Pan Fried Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Peppers

This stunningly simple but delicious recipe is from Gordon Ramsay and it is sensational. Something so basic is transformed into a very impressive meal by following some easy steps. Enjoy. Tips: I used large pork shops with bone in and fat left on. Slicing through the pork fat rind keeps the chop flat so it […]


German Meatballs with Sauerkraut

Everyone loves a good meatball and this recipe is incredibly delicious and very easy to make. I have so many different meatball recipes and decided to make a German themed batch for a change. It was well worth the effort. Enjoy. Tips: The combination of beef and pork make a lighter and juicier meatball due […]

Greek Pastry

Rustic Greek Chicken Pie

This rustic pie is based on a recipe from one of our favourite YouTube chefs Akis Petretzikis. Simon watched him make it online and immediately declared we were having it for dinner! This is his take on an incredibly delicious and awesome looking pie that will impress everyone who tastes it. Enjoy. Tips: When using […]


Pasta with Crushed Peas and Crispy Prosciutto

This simple pasta dish can be ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta and is absolutely delicious. The tangy sauce of sour cream with the sweetness of the peas is a truly awesome combination. Enjoy. Tips: Any pasta is good with this combination. I used egg spaghetti as it was what I […]

Vegetables Vegetarian

Rice and Creamed Corn Cakes

I always make way too much steamed rice and end up either making the usual fried rice or storing it in the freezer for later use. This time I thought I would make rice cakes and they were very successful. They are delicious hot or cold and a great addition to a picnic. Enjoy. Tips: […]


Chilli Marmalade Prawns

This is a recipe we have been making variants of for decades. We’ve used it on lamb chops, crumbed chicken thighs and prawns with slightly different ingredients but the orange marmalade is always front and centre. The slightly bitter taste of the orange peel against the sweetness of the honey and the heat of the […]


Spicy Mexican Meatballs

These divine spicy meatballs were all made from scratch by Simon. He sort of based them on Spanish Tapas meatballs which are usually quite small but he wanted big meal sized ones to eat with soft tacos. Enjoy Tips: The sauce was quite spicy so only add in two Guajillo peppers if you need a […]

Salad Vegetables

Perfect Potato Salad

I love a tangy potato salad and this one is awesome. So quick and easy to make, the secret ingredient I include is pickle juice from the jar of big dill pickles I always have in the fridge. It lifts the taste to a whole different level. Teamed with the lovely boiled eggs, this is […]

Pancakes Vegetables Vegetarian

Spicy Potato and Pea Pancakes

These insanely delicious pancakes are quick and easy to make and are so versatile as you can put virtually any combination of filling in them. Inspired by a Gordon Ramsay recipe, I will be making these again and again. Enjoy. Tips: The star of the show is the pancake itself which is hot and spicy […]

Beef Pork

Scottish Square Sausage

This utterly delicious and incredibly easy to make “Square Slice” sausage is enjoyed in Scotland every day for breakfast. They eat this well seasoned fried square in a soft white roll with brown sauce on its own, or as part of a “Scottish breakfast” which includes bacon, eggs, black pudding, tattie scones, fried tomatoes and […]

Asian Noodles

Spicy Korean Style Noodles

Absolutely delicious, these hot and spicy noodles are very easy to prepare and take very little time to cook. You can adjust the heat to your liking and add any type of meat you like. Enjoy. Tips: Gochujang paste is a savoury, sweet and spicy fermented rice paste and is readily available in supermarkets or […]


Creamy Asparagus Soup

I love it when all the seasonal vegetables start to appear in spring. I particularly love fresh asparagus and this beautifully fresh and creamy soup is easy to make and very tasty. Enjoy. Tips: I remove the very hard woody ends from the asparagus but still use all of the green stems. Make sure it […]