Category: English

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

This super simple dish makes an excellent quickie breakfast, lunch, or late night snack for one.   If you want it to go a little farther use a griddle pan, and divide the batter into four.   The little ones make a…

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Sometimes the simplest foods give the most pleasure. Brilliant yellow broken yolks dribbling over savory mushrooms with a drizzle of truffle oil sinking into the English Muffin holes…sublime! 2 Eggs 1 English Muffin 4 Mushrooms, washed and quartered Splash of…

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie

Cottage

A veritable cornucopia of leftovers goes into this comforting meat, veg, and mash casserole. It’s an easy assemblage of ingredients that tastes like the Holidays all-in-one bite. A splash of Olive Oil for the pan 2 onions, halved and sliced…

Greek Home Style Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Sauce

Greek Cafe

In Greece, rice stuffed rolls wrapped in grape leaves are called dolmades. My classic English cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice, have been given a Grecian vamp up with pine nuts, oregano, and sprinkled with feta. On a chilly…

A Lightened Up English Christmas Steamed Pudding

Making A Christmas Pudding

I’ve lightened up the traditional steamed English pudding with freshly grated carrot and apple. Instead of grated suet, as my Mum made it, I use butter. I don’t make the pudding months in advance as was the custom and feed…

Nod Noggin’ Egg Nog A Creamy Egg-less Nog

Birds Custard Powder

I’ve dubbed my Christmas concoction nod noggin’ because your Noggin’ (your head) will surely nod after drinkin’ my wicked blend. No worries over egg safety, it’s made with Bird’s Eye Custard Powder instead of the traditional way with a dozen…

Leaping Fish Chowder with a Kick

Fish

Although a deceitfully simple soup, it’s full of rich flavor. Serve it with a crusty buttered bun or a bacon and tomato sammie. If you’re watching your figure or someone else’s substitute milk for the cream. Happy tummy time! 2…

An English Hash Turkey Bubble and Squeak

English Crest

Bubble and Squeak was made popular during WWII when food was rationed. My Nan and Mum often made it, usually on a Monday morning with Sundays Roast Dinner leftovers. The name Bubble and Squeak comes from the sounds that makes…

Bacon and Potato Toss A Hot Salad

Van Gogh Still Life

No, the season of salads hasn’t ended. It’s just turned over a new leaf. Opt for a hot one to warm your bones. Based on the humble spud, paired with crispy bacon, a nip of vinegar and mustard, it’s bold…

Courageous CORNISH PASTIES

Sandwich Kent England

I ate these for the first time in a small village in Kent called Sandwich. My Uncle Peter and Auntie Ivy had a little shop there. One afternoon, they sent me off with a few pounds in my pocket and…