Cheese and beer – a new pairing

A couple of weeks ago, Amy and I went to a an evening at Paxton and Whitfield to experience the amazing relationship between cheese and beer. The event was set up by Achica, the luxury lifestyle shop, who sell Paxton and Whitfield goodies. Cheese and wine have long been bedfellows, but cheese and beer work surprisingly well. Our hosts for the evening were two of … Continue reading Cheese and beer – a new pairing

Me & Hugh: Leek and Cheese Toastie

Serves 2 15g butter 2 medium leeks Sprigs of thyme 3tbs double cream 50g cheddar 2 slices sourdough Seasoning If I ever decide to write a novel and that novel has a vegetarian Welsh character in it, I think he or she will be addicted to Hugh’s Leek and Cheese toastie. Like a slimmed down version of the famous Welsh Rarebit and featuring the country’s … Continue reading Me & Hugh: Leek and Cheese Toastie

Guest-ipe: Jalapeño Poppers

With Father’s Day just around the corner, treat deserving Dads to these tasty Jalapeño Poppers. This fiery recipe combines juicy Jalapeños and mature Cheddar and is perfect as a snack or starter. The recipe is taken from Dan May’s fantastic Red Hot Chilli Cookbook, out now. 20 Jalapeño chillies 140 g grated mature cheddar 50 g plain flour 1 egg, beaten sunflower oil, for deep frying cooking thermometer … Continue reading Guest-ipe: Jalapeño Poppers

Mediterranean Mozzarella Pasta

This recipe actually belongs to my grandmother, but she’s let me share it because it’s just SO DAMN TASTY. Fresh veggies, herbs and mozzarella combine to make a really beautiful pasta dish, and best of all, it’s easy and cheap. Serves 4 You will need: 3 tbsp olive oil 1 red pepper, roughly chopped 2 courgettes, sliced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, … Continue reading Mediterranean Mozzarella Pasta

Easter treats!

This Easter, try something new! Easter’s not just about chocolate, it’s also about hot cross buns, cheese, roasts – you name it! Have a mosey at our favourite products this Bank Holiday weekend! Aldi’s Easter range Easter doesn’t have to be expensive this year – pop down to Aldi for some amazing deals! I am a particular fan of their marshmallow bunnies. Though I should … Continue reading Easter treats!

Spring Vegetable & Cheddar Quiche

I made this lovely quiche with my lovely friend Elspeth last week! It’s a lovely mix of all the veggies that are now coming into season, so head down to your local farm shop if you’ve got one and pick up something fresh! You will need: 1 tbsp butter 50mls milk 3 large eggs 6 asparagus tips 6 pieces of tenderstem brocolli 1 large leeks … Continue reading Spring Vegetable & Cheddar Quiche