Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is the easiest thing in the world to make – which means you no longer have to spend upwards of five pounds for a lilliputian supermarket bottle. Plus, it makes a great (and cheap!) gift. You will need: vanilla pods cheap vodka (the good stuff can be saved for drinking!) Simply split the Read More…

Fillet Steak with a Herb Crust

It is totally worth splashing out on a couple of good-quality steak fillets for this recipe – I used New Zealand steaks, which were wonderfully tender. Perfect with a roasted garlic potatoes, caramelized carrots and a good bottle of red. 2 good-quality fillet steaks, around 2cm thick 125 g soft butter 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Read More…

Roast Pork with a Coffee Bean & Bay Leaf Crust

It’s that time of the year when recipes for cauliflower cheese and leek and potato soups start springing up in food blogs. Yes, we need soul-warming, hearty meals when we leave the office and it’s dark and wet. While I’m all for cheesy goodness and healthy soups, I can’t add anything new to what has Read More…