Category: English

Welsh Rarebit An English Cheese Sauce

Cheese

In some houses it’s called Welsh Rabbit but in ours it was always rarebit. I imagined it rare because we didn’t get it very often. Mum served it on toast. Sometimes, over a broiled tomato slice on toast. There aren’t…

SHEPHERDS PIE The Man Pleaser

Shepherd Sculpture

Most of the men I’ve know have been meat n’ potato lovers (there was one vegetarian from Oregon but he didn’t last). Most of them have been good eaters. When you find a vocal one, my man’s a moaner, it’s…

Dad’s Jazzed Egg Sammie – The Celt

Fried Egg

Dad’s Jazzed Egg Sammie – I call it a C.E.L.T. (Cheese Egg Lettuce & Tomato) I don’t remember ever seeing my dad cook (he died when I was 11) but my Mum told me he packed his own lunches and…

Sunday Sausage-stuffed Chicken Parcels

Sunday Setting

This dish, though fiddly I’ll admit, is like a proper Sunday dinner in every bite. If you’re the organized sort, you can do all but the browning in advance. It’s a dish that’s sure to impress even the grumpiest of…

Mustard Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Brussel Sprouts

Mustard Brussel Sprouts with Bacon My man isn’t much on the veg. He’s especially not fond of Brussel Sprouts but when they’re tossed in butter and mustard, he gobbles them up. I adore the little fellows, hot, cold, naked or…

Tender English Scones that Fortify

Waldorf Tea

English Scones My most joyful scone-eating experience was not at the Waldorf in London, although I have eaten them there. Scones, to me, taste best served up in foil at a fire’s edge in a Kootenay winter. There, I often…

A Classic English Gingerbread Cake

A Classic English Gingerbread Cake

English Mum’s Gingerbread Cake A wedge of warm Gingerbread is ALL about comfort. It’s like getting a hug on the inside. I guarantee it will revive even the snarliest sort of fellow. ½ cup Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature ½…

George’s Mug

Uncle George

In a proper world, this drink is called an Irish coffee but to me it will always be a George’s Mug. I can’t have it without seeing his happy brown face. We’d sit on the chesterfield sipping a mug of…

Eggs a La Peter

Eggs A La Peter

Eggs a La Peter 2 eggs per person A splash of water (you can use milk instead if you wish) Toppers; A small handful of grated cheddar or crumbled feta A bit of green onion or fresh herb of choice…

Pesto Slathered Toasted Cheese n’ Onion Sammies

Pesto Slathered Cheese n' Onion Sammy

2 thick slices of French Bread 3 medium thick slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1 thin slice of Red or Vidalia Onion separated into rings 2 Tbsps. Unsalted Butter Drizzle of Olive oil 1 Tbsp. Pesto Assemble sandwich onion ontop…