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…

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…

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…

QUICK RASPBERRY AMARETTO ALMOND CAKE – lemon pistachio icing


Stumbling across a recipe that is so simple but yet has a beautiful outcome is a rare find. Time spent well searching the internet for the best cakey- desserty-thingy that I could prepare in under fifteen minutes, and feature almond and raspberries led me to this triumph. You can always rely on the BBC Good…

APRICOT, THYME AND HERB STUFFING


It’s festivals such as Thanksgiving that evoke nostalgic feelings, reminding me of my five years spent in America. Mac and cheese, green beans, turkey, sweet potato pie, washed down with prosecco, beer and anything else. Spent together watching sports, cooking a huge meal and being part of this American tradition made me feel the most…

OREO DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE


Okay, so first of all this is NOT the simplest of recipes. This dessert is show stopping, but a labour of love that will take up some serious hourage of your day. The results will leave you on the tip of people’s tongues as they talk about THIS dessert for time to come. I created…

HILARY’S -SPELT FLOUR GOATS CHEESE LAVENDER PANCAKES


I have to thank the wonderful Hilary Doyle for this recipe, which she concocted whilst on our road trip in Prince Edward County, a very picturesque part of Ontario Canada. Whilst staying in a house in Picton, (that gifted me a bat in my bedroom!!!) Hilary against all kitchen odds in a terribly laid out…

GLUTEN FREE COCONUT BREAD


I devised this recipe over the Jewish Passover, when my family came over for a saturday lunch. I really missed having a fluffy chollah on the table and so after some research found this recipe. I happened to last year be given some coconut flour (I appreciate that not everyone will have this in their…

MY JEW-ISH TRIPLE CHEESE AND SPRING ONION SCONES


If you love cheese and you love scones then guess what, you will love this recipe. Even though I have used Cheddar and Red Leicester you can use other hard cheeses, just think of cheese that offer contrasting flavours. Now I helped prepare these initially with my friend for a brunch, and I remade them…