Category: Main dishes
For Christmas I treated myself to an Emma Bridgewater Fish Pie dish. So recently for dinner we had Fish Pie followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble. The menu was inspired by watching Downton Abbey, and in particular Mrs Hughes attempts to please her new husband. […]
This is ultimate comfort food, what more can I say? Actually that the pie can also be made in individual pie dishes which work well too. Oh and sorry about the lack of photo, I will try and remember to take one next time I […]
I love the flatbreads and pizza bases you can buy because a) everyone gets to choose their own topping and b) by calling it artisanal you can convince yourself that it is both healthy and lower in calories than a regular pizza. Also I can […]
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” -Julia Child A beautifully cooked fillet is a thing of beauty, but they are so expensive that I find cooking them extremely stressful. My dear friends Ginger and Howard […]
I have found a fantastic combination of ingredients to make what I, with great imagination, am calling my ‘Summer Quinoa’. To be honest, add any green vegetable you have to hand although the combination of avocado, asparagus and sugar snaps is particularly pleasing. I have […]
I was at 1020 Post recently in Darien and, after seeing it on a friends plate, I ordered the poached salmon with dill cucumber sauce. It was out of this world. I then spent the rest of the evening trying to worm the recipe for […]
A few weeks ago I helped out at the Darien Men’s Association Soiree at Weed Beach. The full menu appears under the menu tab on my website. The food was fabulous, Roberto and two other members of staff from Tokenize club helped out at the […]
This recipe, together with the lentils recipe, was suggested by my sister in law, Avril, who has spent many years living in Spain. I thought it might be a little exotic for Darien but it proved to be the star of the show at the […]
Quiche for me will always mean Monday. Growing up in the North-East of Scotland, we generally had one of two things for tea on a Monday. We either had Stovies, a fabulous one pot combination of onions, potatoes, gravy and meat, made from the left over Sunday roast or Quiche made from the left over breakfast bacon and eggs. Bit of a win win situation.
This recipe for salmon is such a crowd pleaser and is so easy. I give quantities here for a whole salmon as it makes such an impressive centerpiece if you are feeding a crowd of people, but it should work just as well for individual […]
This is a fantastic combination. I first tasted this sauce at my friend Lynn Sullivan’s house. We were co-chairs of the wine tasting committee for the YWCA, a tough job but somebody had to do it, and always served dinner when hosting. The sauce was […]
I know everyone here eats corned beef on St Patricks day but I still do not have the courage to try it. For me, corned beef is something that comes in a tin (can) with one of those fiddly keys that rarely works. My first […]
I am beginning to realize that what I call pulled pork might not meet the rigorous standards of barbecue aficionados. This recipes was offered by my wonderful neighbor, Mary McGee, although the original piece of paper it was written on is long lost.
This is the lunch I served for the January DCA Woman’s group lunch. I think I cleaned out Whole Foods as I left with 192 sausages. It seem a perfect supper to serve up while we waited for the blizzard to hit. I mixed it […]