Chicken, ham and leek pie (with short crust pastry)

  Cold, dark days and the run up to Christmas always brings cravings for the classics. I really need some comfort food this time of year and what’s more comforting than a pie? I’m also trying to improve my skills with pastry so this was another excuse to practise.  Although you can buy pastry, shortcrust … More Chicken, ham and leek pie (with short crust pastry)

Fragrant greek lamb stew with tomatoes, lemon and olives (and a great greek salad)

I haven’t visited Greece for ages, but the flavours have never left me and I regularly cook greek influenced food. Just as in Italy, the food tends towards rustic and focuses on a few key ingredients in a dish.  This isn’t a recreation of a particular meal but is my impression of a great greek … More Fragrant greek lamb stew with tomatoes, lemon and olives (and a great greek salad)

Pork Chops made thin and amazing: Schweineschnitzel

I thought twice about including this one, as it is deceptively simple. But it received such a positive response from my wife that I changed my mind (although that may be her German side kicking in). This is one of the real classics of German cuisine, a standard on restaurant menus and real comfort food. … More Pork Chops made thin and amazing: Schweineschnitzel