Simple Cheese Sauce

This classic, storecupboard white sauce is loaded with loads of cheddar and parmesan cheese. You can use it for all sort of dishes like macaroni or cauliflower cheese Ingredients 500ml milk 4 tbsp plain flour 50g butter 100g grated strong cheddar (or 50g grated cheddar, 50g crumbled blue cheese) A handful of chives Method Pour 500ml milk into a…

“Merry Christmas” Mulled Wine Gammon

Remember my recipe for Very Cherry Cola Gammon, well this is a new variant, it’s marvellous! I cooked this for my friend groups New Years Eve party, and everyone loved it. It didn’t last long! 🙂 So, it gives me great satisfaction to acquaint you with my “Merry Christmas” mulled wine gammon with a sticky cranberry glaze. Ingredients…

Braised Cabbage with Ham Hock

A few weeks ago I watched Simon Rimmer cook Roasted Hispi with Ham and Anchovy. Now I’m no fan of anchovies, but I realised that apart from his advice to serve with Bread the recipe was perfect for high protein low carb diet meal. Find Simon Rimmers Roasted Hispi with Ham and Anchovie here. So, after the…

[Diet Update] Day 4 – A Glum Cannon

So, how as the first day using “Glucomannan”? I hear precisely no one screaming at me. Well, funny you should ask… It was fine. Full Stop.😃 Which is a relief, you hear about all those horror stories of “anal leakage” and worry that it could happen with any new dieting supplement. So, phew, no runny bot bots. Having…

Low Carb – Chilli

So I promised you a recipe, and here it is. This is one I’ve found and adapted over the last few weeks in an attempt to get it ‘right’. It’s originally from an American recipe so I’ve been running with it using American measures. Oh, and there is an optional twist, one that I can…

Very Cherry Cola Gammon

OK, so, this is an odd one for me. This is a recipe that I like, but shouldn’t. Why? Well, I can’t stand the taste of ham. Bacon, Love it! Gammon Steaks, Great, but ham, bleurgh! One Christmas I had my arm twisted to cook a gammon cooked in cola. Nigella has a great recipe…