks
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Braised Leeks with Herbs de Provence

Easy braised leeks tossed with a little olive oil and a blend of herbs called Herbs de Provence. Made up of herbs that grow abundantly in southern France including rosemary, marjoram, thyme, and sometimes lavender buds. You can buy the blend or combine some of your favourite herbs instead.

pork belly with rhubarb and apple sauce
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Rhubarb and Apple Sauce

Sauce for Roast Pork It’s traditional to serve apple sauce with your Sunday roast pork, but have you tried rhubarb and apple sauce or even all rhubarb? They make a good pairing and this twist on the classic apple sauce goes great with pork. Rhubarb History Rhubarb seems to have gone in and out of […]

onion gravy
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Grandads Onion Gravy

Grandads onion gravy is a legend in my family. It goes great with Sunday roasts, sausages and pork chops. Making this gravy takes a bit longer than usual, so I only tend to make it when we have the family round for dinner, but it is well worth the effort. Red or White? No, I’m […]

potatoes dauphinoise
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Potatoes Dauphinoise

Potatoes Dauphinoise or gratin dauphinois is a French dish of sliced potatoes baked in milk or cream, using the gratin technique. Origins It originates from the Dauphiné region in south-eastern France, situated between the Alps and the Rhone valley. Cheese? English speaking countries like the USA or here in the UK assume that anything gratin […]

tomato and onion salad
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Portuguese Tomato Salad

Sometimes less is more, and this really simple Portuguese tomato salad is much better than the sum of its ingredients. This simple but delicious salad makes a great accompaniment for meat or fish. Make it in advance to let the flavours mingle and you will be delighted. It reminds me of warm summer evenings on […]