Classic Christmas Cake

My Classic Fruit Cake Recipe – Crumbs it’s that time of year again!

This is my go-to recipe for fruitcake, rich and flavoursome enough for a christening or wedding cake or our family Christmas Cake.

Christmas Dinner – Chilled Salmon, Dill, and Cucumber Soup

Chilled Salmon, Dill, and Cucumber Soup is a lovely starter for a relaxed festive party or a fabulous light lunch.

My Mardis Gras Cajun Gumbo

And so it is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, and today I am cooking a Cajun classic, Gumbo. Gumbo is a type of stew from southern Louisiana combining the ingredients and techniques of a melting pot of cultures, including French, Spanish, German, West African, and Choctaw. In general, a Creole gumbo generally contains shellfish, tomatoes, okra and filé * powder. … Continue reading My Mardis Gras Cajun Gumbo

National Seafood Week – Mussels with Beer and Chorizo

There is something about the combination of the pungent braised chorizo and aromatic, slightly bitter, beer with the cooking liquor of the mussels which creates a wonderful broth

Don’t Grouse – Cook it !

This recipe combines the elements of a classic roast game bird garnished with watercress, toasted breadcrumbs and bread sauce and includes some classic techniques that you can transfer to other recipes.