Month: December 2016

LEFTOVER TURKEY RECIPE: Thai-style Green Mango Salad with Glass Noodles and Chili

LEFTOVER TURKEY RECIPE: Thai-style Green Mango Salad with Glass Noodles and Chili

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE READERS might want to put this recipe on hold until summer, unless you’re game enough for a stonking electricity bill, in which case turn the central heating RIGHT UP, get your flip flops on and enjoy, because this is most definitely a pack-a-punch […]

Leftover Turkey Quiche

Leftover Turkey Quiche

Watching old re-runs of River Cottage the other day I heard Hugh say he likes to cook a roast slightly bigger than his family can manage so that there are plenty of leftovers to play with. He’ll get no disagreement from me! Turkeys, of course, […]

RECIPE: The Best Leftover Turkey Pies

RECIPE: The Best Leftover Turkey Pies

When the hangover has finally lifted from your wine-addled head and you’ve mustered up the energy to bin the wrapping paper that yesterday was so gleefully strewn across the sitting room floor, you might want to consider what to do with all that leftover turkey […]

RECIPE: Best Ever Fondant Potatoes

RECIPE: Best Ever Fondant Potatoes

Move over roast potatoes there’s a new crispy spud in town. Taking half the time of a traditional roast potato, and with none of the par-boiling, scoring, tossing in fat, or pan-hopping business to contend with, the fondant potato is, to my mind, a superior […]

Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

There is much contention around the correct making of a gravlax – too much salt, too little sugar, never use steaks and what about the vodka? In actual fact it’s up to personal taste how much or little of each you add to your cure […]

CHRISTMAS CANAPE: Chicken Liver Parfait on Pumpernickel Toast

CHRISTMAS CANAPE: Chicken Liver Parfait on Pumpernickel Toast

Perfect as a starter or as a Christmas party canape, this rich chicken liver parfait recipe is easy, delicious and inexpensive, making it the ideal leftovers for two dish. As Felicity Cloake bemoans in her 2012 article for The Guardian, pate seems rather sadly to […]

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

The first time I had a version of pumpernickel ice-cream was at the old Crimean Restaurant in North Melbourne. Now sadly closed, the Queensberry street corner pub boasted a delicious menu of all things east European, serving crucial smoked, pickled and cured delicacies with obligatory […]

PARTY RECIPE: Mini Sausage Rolls

PARTY RECIPE: Mini Sausage Rolls

Upon first arriving in Australia I was faced with this uncanny same-same-but-different feeling everywhere I went. An eerie, unsettling feeling that pervaded those most mundane of tasks like food shopping. The supermarkets were filled with identical products that had very slight name changes, like Weetbix […]

Christmas Indulgence: Homemade Marshmallows

Christmas Indulgence: Homemade Marshmallows

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says in this recipe for marshmallows that they are fun to make with children – I must say, Hugh, after covering my kitchen with a fine mist of icing sugar and cornflour and covering the table in a sticky pink gloop as a […]

HEALTHY RECIPE: Carrot, Prune and Almond Salad with Chickpeas.

HEALTHY RECIPE: Carrot, Prune and Almond Salad with Chickpeas.

This carrot salad is a wonderful alternative to the heavy roasted vegetables which often grace our Christmas dinner tables. Although not traditional, this fresh, light salad is actually the perfect accompaniment to a roast turkey – especially for those looking to avoid the festive food […]