Who can resist a really good , crisp pickled onion with that sharp vinegar twist and a touch of spice or chilli?
A very versatile dish, Yorkshires can be a starter, side or even a main dish like Toad in the Hole. Giant ones can contain the entire meal!
Shredded greens sautéed in butter and garlic and topped with a squeeze of lemon juice and black pepper.
These delicious little carrots are great eaten raw, boiled, or roasted but I like them glazed in butter and brown sugar.
Horseradish sauce that you buy in the supermarket is a mild version of the sinus-clearing eye-watering sauce that can be made very easily from raw horseradish root.
You can’t beat a good homemade curry sauce on your carefully crafted fish and chips.
The flavour of the sweet roasted cherry tomatoes is really magnified by a quick roasting in the oven with a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Easily made ahead of time, bread sauce is the classic accompaniment for the Christmas turkey.
I prepare as much of the Christmas dinner as possible in advance. Braised red cabbage can be made and kept in the fridge a couple of days beforehand.
Christmas dinner would not be the same without pigs in blankets. These delicious little porky gems make the perfect accompaniment.