Potato, Cheese and Onion Hand Pies

Hand pie… Pasty… What’s in a name? No but seriously, that’s an actual question I’m asking you. I could Google it, I guess, but shouting desperately into the void is really more on-brand for me. Anyway, this is basically a recipe for four individual, self-contained pies – if you’ve ever perused a certain high street…

Spinach Mac & Cheese

She speaks! And what a gooey, cheesy caterwaul she projects across this land. (Sorry, that was gross.) Like the majority of people, I’ve been dealing with lockdown (insofar as our government have managed to put one in place – and let’s not even go there). Have I been dealing with it well? Reasonably so, I…

Smoked Fish & Lentil Stew with Dumplings

First of all, I hope you’re all doing okay. We’re all in a really weird place right now – some of us are on the front lines, others are working from home, and some are struggling to fill time where work once sat. Whatever your situation, stay safe, and do what you have to in…

Spiced Vegetable, Cashew & Goats’ Cheese Strudel

In order to write this, I levered myself up out of the nest I’d made in the corner of the sofa, set out the necessary writing tools on the dining room table, and put on my largest, fluffiest dressing gown. The cat is sitting on the chair next to me – I’m sure he’ll be…

Festive Fruity Feta Couscous

There are many things I love in life. Seeing greyhound puppies wearing tiny coats; those mini white chocolate Toblerone that come in massive sharing bags, and which I do not share; really hot showers where your skin is about one degree away from blistering under the spray… I could go on. But in this instance,…

Cheese & Spinach Roulade

Okay, kids. This is easily one of the easiest and cheesiest recipes in my repertoire – aside from the Easy Cheesy Lentil Lasagne, which takes top spot for obvious reasons – and is in fact just a tweak on an existing recipe, which was already pretty good to begin with (Crustless Cheese & Spinach Flan)….

Quick Fixes: Curry, Lasagne & Biryani

Alternative title: Stop Spending Money, You Ignoramus In the last couple of weeks we’ve bought a new car (a necessity – damn you, failed modern electronics) and been on holiday to a place known primarily for its cheese (not a necessity, but a damn good time). I am famously weak to dairy products, accompanying chutneys, and…

Halloumi Shawarma with Tzatziki

The red-squiggly-line brigade is back, and it’s targeting three out of four words in this recipe title. They would have me serve you Thallium Sharma with Kazantzakis, apparently. However, poisoning people isn’t my bag, and I doubt the still-living relatives of Nikos Kazantzakis would appreciate me serving him up in a flatbread — and so…

Leek & Parmesan Risotto with Baked Pesto-Crusted Salmon

Here we go folks – it’s the return of the too-long title. Will we survive, or will we be lost to its megalomaniacal clutches? Only time will tell. Batten down the hatches and get your stoutest all-terrain trousers on, for we’ve a storm to weather.* Or something. Now that we’ve all been revived by our…