RECIPE: Crab & chilli linguine

Another weekend and another trip to Hove market.  The meat stall had a disappointing lack of choice, only pheasant or sausages so I wandered a bit further down to the fish stall in the hope of something that…

RECIPE: Haggis with whiskey sauce

When I was growing up we celebrated Burn’s Night every year with one of our closest family friends who was Scottish.  The thought of what was in Haggis never bothered me, I just wasn’t massively keen…

National Pie day

I love pies.  I love pies so much and eat them so often that I should in actual fact look like I “ate all the pies” (but thankfully I don’t).  I was delighted to discover that…

RECIPE: Dinner for one

Mr P&P loathes, and I mean LOATHES mushrooms.  It’s incredibly annoying, as is his hatred for olives, dark chocolate and black pudding amongst other things.  As a result of this I take the opportunity to indulge…

RECIPE: Turkish Eggs

Last night whilst suffering with a massive dose of the post-Christmas blues I fancied something tasty and comforting to eat that wasn’t very labour-intensive and I’d been dying to try out this recipe for ages. This…

RECIPE: Leftovers

I’d anticipated that there would be a lot more leftovers from yesterday’s roast than there actually were.  I’d planned to make a chicken and vegetable broth with dumplings, but we’d stripped every last scrap of meat…

RECIPE: My first roast chicken

My first blog post is actually about my first experience of cooking a Roast chicken.  As a quite (I like to think) experienced cook it may seem unusual that I have never tackled such a traditional…