Category: Main dishes

Sausages, a cautionary tale!

Sausages, a cautionary tale!

Social Media is not for the Fainthearted In this post I will confess to an act of great stupidity, it involves sausages. But first let me give you a little background. Obsessions I think most of you probably know about my potato obsession. Well I […]

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Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Every time I see red currents I have to make this quiche. I have probably only made it a handful of times as red currents were never very easy to find either in Wimbledon or in Darien. Then I moved to Denmark.  I now come […]

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Fabulous Fish Pie

Fabulous Fish Pie

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. […]

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

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 […]

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Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone

Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone

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 […]

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Ginger and Howard’s Fabulous Fillet with Horseradish and Mustard Creme Fraiche

Ginger and Howard’s Fabulous Fillet with Horseradish and Mustard Creme Fraiche

“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 […]

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Meatloaf

Meatloaf

I wanted to make a meatloaf for the Art Lecture lunches as part of the Mid West theme and this is my go to recipe.  I am sure this meatloaf is great hot but for some reason I have only ever served it at room […]

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Summer Quinoa

Summer Quinoa

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 […]

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Another Fabulous Salmon Recipe

Another Fabulous Salmon Recipe

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 […]

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Bob Smith’s  Absolutely Fabulous Korean BBQ Pork ( and bonus Flank steak recipe)

Bob Smith’s Absolutely Fabulous Korean BBQ Pork ( and bonus Flank steak recipe)

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 […]

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Zarzuela a la Catalana – Catalan Fish Stew

Zarzuela a la Catalana – Catalan Fish Stew

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 […]

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Quiche

Quiche

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.

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Absolutely Fabulous Oven Roasted Salmon with Parsley Crust

Absolutely Fabulous Oven Roasted Salmon with Parsley Crust

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 […]

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Swordfish with Lime Cilantro Sauce, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Bok Choy

Swordfish with Lime Cilantro Sauce, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Bok Choy

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 […]

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St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness

St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness

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 […]

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Pulled Pork with homemade coleslaw on a brioche bun

Pulled Pork with homemade coleslaw on a brioche bun

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.

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( Irish) Bangers and Mash

( Irish) Bangers and Mash

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 […]

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