Garlic and mushrooms are delicious together, but all too often they are served only in its simplest form as a starter or appetizer. The recipes on this page combine garlic and mushrooms in ten different and exciting ways to take them to whole new levels of tastiness and enjoyment.
A step by step guide on how to smoke whole mackerel from the point of cleaning and brining the fish to the stage of smoking and serving the mackerel when they are ready for the table. Includes a couple of quick, easy and delicious serving suggestions.
A meaty and succulent Belgian blue beef burger topped with melted cheese and infused red onion between two slices of eggy bread is served with oven-roasted potato wedges.
Slow cooked, tasty and succulent kangaroo and mixed vegetable stew is served in a giant Yorkshire pudding, surrounded by a border of garden peas.
Belgian blue beef burgers are succulent, meaty and tender and this delicious recipe sees one served with spicy stir fried bell peppers, peas and a sunny side up fried egg circle
Celtuce is a variety of cabbage with both the leaves and the stem suitable for eating and cooking. This page features a variety of raw and cooked serving recipes and suggestions.
Goat is a very popular meat in many parts of the world and is delicious when cooked long and slow in a mix of spices in recipes such as this Indian goat bhuna preparation.
Brussels sprouts are scorned and hated by many but are actually a very tasty and nutritious vegetable. These recipes show you how to transform sprouts in to a vegetable your family will learn to love.
Tender chunks of casseroled leg of lamb with a spicy sauce and salad in a pita bread pocket, served with some rosemary, thyme, and garlic roast potatoes.
Alpaca is a mild-flavoured game meat ideally suited to being cooked in simple stews or pies. This recipe pairs alpaca meat with a few basic root vegetables in a puff pastry pie.
Venison sausages are a delicious alternative to their beef or pork counterparts. This page features ten tasty and attractive serving suggestions and recipes to help you enjoy them at their very best.
Salt and vinegar crisps are one of the most popular chip varieties and are perfect on a sandwich with items associated with the two seasonings. This page contains 10 very different sandwich recipes.
Ready-salted may not appear to be the most exciting flavour of crisps, but their simplicity makes them suited to so many other tasty accompaniments on a sandwich, as evidenced in these recipes.
A chip butty is traditionally a sandwich comprised of thick-cut chips nestled between two thickly buttered slices of white bread. These recipes are unusual but absolutely delicious.
Crisp sandwiches make for a delicious snack or light meal, with cheese and onion being the favourite flavour of many. This page features 10 new recipes for enjoying these crisps on a sandwich.
Fish finger sandwiches can be made to be a lot more than just bread and breadcrumbed fish. These imaginative recipes look at how to take the sandwiches to whole new levels of creativity and tastiness.
Chicken breasts are incredibly versatile and delicious but can be so easily overcooked. The recipes on this page show how to bake chicken breasts to perfection and serve them in a number of tasty ways
Pork steaks are nowhere near as popular as beef steaks but can be every bit as tasty and versatile. These fried pork steak recipes cover sandwiches to curries and are all easy to prepare at home.
Buffalo meat and beef combine very well to make succulent and tasty burgers. This page features a number of different serving suggestions for enjoying them at their very best.
Turmeric is a delicious and versatile spice, commonly used in many types of Asian cooking. It is increasingly being found to afford a number of health benefits to humans, further enhancing its appeal.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
Cauliflower is a much underrated and commonly over-cooked vegetable. These recipes show different ways of cooking cauliflower to perfection and how to include it in a variety of tasty meals.
Leeks are an incredibly under rated vegetable and can be used in cooking for a lot more than soup. This page looks at some different ways to cook leeks and provides appropriate tasty recipes.
Tips on how to prepare frogs legs for cooking as well as a variety of frogs' legs recipes and serving suggestions.
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Crayfish tails taste and look very much like prawns or shrimp, either of which could be substituted in these tasty, varied recipes and subsequent serving suggestions.
Jellied cod is an idea borrowed from the concept that is jellied eels. The recipes here include Mexican spiced jellied cod, jellied cod with smoked salmon and jellied cod with tomato and basil.
Zucchini (courgette) recipes of a number of different types to suit a wide variety of tastes. Includes baked, griddled and roasted zucchini recipe ideas and more.
A delicious and refreshing selection of original cocktail recipes made from vodka and a tasty variety of summer fruits. Recipes use fruits ranging from mango and pineapple to tomato and cucumber.
Portobello, or breakfast mushrooms, are the best mushrooms for stuffing due to their size. This page includes a number of very different tasty recipes for stuffings, as well as serving suggestions.
Kangaroo is low in fat, high in protein, and absolutely delicious cooked in a wide variety of ways. The recipes on this page provide cooking tips as well as a number of tasty serving suggestions.
Broccoli is a food that many kids hate. The recipes on this page are specifically designed to help you get kids not only to eat broccoli but to enjoy it, obtaining the essential nutrients it contains.
Ostrich is low in fat and a rich, delicious eating meat. These recipes detail a variety of tasty ways to cook ostrich meat either quickly or slowly to tender and succulent perfection.
Jackie Collins, queen of raunchy, fast paced thrillers, shows a different side to her talents in this incredible new cookbook. Appetizers, entrees, desserts, cocktails and more to suit every taste.
A delicious twist on a classic dish from the East End of London, seeing conger eel used instead of silver freshwater eels. Page includes a variety of tasty recipes and attractive serving suggestions.
Don't like cabbage? Want to find out how to take it to new levels of tastiness? This page includes several recipes for sauteed sweetheart or pointed cabbage, helping you to enjoy cabbage at its best.
Christmas pudding is a rich, fruity, seasonal British dessert. This page looks at some delicious and often unusual recipes for using up Christmas pudding leftovers in the days after the main event.
Parathas are flaky, wholemeal Indian flatbreads. This page shows a really easy way to make basic parathas as well as providing serving suggestions and a few ideas for simple, tasty recipe variations.
Indian spiced onions are often served as a starter or appetizer in Indian restaurants. While normally made with tomato ketchup, this recipe sees them made with homemade tomato and mixed peppers sauce.
Gammon steak is often served with a pineapple garnish. Usually the steak is grilled or fried but in this instance the gammon steak is cooked in puff pastry with a spicy pineapple and pepper filling.
Balmoral chicken is a classic Scottish dish: chicken breast fillets stuffed with haggis. This recipe sees the haggis made to stuff a whole chicken. It is served with breaded clapshot portions.
Recipes and serving suggestions for succulent bacon and gammon steaks, cooked on a ridged griddled pan. Quick to cook and frequently lower in fat thus healthier than conventional pan fried options.
Steak pie is a classic Scottish dish. This recipe is a twist on the original, incorporating sweet beetroot and delicious Stilton cheese to pack the pie with a fabulous array of additional flavours.
Raspberries and cream in themselves make a delicious dessert. In this instance, they are served on a simple jelly made from coffee, chocolate and ginger, to further enhance the sweet dining experience
Puff pastry makes a fantastic alternative base for pizzas of many kinds. This recipe shows how to prepare and cook the pastry to best effect and also provides a delicious topping suggestion.
Canned corned beef can be convenient, perhaps under-rated and often surprisingly tasty. The recipes featured below see it combined with cabbage and a variety of other ingredients to delicious effect.
Soda bread is a bread made without the use of yeast. This means that the bread does not require lengthy kneading or resting periods. It is extremely versatile and delicious with many accompaniments.
Pork is a great choice of meat for making burgers. This page shows a number of tasty pork burger recipes and serving ideas to help add variety to your menu for family dinners and grilling parties.
Spam luncheon meat knows a poor reputation with many people. The recipes on this page are devoted to showing just how versatile Spam can be and how it can be used to form a variety of tasty dishes.
Ox liver is nutritious, delicious, and a lot more versatile than you may think. This page includes tips for cooking ox liver, as well as a number of tasty ways in which it can be served.
Hot dogs are not just about onions, ketchup, and mustard. This page includes ten very different recipe ideas for taking your home-served hot dogs to new levels of tastiness and creativity.
Macaroni is not just about mac and cheese. The recipes on this page all show entirely different ways of incorporating macaroni pasta in delicious, alternative dishes for all the family to enjoy.
Frittatas are robust Italian omelettes. These recipes all incorporate bacon as well as a number of different ingredients including pasta, vegetables and cheese for a delicious variety of preparations.
Duck leg recipes which see them roasted, casseroled, curried, poached, steamed and more, proving that duck legs are definitely a rival for chicken legs in their versatility and tastiness.
Beans on toast are not just for kids and are not just a simple comfort food. Beans on toast affords a world of possibilities as these recipe ideas will hopefully go some way of showing...
Port and Stilton is a classic combination often associated with formal, upper class dinner parties. These serving suggestions are designed to help widen the popularity of this delicious pairing.
Tasty and easy recipes and cooking instructions for whole sea bream as well as sea bream fillets. Includes filleting and skinning instructions with full colour photographs throughout.
Lamb burgers are absolutely delicious, at least as good as any more popular alternatives. The lamb burger recipes featured on this page will hopefully appeal to and satisfy a wide variety of tastes.
Tips on cooking venison as well as delicious recipes for serving red deer loin meat with a variety of pastas and sometimes less than conventional pasta sauces and accompaniments.
A selection of tasty and hearty pie recipes made principally from pork and puff pastry but also incorporating a wide variety of delicious ingredients in a number of different culinary creations.
Tagliatelle pasta comes in thick ribbons making it ideal for serving with rich sauces. The recipes featured here, however, show a number of different and non-traditional ways to enjoy tagliatelle.
Conchiglie pasta shells are widely popular and very versatile. This page affords a number of original, tasty and healthy recipe ideas for cooking and serving this delicious form of pasta.
Plaice is a delicious, tender flatfish, quick to cook and suited to a wide range of accompanying flavours. There are a number of recipes featured on this page to help you enjoy the fish at its best.
Celery is a great choice as a base ingredient for vegan soups due to its versatility and robust flavour. This page includes a number of recipes for what to include with celery in delicious vegan soups
Spices and naan bread can easily be used to take sausage sandwiches to whole new levels of enjoyment. These recipes use a variety of combinations to help the humble sausage sandwich scale new heights.
Celery and turkey are both hugely under utilised ingredients. One is largely confined to stocks, the other to seasonal celebrations. These soup recipes celebrate celery and turkey all year round.
Wasting leftovers means wasting money. This page looks at easy, painless and effective ways to use up leftovers, make tasty meals and save considerable amounts of money in the long term.
Turkey drumsticks are hugely popular Thanksgiving or Christmas foodstuffs and treats. This page looks at how to cook individual turkey drumsticks at any time of year and delicious serving recipes.
Fritters can be made with virtually any food ingredient. The fritter sandwich recipes on this page include chicken, fish and both vegan and vegetarian options to suit a wide variety of tastes.
Rowan jelly is a strong-tasting condiment once very popular in the UK and traditionally served with wild game or beef. This simple recipe shows how to make rowan-and-apple jelly from scratch.
Chicken burgers make a delicious alternative to beef or hamburgers. The versatility of chicken makes them infintely adaptable to suit different tastes and this page includes three tasty recipes.
Pollack is a delicious, sustainable fish, and an alternative to Atlantic cod. This page shows how to fillet and skin pollack. It also provides a wide range of tasty recipes.
Mutton is a robust, sometimes fatty meat, perfect for making succulent and tasty stews. This recipe features three very different recipes for mutton stews, including a wild game stew and a curry.
Sprats are small, oily, highly nutritious fish which are often eaten whole. This page shows how to clean sprats before cooking if desired and also provides three quick, easy and tasty sprat recipes.
Ham sandwiches can be as simple or complex as you wish. This page looks at a few recipes for ham sandwiches, using boiled and roast ham. It also includes instructions for boiling and roasting ham.
Quail eggs are small, delicate, and delicious. Care has to be taken when handling and cooking them, but this guide affords tips as well as recipes for cooking and serving them to perfection.
Islay is widely referred to as the malt whisky capital of Scotland. This page looks at the whisky, as well as some of the distilleries and the picturesque surroundings in which they can be found.
Haggis is widely associated with Scotland and particularly Burns Supper celebrations. This page looks at what haggis is and provides several delicious, alternative recipes for serving haggis.
The ferry from Kennacraig is the most popular method of reaching the Isle of Islay, off Scotland's West Coast. This page looks at the Islay ferry, the terminals and the crossing experience.
Four different types of British and Irish seafood; four different recipe ideas. These recipes focus on the seafood types and new or alternative ways in which they can be prepared and served.
Fresh tuna is delicious, nutritious and very quick and easy to cook. This page features three recipe ideas for cooking and serving fresh tuna to best effect.
Loch Indaal is a sea loch in the south-west of the Isle of Islay, Scotland. This page looks at various parts of its 35 mile coastline, some of the scenic views to be had and general places of interest
The Isle of Islay off Scotland's West Coast affords both beautiful sandy beaches and wild, rugged coastline. This page looks in pictures and text at some of the more accessible examples of both.
Apples are the perfect fruit for making homemade desserts. This page contains just a few recipe ideas for getting you thinking about how to use seasonally fresh apples in desserts for even one person.
Pitta bread sandwiches are often substantial, meaty affairs, designed very much for the carniverous palate. These simple pitta bread sandwiches are all vegetarian friendly but can be enjoyed by all.
Three very different chicken fritters recipes, each served with a dip suggestion and cooked in different ways. Easily adapt these recipes to suit your own tastes or try them out today as described.
Pitta breads are small, partly leavened flatbreads. The recipes on this page see the pitta breads opened up to form pockets and filled with chicken cooked in a variety of different ways.
Shish kebabs mean simply food cooked on a skewer. These fish shish kebab recipes feature five different types of fish skewered, cooked and served in a variety of different ways.
Stranraer on Loch Ryan is in the south-west of Scotland and affords good sea fishing from both shore and boat. This page details a boat fishing trip, the marks fished and the species of fish caught.
Steaks are delicious on a sandwich and the possible combinations are virtually endless. These recipes see the steaks employed as burgers and served with a variety of tasty accompaniments.
Leftover turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas is often made in to sandwiches. The sandwich recipes on this page represent a variety of ideas for taking your leftover turkey creations to new levels.
Cocktail sausages go down a treat at parties, both with kids and with adults. This page includes recipes to spice up your cocktail sausage presentations and to further delight your guests of all ages.
Step by step guide in text and pictures to cooking a whole beef or ox tongue. Includes a variety of different recipes and serving suggestions to enjoy fresh beef tongue or leftovers.
Smoked salmon is not just for use in the preparation of hors d'oeuvres. This page looks at three different types of cold smoked salmon and six delicious smoked salmon sandwich recipes.
Pizza omelettes differ by having an egg rather than a bread base. These delicious and varied recipes focus on ideas for using up leftover quantities of roast or otherwise cooked chicken.
Scotch pies are hugely popular in Scotland but are rarely made from scratch at home. This page includes a recipe for traditional Scotch pies as well as a much easier but equally tasty alternative.
Mince and tatties is a long-standing, classic Scottish dish. The mince and tatties recipes on this page are about looking at how the dish can be developed in a number of different and tasty ways.
Suggestions for how to take sausage sandwiches to a new level, by using different types of sausage, different types of bread or rolls and giving some additional thought to the accompaniments.
Hamilton Mausoleum is an impressive reminder of the Dukes of Hamilton and their one time magnificent palace and estate. This brief visitor guide includes photos from outside and inside the mausoleum.
Chicken soup need not take hours to prepare, nor need it be prepared in large quantities. These simple recipes are all made in around half an hour or less and are designed to serve one person.
An introduction to five different types of bacon followed by ten bacon sandwich recipes, featuring two sandwich recipes for each of the featured types of bacon.
Sweet and sour sauce recipe with three different recipes for sweet and sour chicken. Features sweet and sour battered chicken balls, sweet and sour chicken stir fry and sweet and sour chicken noodles.
By stuffing chicken breasts, it is possible to bolster this meat's mild flavor and add a whole new dimension to a simple family meal. Chicken breasts can be stuffed in a variety of delicious ways.
Flounder are a delicately flavoured, delicious eating flat fish. This page shows how to fillet flounder or alternatively gut and clean flounder and includes a tasty recipe for each preparation method.
The David Livingstone Centre is a permanent memorial to the Scottish missionary and explorer. This guide tracks a visitor experience and details the most prominent features to see and enjoy
A photographic guide to Penrith Castle, as well as details of its history, the park in which it is located and travel and amenity information which may prove beneficial to visitors
Scalloped potatoes prepared on the stove top allow greater control to be maintained over the cooking process. These three recipes are alternately chicken based, beef based and totally vegan friendly.
Three very different salmon cake recipes are included on this page. Spicy salmon and sweet potato cakes, smoked salmon and cream cheese cakes, as well as crispy salmon cakes in breadcrumbs.
Rabbit is a very tasty and low fat meat which requires long, slow cooking. This page contains instructions for preparing rabbits for cooking, as well as different cooking methods and recipes.
Tips on how to poach chicken legs and a whole chicken that the meat is served moist, tender and delicious, rather than dry, tough and inedible. Page includes recipes and serving suggestions.
Butterflied and roasted whole chicken with garlic and thyme, as well as a recipe for garlic and thyme roasted Mediterranean vegetables as a delicious serving accompaniment.
Cheesy pasta recipes are about a lot more than mac and cheese. Recipes on this page include cheesy penne pasta with cod, roasted vegetable fusilli with parmesan and Stilton and broccoli tagliatelle.
Tips on cooking pigeon breasts as well as recipes including pigeon and venison wild game stew, pigeon, apple and sage casserole and pigeon breasts served on quenelle of sweet potato.
Cod recipes on this page include alternative cod and chips, cod fishcakes with chilli dip and easy fish curry with naan bread. The extremely serious issue of cod sustainability is also examined.
The haddock recipes on this page include haddock deep fried in beer batter, shallow fried in breadcrumbs, baked in a fish pie and included in a traditional Scottish soup in its smoked form.
Three chicken and rice casserole recipes, each made using chicken thighs and incorporating a wide range of flavours. Includes instructions for boning chicken thighs where necessary for the recipe.
Navy beans are also known as haricot beans and are the type of beans which are often found baked and canned. This recipe sees them paired with ham in a simple and warming soup.
Cucumber is a fruit which is extremely adaptable, due to its own simplicity and lack of flavour. This page contains a number of tasty recipes for cucumber sandwiches which anyone can make at home.
Duck is delicious, meaty and tender when it is cooked properly but if it is not cooked well, it can be exceptionally tough, fatty and greasy. This recipe is for a very simple, oven roasted whole duck. The page further includes details of how to make duck stock and from it a tasty cream of chestnut...
Chicken and mushroom pie is succulent, warming and delicious. This recipe sees the chicken and mushroom baked in chicken broth but equallly the dish can be prepared using a basic bechamel sauce instead of chicken stock.
Beef soup recipes can be as varied as either chicken or vegetable soup recipes. This recipe is for beef and chestnut soup and shows it prepared in two different ways, so you can pick your favorite.
Sausage, bacon and egg is not just for breakfast, they also make a delicious combination on a sandwich at any time of day. The sandwich recipes featured on this page provide a number of tasty, alternative ways of combining these three food favourites to best effect.
Chicken wings are stirred in a combination of Lebanese 7 spice, paprika and olive oil before being roasted in the oven. They are served with a simple salad garnish and a scattering of freshly chopped parsley.
A fish pie is a dish consisting of different types of fish contained in a white sauce and topped with mashed potato. This recipe for a traditional fish pie also contains some modern twists.
Pea and ham is a classic and soup combination. This recipe is for making the ham stock and the pea and ham soup proper.
Ling is a member of the same family as Atlantic cod, despite its very different physical appearance. It is a similarly firm fleshed white fish, delicious cooked and eaten in a number of different ways. Among others, this page includes recipes for ling baked, fried and even incorporated in a fish...
Deviled eggs are usually made with chicken rather than duck eggs and served as hors d'oeuvres. The recipes on this page not only vary the type of egg used, they include ideas for preparing deviled duck eggs and serving them as part of a larger main meal.
Smoked mackerel is delicious, nutritious and moderately easy to prepare. This page takes you through the process of preparing, cooking, smoking and enjoying mackerel at its freshest and very best.
Arbroath smokies are hot smoked haddock. The haddock are headed and gutted then tied together in pairs by their tails for smoking. There is much to be said for the belief that they are best eaten by hand, straight from the smoker, but this page provides a few alternative suggestions where this is...
Whole chicken legs refer to the drumsticks and the thighs of the bird. They are commonly sold in supermarkets and provide a delicious contrast of different types of chicken meat when cooked up in a variety of different ways. This page gives you several very different whole chicken leg recipe ideas...
St Catherines is a small hamlet across Loch Fyne from the town of Inveraray. The jetty is showing the worse for wear but still makes an excellent fishing spot at lower stages of the tide, particularly for summer mackerel. Page includes an easy and original suggested recipe for cooking up your catch.
Vegetable pakora is a dish from the Indian sub-continent which knows huge popularity in the UK, either as the first course of a meal or as a simple tasty snack. This recipe is for a simple vegetarian pakora which can be prepared even where you don't have access to the proper gram flour.
Pakora dipping sauce as served in Indian restaurants and takeaways is incredibly easy to make at home, with everyday ingredients. This recipe for pakora sauce is quick, easy, authentic and delicious.
This is a really simple recipe for chow mein (Chinese stir-fried noodles) in the true tradition of Chinese cooking. It is quick to prepare, delicious and goes really well with an authentic Chinese beer.
A baked rice casserole is a great way of preparing a tasty, nourishing, easy to cook meal when prep time is likely to be short. This beef, bell pepper and pineapple rice casserole can be prepared in fifteen minutes, put in the oven and forgotten about for an hour and a half while you get on with...
Rollmops are pickled herring fillets. This page looks not only at how to produce rollmop approximations in a very short period of time, it examines one of the best ways of finding quality foodstuffs at budget friendly prices for cost cutting family meal ideas.
Rhubarb and ginger crumble is a popular summer dessert in the UK, frequently served with ice cream. This recipe is slightly different in that the ginger is used as the main flavour in the ice cream which is served with the hot, prepared crumble, rather than being included in the crumble itself.
Mac and cheese is a huge favourite with many people but sometimes, it is nice to find an easy way to inject some variety in to your chosen recipe. This quick and easy way of adding a crunchy bell pepper crust more than achieves that objective with very little extra effort or cooking time.
A whole roast turkey thigh is carved and served with a selection of different condiments and accompaniments. Plain tortilla wraps are served, each family member to devise their own combinations.
Oxtail and oyster pie is a variation on the steak, kidney and oyster puddings which used to be made in Victorian times, when oysters were cheap to buy. It is very succulent and super tasty.
Deep-fried camembert is a popular starter, but it is often served with a disappointingly bland salad. This recipe is for quick and easy deep-fried camembert and a delicious accompanying salad.
This recipe combines the concept that is tender, succulent pulled pork with the classic Bavarian recipe for Schweinhaxe, a roasted knuckle of pork, usually served with potato dumplings and sauerkraut.
Stinging nettles are a delicious and nutritious cooking ingredient. In soups, they can either be made to be one of the principal ingredients or used instead of a herb as an additional flavouring. This page looks at the process of gathering fresh nettles and precisely how they can be incorporated in...
Devils on horseback are dried prunes, wrapped in bacon. This recipe incorporates chicken between the bacon and the prunes for a little extra flavour. The devils are served with salad and croutons.
A flexitarian diet is one followed by someone who wishes to reduce the amount of meat they consume without forsaking it altogether. What better way to start the day in this situation than with a big, hearty, totally vegetarian fried breakfast? This page looks at how this can be made possible.
Balmoral chicken is chicken breast stuffed with haggis and wrapped in bacon. This recipe is slightly different in that the chicken breast is stuffed in the haggis before both are wrapped in bacon and puff pastry. The pasty is served with clapshot and a pepper and mustard sauce.
Apple pie is a dish which can easily be varied without in any way spoiling its delicious taste and texture simply by adding an extra, fruity or spicy ingredient or two. This recipe for apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie - served cold with cream - will hopefully give you an idea of how immensely...
A guide to how to pan fry partridge breasts and serve them tender and succulents. Sweet potato and parsnip mash together with apple sauce make excellent accompaniments.
A step by step guide to pan frying pigeon breasts with photos. Includes instructions for preparing mustard mash and le Puy green lentil accompaniments.
Fritters can be made to include virtually any foodstuff as the word simply refers to food in batter, deep fried. These vegetarian fritters are delicious as described or can be varied to suit virtually any and all tastes.
A simple way of adding an extra little bit of visual appeal and flavour to the classic comfort and finger food that is chicken wings.
Mackerel is a super healthy fish to eat, quick and easy to cook and delicious. This page charts the process of catching fresh mackerel on a Scottish sea loch, getting them home and cleaning them, before cooking them up in a number of tasty ways.
Lambs liver is probably one of the most popular forms of offal but lambs heart makes an excellent accompaniment. This recipe sees the heart and liver quickly fried and served to tender perfection with bacon, homemade red onion gravy and mashed potatoes before being garnished with freshly chopped...
A fusion dessert which takes the concept of sticky toffee pudding and adds it to the crumble topping of slightly tart, stewed apples and pineapple. Can be served hot or cold, with ice cream, custard or fresh cream.
A full Welsh breakfast is similar in many respects to other British fried breakfasts. It is made truly unique, however, by the inclusion of laverbread and cockles on the plate, two things you would never find in English, Scottish or Northern Irish breakfasts.
Pasties in a literal sense are a filling of some kind, wrapped in pastry and baked until crisp and golden. Cornish pasties are perhaps the most famous of all pasties but the recipes on this page show just how versatile pasties can be and give some idea of the many different types of fillings which...
Herring are a delicious eating fish, generally inexpensive to buy and easy to clean and cook. Herring are perhaps best known as the fish from which kippers are made but this page shares a number of tasty recipes for cooking and serving herring in different ways.
Baked beans don't have to be boring. Here are some recipe ideas which let baked beans achieve their maximum potential.
Octopus is a bit of a tricky thing to cook as the difference between tender and rubbery can be seconds rather than minutes. This page affords advice on how to poach a whole octopus and provides a recipe for serving it as part of a Mediterranean poached seafood salad.
Oxtail soup is not difficult to make, but the meat needs to cook for a long time. This recipe incorporates a number of flavouring vegetables as well as a bit of red wine for extra colour and interest.
Prawn cocktail is still a very popular starter, despite often being mocked as a throwback to the 1970's. This recipe shows how to make a really simple prawn cocktail at home using fresh langoustines.
Casseroles are easy to prepare, involve largely hands off cooking and can be made to include virtually any food ingredient you choose. This page offers a selection of very different casserole recipes in the hope that it can afford something to suit just about any and all tastes.
A step by step text and photo guide to cooking a whole chicken five different ways with suggested accompaniments. Includes a recipe idea in each instance for using up leftovers.
Cooking for one can often seem like an extra chore best and easily avoided. When you live alone, motivating yourself to prepare a home-cooked meal can often be difficult but this page explores and shows the many different benefits to be had for single people by cooking themselves at home.
Tasty, nourishing meals don't necessarily take hours to cook. These delicious recipes are all ready to serve within thirty minutes and there is one included on this page for every day of the week.
Vegetable stock is an essential ingredient when making vegetarian soups or risottos. It is quick and easy to make at home and can be prepared with a wide variety of different vegetables and herbs.
Lamb stock is not one of the more popular stocks that tends to be used in cooking. If you are making an Irish stew, however, this simple, non-greasy stock is the perfect option to choose.
Cooking is an art form in that it allows the cook or chef to express themselves in their culinary preparations. This page examines how to make cooking special and artistic without succumbing to any of the associated potential pitfalls.
Duck eggs make a wonderfully tasty and refreshing change from chicken eggs and can largely be cooked almost exactly the same way. This page features ten different ways in which you can cook duck eggs (or chicken eggs) in order to help ensure your egg recipes and dishes never become boring or...
Fish stock is usually made from the heads and bones leftover when white fish have been filleted. This fish stock is made slightly differently in that it is made using the heads and bones on which the fish flesh has already been cooked.
Pork chops can be baked, grilled, fried and casseroled, to mention but a few possibilities. This page provides pork chop recipes of different types and looks at different ways in which they can be served.
Pub grub is a huge part of the British food culture. The food types and specific meals served in British pubs have changed drastically over the years but eating home cooked food at the pub is still enjoyed by millions. This page looks at traditional British pub grub as well as its most recent...
Herb butter is an incredibly simple and easy way of making butter more tasty and interesting. This page shows how to make basic herb butter and provides serving suggestions.
Partridges are a delicious eating form of wild game and not just something found in a pear tree at Christmas. This page explores a number of recipes for partridge breast fillets and for a whole partridge.
Mussels are delicious, nutritious and incredibly quick and easy to cook. This page provides instructions for collecting, preparing and cooking fresh mussels to help you enjoy them on each occasion safely and at their very best.
Can't get haggis to serve at your Burns Supper? Don't like haggis? This page explores authentic Scottish alternatives to haggis which you may wish to serve to your guests at your Burns Supper.
Chicken breast recipes can be extremely varied as well as delicious. This page affords a number of different ways of cooking and serving chicken breasts, to hopefully give you further ideas for serving this most delectable of food ingredients.
Certain foods are traditionally eaten at New Year in the hope that they will bring good luck in the year ahead. This page looks at some of these foods and delicious ways in which to cook and serve them.
Belly pork is inexpensive, delicious and easy to cook. This recipe for stuffed belly pork can be adapted to suit many different types of stuffings and served in many tasty and interesting ways. Why not give it a try?
Chicken broth or stock is usually enhanced with carrot, onion, celery, and seasoning. If you don't have the vegetables, however, it is still possible to make a very acceptable pot of chicken broth. I'm here to reveal my secrets.
Chicken thighs may not know the popularity of chicken wings or chicken drumsticks but they can be at least equally delicious. This page looks at how to cook chicken thighs in a number of ways and includes serving suggestions to ensure the maximum level of enjoyment.
Chip shop style potato fritters make an excellent variation on potato based meal accompaniments. This page shows you how to easily make potato fritters at home, every bit as good as you will get from a fish and chip shop.
Fresh sardines are inexpensive, delicious, nutritious and sustainable. The sardine recipes on this page show how easy they are to cook and also how versatile they can be.
Pickled onions are something of a British culinary institution. This page shows how easy it is to make chip shop style pickled onions at home.
Basa fish is a type of Vietnamese catfish which represents a sustainable alternative to many endangered species of white fish. The basa recipes featured on this page are aimed at suiting a variety of different tastes.
Chicken livers are a delicious, inexpensive and valuable source of nutrition. The chicken liver recipes on this page are deliberately extremely varied to apply to a wide variety of tastes.
Windsor Castle is almost a thousand years old, the original fortifications made on the orders of William the Conqueror in circa 1070 AD. Windsor Castle today remains a Royal home but is open for the public to admire its magnificent architecture and many treasures.
General techniques for cooking duck breast and five fabulous ways to serve up this delicious meat.
Beef stew is the perfect choice for a warming and satisfying dinner on a cold Winter's night. The beef stew recipes on this page are extremely varied, allowing you to pick one which will suit your particular tastes and requirements, expanding your options but still affording the same delicious...
Quail are one of the smallest game birds. For this reason, many people discount them as a viable cooking and eating option. The recipes on this page prove that, small as they are, quail can be cooked and enjoyed in a wide variety of different, attractive and tasty ways.
Pheasant is a game bird that is most often roasted whole in the oven. The pheasant recipes on this page focus on the different parts of a pheasant, ensuring that a number of very varied and tasty meals can be prepared from just one or two pheasants.
This simple recipe is an excellent way of using up green tomatoes leftover at the end of the growing season.
Swede turnips (also called rutabaga) are sometimes hugely under rated as a cooking and eating vegetable. This page explores different recipes and serving suggestions for swede turnips or rutabaga, perhaps helping you sell their taste benefits and versatility to your family.
How do you cook parsnips? Are you looking for ideas a little bit different from the norm? On this page, among other ideas, you will find recipes for parsnip mash, parsnips roasted with chicken and other root vegetables and even parsnips roasted in Scotch whisky marmalade!
Thanksgiving for most people is a time of family celebration and feasting on the seasonal turkey and trimmings. There are some, however, who are forced to spend Thanksgiving alone and may be under the impression that a turkey dinner is not therefore feasible. This page shows how Thanksgiving turkey...
Scottish smoked salmon comes either hot smoked or cold smoked. This page looks at how to smoke salmon at home by the hot smoked method, providing detailed instructions in both text and pictures.
Guacamole is a delicious Mexican dip made principally from avocadoes. This page looks not only at how to make different varieties of guacamole, it features a number of original and tasty serving suggestions.
Whiting is one of the tastiest types of white fish. It's a shame that it's so underrated and discarded by fishermen. Read about whiting recipes and cooking options to help you enjoy whiting.
This homemade burger recipe incorporates classic English ingredients, including pork, apples and Stilton cheese. It is wholly recognisable as a burger but its slight adaptation gives it a new and refreshing feel, especially when it is served with a glass of cold, English cider.
Beef stock or broth recipes very often have a lengthy list of ingredients and require many hours of cooking time. This simple recipe is just about as easy as it gets and is perfect for most dishes.