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confit garlic in a ramekin filled with rapeseed oil

Confit Garlic

Confit garlic is one of those ingredients that you didn’t know you needed in your kitchen until you tried it.

Cheeseburger pasta in a cast iron pan on the table

Cheeseburger Pasta

My youngest grandson was staying with me this weekend and said “Grandad, can we make cheeseburger pasta like Mummy makes”? I have never heard of cheeseburger pasta but guessed it was some kind of pasta bake. He is a fussy eater so it had to be tasty but definitely not […]

Thai style food

Try Thai Food Grandad Style – It’s Delicious

One of the main reasons why Thai food is so delicious is because authentic Thai food is made from a carefully balanced taste of sweet, salty, spicy and sour all at once. It’s called “Umami”, a subtle flavour of tasty, savoury wholesomeness, discovered over 100 years ago.

Thai style chicken satays served on rice with lime wedges

Thai Style Chicken Satay

These Thai style chicken satay skewers are a guaranteed hit at any party, they certainly are at any of mine!

gravy in a stainless steel gravy boat

Grandad’s Gravy

Every roast dinner deserves a really good gravy, it’s just too dry or plain without one!

rest in peace with a lit candle in the background

Rest in Peace – Nanny

It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that my darling wife aka Nanny passed away in February after a short illness.

Greek lemon potatoes in a bowl

Greek Lemon Potatoes

These are unlike any other roast potatoes I have ever tasted. Greek lemon potatoes are cooked in a lemon and garlic flavoured chicken stock before being roasted to golden perfection.

Slimming World Siri-piri beef noodles

Piri-Piri Beef Noodles

This recipe for piri-piri beef noodles is a flash-fried sin free feast. Taken from Slimming World’s Cook, Slim, Save recipe book – gives the traditional stir-fry a distinctly Portuguese twist.

spicy cauliflower fritters

Spicy Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower is very much back in fashion as a favourite low-carb food. These spicy cauliflower fritters with ginger and chilli will give the taste buds a workout.