Prawn and Crab Bisque

Prawn and Crab Bisque with sourdough bread and homemade fish stock Serves 8 starters / 4 main meals Reference: Good Housekeeping, December 2011, page 203 Ingredients For the stock:  Fish heads and various discarded fish items Left over veg: Leek, onion, carrot, a few chillies, boiling water. 800g Raw Prawns 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1…

Jude the Obscure, Jericho

Jericho After a bit of Oxford shopping at the weekend we found ourselves over by The Randolph hotel, so decided to keep walking and head on into Jericho, as we had an afternoon with no great plans, which is rare! We turned into Little Clarenden Street, which is a lovely narrow one way street always decorated with…

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Goats’ Cheese Mash

This weekend I was looking for recipes to make and store in my freezer. As the nights are becoming darker, I find that after a hard day at work it can be tempting  not to make too much effort in the kitchen, which invariably leads to takeaways and similar dinners Mon – Fri. The other week I made the Vegetarian chilli, so if…

The Bat and Ball

The Bat and Ball is situated in Cuddesdon a short drive out from Oxford city centre. The fields and footpaths are great for ramblers and dog walkers especially in the knowledge that there is an open fire as well as good food and drink not too far away. When you arrive into the car park, you will see that…

Reggae Reggae beef rib

The Covered Market in Oxford is like a city within a city it includes clothes shops, shoe shops, a barbers, cafes, and many food stalls.  MFeller, Son & Daughter has a variety of meats on the outside of their shop. My other half picked up a pack of 4 Beef Ribs for about £7 the other weekend, the size…

Fish Souffle

This dish is ideal if you fancy something light yet slightly ‘posh’. I would describe it as being, one up from an omlette. The souffle takes about 45 mins in total,  15mins to prep then only 30mins in the oven. Although it’s a simplistic dish you need to make sure your plates are warm when served and that you and your guests will…

Vegi Lentil Chilli

I first made this chilli about 2 or 3 years ago and I must say it’s a winter staple, that can always be found in my freezer at this time of year. It should serve about 8 people. In my experience meat-eaters won’t miss the meat in this chilli and there is no Quorn to kid them either….