The shoulder is cooked long and slow and is so tender by the end that it's literally falling off the bone. It takes five and a half hours not counting prep time, so you have to plan ahead, but once it's in the oven it's pretty much trouble-free.
These fritters are great gobbled up as they are or with an array of dips. Or with some baked ham and eggs. Babies rather like them, though be careful how many they eat as halloumi is rather salty. Basically, they're the most versatile fritter in the world.
Unfortunately we are not all programmed to be gym-bunnies and live off green juice, so come the first of February the gym regulars tend to get their normal routine back, while many of us might find ourselves with a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, not really understanding how it happened.
As the snow melted, the green of the snowdrop stems became visible and my thoughts turned to the chickweed growing nearby. Befriend this wild edible and you may enjoy nature's green larder over the colder months.
Possibly my favourite cake, this is a moist, lemony grown-up dessert and to my mind the perfect end to a meal. It's gluten-free, too, provided you use gluten-free baking powder.
After hours of experimentation with different ingredients and techniques I think I have finally found the perfect recipe which encompasses the true Scottish feel in a glass - this is my Haggis Manhattan!
Healthy quick breads are so easy to bake and are crowd-pleasers when you're hosting a last minute social gathering. The batter can also be used for mini or regular muffins and mini loaves, which make wonderful hostess gifts.
These meatballs are easy, they're low carb, they're delightfully crunchy and they contain chorizo which makes them mighty moreish. My sons love them. I love them. Beware the pinkish colour of the inside of the balls post baking - that's just the chorizo. They're not raw I promise. Enjoy.
I usually use this sauce for a Goan fish curry but after the meat-filled excesses of Christmas we were craving something different. So I adapted it to use a slightly frostbitten cauli I had sitting shivering in the fridge for a warming, flavour-packed but vegetarian supper.
London is huge, and full of tourist traps. But it's also full of absolute gems waiting patiently to be discovered. The trick is to build a collection of firm favourites to plan your evenings, weekends and special occasions to get "bang for your buck.
I first visited China over 30 years ago when it was just opening up to Westerners. Rather than do the whole country by train, as most travellers seemed to do, I decided to explore the West, specifically Sichuan and Yunnan.
There's nothing I hate more than a January diet. Apart from dry January bores. For I am a January baby, forever condemned to live out my days attending birthday celebrations where friends toast me with an orange juice. So, in the spirit of ignoring any abstinence I offer you these sunshine granola breakfast muffins.
This is a pie to be eaten hot on a cold wintery day after the sort of walk that leaves your ears and toes tingling and your hands reaching for the warmth of a log fire. A classic country recipe, it can be made from any mix of game - try venison, pheasant, partridge, pigeon or rabbit. If you're short on game you can bulk it out with some stewing beef.
Prepped in five minutes, cooked in less than 10, this is a super-quick supper dish that still packs loads of flavour.
Seaweed is associated with the Chinese New Year but it is an ingredient that I use at Hogmanay. It is readily accessible to coastal foragers or in dried form online and from food stores.
With Christmas well on its way (hurrah!) and festivities in full swing, I thought I would share a little insight with you about a typical Spanish Christmas or, should I say 'Navidad'. Having spent many a festive season in España, I have seen that it certainly differs to here in the UK, but is no doubt still a magical time for celebrations, families and most importantly, amazing food!