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Friday, December 8, 2017

Spiced Pear and Chocolate Strudel

My December #PhabPhyllo recipe in conjunction with Mediterranean Delicacies is an ode to everyone out there who hates raisins and has to endure Christmas pudding, mince pies and Christmas Cake on repeat at this time of year (my husband happens to be one such person). So I created a festive strudel that has all the wonderful flavours of Christmas: spice, orange, nuts and chocolate...just not the raisins, and it's utterly scrumptious if I don't say so myself...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Chicken in a Tarragon Cream Sauce

More rain means more decadent dinners: save salads for lunch I say, but dinner at the moment need to be a little more grown up in my books. Caramelising the onions in this dish adds a hint of sweetness which really brings the dish together and who can say 'no' to double cream? I served this with simple baked potatoes, asparagus and mange tout.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Osso Bucco

Classic Osso Bucco (my way). What more can you say? I love serving it with the gremolata pasta as I feel it brings a freshness to what is a very rich dish. The lemon is the absolute key for me and the addition of bacon is in no way classic, but I tend to add a little bacon or a few lardons to most stews as I feel it just makes them that much more delicious, people might also scoff at my use of a whole bottle of wine, but I think it's just perfect.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Baked Feta Phyllo Parcels

The perfect starter. I'm a fan of cheese in every form, but baked cheese is right there at the top. When you bake feta, it doesn't melt but rather softens to a delicate sponge, similar to holloumi. Wrapping it  in crisp phyllo and serving it with honey, a squeeze of lime and fresh mint just makes this simple little number irresistible. This is my 4th #PhabPhyllo recipe for the wonderful Mediterranean Delicacies - a company I just love working with because of the quality of their products.