Eggnog Yorkshire Puddings

An American twist on the British classic results in an actual pudding! As a matter of fact, eggnog isn’t as American as I first thought, and actually originates from the UK! We can add it to the list of forgotten Britishisms that we now label as American (like the spelling of “cheque” as “check” and…

Max’s Quick Pickled Turnips

After smelling Max’s pickled turnips I didn’t want to taste them. After tasting them I insisted he teach me the recipe. Good ratio of tastiness to easiness. Ingredients Turnips, as many as you want to pickle, diced Optional: radishes, ginger Distilled white vinegar, enough to cover the turnips 1/2 way Sugar Salt Method Dice your…

Borscht

This recipe comes by way of Felicity Cloake’s Guardian blog ‘How to cook the perfect…‘. I’ve made a few alterations, but honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with this. Don’t be shy with the cider vinegar! Ingredients Onion, 1, diced Carrot, 1 or 2, diced Celery, 1 or 2, diced Beetroot, 2 large, 3/4 diced, 1/4…

Guide to different types of flour

In a change from the status quo, this post is not a recipe. Instead I’ll be talking about different kinds of flour, how they are made, and when one should use them. Let’s start at the beginning. Flour is made by milling the wheat berry. By selecting different parts of the berry (or the kernel) we get…

Quinoa Salad

The effort-to-reward ratio of this salad is remarkable. Got the recipe from a friend, Andy, and it’s bloody brilliant! Just buy all the ingredients and make it! No substitutions. Ingredients Quinoa, make about a 2 cups Salad bits Red Cabbage, a handful, thinly sliced Red onion, 1/2, diced Red pepper, 1, diced Carrots, 2 or…

Chicken Teriyaki Donburi

Inspired by the Wagamama’s dish of the same name, this simple bowl of rice topped with teriyaki vegetables and chicken is warming and delicious! Ingredients Rice, 1 cup (it’s worth getting the a short grain Japanese-style rice) Chicken, 2 pieces (I think thighs are best) Mirin, a generous splash Soy sauce, a couple of generous…

Chicken Paitan Ramen

Inspired by the broth from the chicken paitan at Totto Ramen (pictured below), I wanted to make a ramen broth that had a bit more going on than in the simple miso recipe we all had at Az and Lizzie’s. The idea is twofold: first, poaching the chicken with some aromatics and retaining the liquid will…

Simple Miso Ramen

This miso ramen recipe is quick, simple, flexible and delicious! Clare and I eat this about three times a week. I’ve given some ideas for the types of vegetables you could use, but you really can put whatever you like in this. Although not included it in the recipe notes below, we like to put fish…