Category Archives: Recipes

Smoked Mackerel and Caper Pate

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This pâté makes a perfect little starter for a dinner party one a budget. You can make it a couple of days ahead if you wish. If you have any […]

A Drunken Cinnamon and Rosemary Moscow Mule

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MAKES 4 RATHER LARGE SERVINGS 2 limes 2 tbsp brown sugar 6 sprigs of rosemary (4 for garnish) 5 sticks of cinnamon (4 to use as straws) 300ml spiced rum […]

A Very GoggleBox Christmas With Grazia

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My Booze inspired Christmas recipes for the Parkers from Gogglebox. Tiny Trifles, Boozy Cranberry Sauce and Drunken Mules.  What more could you want at Christmas time?! See the recipes below […]

Caramel, Pear and Pecan Christmas Pies

Caramel Christmas pies

Caramel, Pear and Pecan Christmas Pies Festive Cheer is finally upon us and I’m in the mood for baking!! This recipe is especially for the Non Mince Pie lover or […]

Pepperpot Beef Stew

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Pepperpot Beef Stew Perfect for a cosy night in without any fuss! My mum used to cook this for me all the time as it was one of my favourites. […]

Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Courgettes

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Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Courgettes This is the written recipe from my second websiode of Sophie Cooks.  Much to my delight, it has been extremely popular and lots […]

Roasted Butternut Squash and Endive with Parma Ham, Ricotta and Mint Salad

Butternut Sqaush Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Endive with Parma Ham, Ricotta and Mint Salad For those of you who have watched my little webisode on the video, I thought it might be […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Perfect Sunday baking! This is possibly the easier bread recipe you will ever make.  And the quickest and least likely to go wrong.  It’s the perfect recipe […]

Mussel and Tomato Baked Rissoto

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Mussel and Tomato Baked Risotto Mussels are one of the cheapest ingredients from the sea that you can get hold of. You get loads for your money and can do […]

Cook on a shoestring – Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Mint Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth Orzo, Giant cous Cous or Macaroni will work for this recipe, even barley or spelt if you have some in the cupboard.  Cook this […]

November Beets!

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Although the chilly winter months are upon us and we are dusting off our winter warmers, it doesn’t mean that our food has to become heavy and unhealthy. I personally […]

Heritage Tomato and Black Olive Salad

Tomato and Black Olive Salad

HERITAGE TOMATO AND BLACK OLIVE SALAD To serve 8 4  large plum of beef tomatoes, sliced thinly 4 large Plum tomatoes, i like the yellow ones for colour but what […]

Lebanese Radish and Pomegranate Quinoa

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LEBANESE RADISH AND POMEGRANATE QUINOA For those of you who have never had Quinoa, i suppose its best described as a cross between Cous Cous and Bulgar Wheat.  Its delicious […]

Easy BBQ Leg of Lamb

Summer BBQ Lamb

BBQ Leg of Lamb As i’m sure you might imagine, the task of BBQ’in, even in this house hold where the kitchen is strictly my domain will always fall into […]

Easy Peasy – Paella

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Paella Paella looks and tastes fantastic – especially if you’ve got a huge fl at paella pan to act as both cooking and serving dish. If you haven’t, then use […]

Easy Peasy – Blueberry & Banana Pancakes

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Blueberry & Banana Pancakes A wonderfully naughty-but-nice snack for the morning. It’s sweet but goes fantastically well with savoury breakfast fare. We love pork and apple so why not bacon […]