Pumpkin, ginger & apple soup

Although I find pumpkins a huge effort to cut and peel, I tend to spend most of October eating pumpkin with everything – souffles, pasta dishes and of course, good old pumpkin soup. This is a twist on the traditional one, full of goodness to keep colds at bay. You will need: Around 750g pumpkin meat 25ml walnut/groundnut oil 1x shallot, roughly chopped 1x Granny … Continue reading Pumpkin, ginger & apple soup

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 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1 tablespoon fresh parsley 1 teaspoon … Continue reading Fillet Steak with a Herb Crust

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 already been said. So here’s an alternative, slightly avant-gardeĀ  winter … Continue reading Roast Pork with a Coffee Bean & Bay Leaf Crust