SLOW COOKER BRAISED SHORT RIBS


As we hit that time of year where we have to crank up the heating, I know it is time to bring out the slow cooker. I love that it can monitor a low heat and gently braise the meat until it’s pull apart tender. Years ago in the UK short ribs were barely heard…

ROSEMARY ROASTED RUMP OF BEEF


I love the weekends who doesn’t! For me it means having the time to slowly potter around my kitchen, relax reading recipes, planning meals – basically feeding my cooking obsession. But it also gives me the time to cook big bits of meat and scratch my head a lot, whilst making pen to paper calculations to…

SHAKSHUKA with bresaola bacon and crispy aubergine


I first discovered this recipe around 15 years ago in a supplement for a food magazine. SHAKSHUKA or as it is often spelled shakshouka is an Isreali breakfast dish, where eggs are poached in a spiced tomato sauce served with bread. As soon I read through the recipe I thought it could triumph over the British…

SIMPLE SWEETCORN FRITTERS


It’s Sunday evening; you can barely be bothered to get off the sofa let alone leave the house to visit the local supermarket. But you want a delicious snack and just can’t justify ordering another takeaway so these are the perfect quickie, snack dinner that can make even the most basic cook look like a whizz…

ROASTED TOMATO AND RED PEPPER SOUP


For over a decade, the red pepper was my enemy. My sister’s allergic, my mother, doesn’t like the taste and I just never thought to buy them. It wasn’t a featured vegetable in my upbringing. Anyway in a light bulb moment at the supermarket, I picked up a pack, they were cheap and decided to commit to…

THE BEST JEW-ISH CHALLAH RECIPE


This bread, this BREAD, THIS BREAD is to me one of the best breads out there. It triumphs over even the holey bagel (see what i did there) and even the cheapy Hovis when you require that bog standard white slice. But this bread means more to me than just bread, it represent to me…

FLUFFY AMERICAN PANCAKES (FOR SHROVE TUESDAY)


It’s that time of year again, where Shrove Tuesday creeps up and the aisles at the supermarket are full of flour, sugar, lemons and eggs. Obviously this isn’t a Jew-ish festival. However, this is a British Christian tradition, that my family adopted. I loved it every year when dessert came round at this family meal,…

APPLE, BERRY AND ORANGE CRUMBLE


I wondered if there was a connection between being Jew-ish and the fact a fruit crumble often appears as a frequent dessert offering for a family Friday night dinner. So I googled, Jew and Crumble and the answer is no, a ton of other things came up, use your imagination … moving on. Jane, my mother, always…

SPEEDY CHOCOLATE CHIP COCONUT ORANGE SCONES


What do you when you have people stopping by and not enough time to go out, you make these scones? And nope this is not a joke. And right yes I could have just provided my guests with a cuppa tea, but because I am Jew-ish, I have to provide food, and not just food…

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE POTS WITH RASPBERRIES


It is a simple fact I LOVE chocolate. If I were ever stranded on a desert island I, would crave ‘Mini Eggs’ specifically, they are my ultimate weakness. (Who needs flowers when there are ‘Mini Eggs’). But I could also devour Cadbury’s ‘Dairy milk’, ‘Twirl’, ‘Green and Blacks Butterscotch’, any time of day – yes even at breakfast….

JEW-ISH HOT DOG SAUSAGE ROLLS


Happy new year one and all. Whilst many start a new year with the typical healthy resolution, it doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some naughty food and lets face it Hot Dogs are the ultimate comfort food. Yes, you can shove them in a roll, but why not put them in puff pastry and…

ROSEMARY AND MAPLE SYRUP ROASTED CARROT SOUP


I remember a time when the only carrot soup that seemed to exist was with coriander (yuk). Served in a watery consistency, I felt like I was being punished on two levels. One I don’t like coriander and two, since this it is a root veg where the thick, rich consistency gone – why was…