Recipes that are delicious and that always work!

You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Lemon Meringue Cookies

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If you were to ask me what my absolute favourite kind of pie was and were to only let me choose ONE . . . . I would definitely pick Lemon Meringue.  It is my most favouritest of all the pies and that is saying a LOT because in my family if it has  a crust and is a pie, we are all over it.  We be PIE PEOPLE!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Baked Haddock with a Walnut Salsa Verde


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We don't always eat hedonistic, calorie laden, sumptious meals in this house. Actually, we do try to eat quite healthily most of the time.  I was trying to think yesterday about how often I cook the same thing twice, and I do really from time to time, but on the whole, Todd is treated to something different most nights of the week. It might only be a salad, or a side dish, but it's something different.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fusilli & Peas with Bacon and Cheese

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I think everyone needs a couple quick and easy dishes up their sleeves like this one I am showing you here today.   Pasta is probably one of the most versatile of kitchen ingredients.   It's kind of like the little black dress of cooking.  You can dress it up or dress it down, all depending on what you do with it.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Introducing Welsh Lamb into your Christmas Menu



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Turkey may be the go-to festive meat, but who is to say that you can’t experiment and introduce different flavours into your Christmas menu? 

Welsh Lamb is delicious all year round, but it can be a fantastic meat to bring to the table during the festive season – here are some of Welsh Lamb recipes to inspire you this Christmas.  

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RoastLeg of Welsh Lamb with Gin and Cranberry



Christmas is the time of year to gather all of your loved ones around the dinner table to share happy memories over a hearty meal … so make it a meal to remember! 

Wow your family and friends this year by swapping the traditional turkey for a roast leg or a shoulder of Welsh Lamb. Roast your meat with gin and cranberry for ultimate Christmas flavour, and serve with a tasty mint sauce, and deliciously thick homemade gravy.  

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ChristmasRack of Welsh Lamb  


Whether served as a Christmas Eve indulgence or to celebrate the New Year, this festive flavoured Welsh Lamb is guaranteed to be a real crowd pleaser. Mint sauce may be synonymous with lamb, as cranberry sauce is with turkey, but there’s an abundance of different flavours that can accompany this meat beautifully.  


Have you thought about complementing your lamb with cider, ginger and cinnamon? Or perhaps with Christmas spices? They really work a treat!  

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By the time Boxing Day arrives, everyone is pretty much ‘roasted’ out, but there is always room for more the next day! Why not place a spoonful of mango chutney onto some naan breads with a folder slice of leftover Welsh Lamb? For an extra special dish, add a little spoonful of coriander mayo.

So instead of serving cold, leftover turkey this year, present your guests with a succulent lamb platter? Delicious! 

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As much as you may plan your Christmas meals, you will almost undoubtedly have leftover meat. And what better way to use it up than to create a mouth-watering fruity curry? 


Welsh Lamb is just divine in a curry – give it a try this year, and serve with fragrant pilau rice, poppadoms and garlic naans.  

Those are our top picks of delicious Welsh Lamb recipes to replace the traditional turkey, but what will you be serving this Christmas?