Salmon and stuffing wrapped in filo

Salmon… there is a lot of it around, especially around Christmas! If you don’t eat meat and you don’t fancy the vegetarian choice, it seems salmon is your only option, it’s everywhere and usually plain and over cooked at work lunches. This dish makes salmon interesting again! Serves 4-6 Ingredients Large handful of fresh parsley 2 sprigs…

Mushroom and Ale Pie

I made this on Christmas eve, ahead of the Christmas day lunch. You can do the first three steps up to 1 day ahead. So if you’re having friends over for new years day and you fear a mild hangover might be on the horizon, I’d suggest making this. You’ll have a minimum effort of…

The Rickety Press

Down the road from Oxford University press another great pub and lunch spot lies just off Walton street, on Cranham Street. The Rickety Press is an Arkells pub, and sister of The Rusty Bycicle,  situated just off Cowley Road on Magdalen. With Arkell’s ales on tap, plenty of local Oxford Beers, a list of tasty wines…

Bombay potato and spinach pie, the curry alternative!

My mum found this recipe and sent it my way last week. The email was named ‘something different’ which it certainly was! If you find yourself making a curry and you are catering for a vegetarian keep this dish up your sleeve, and surprise your guest with something that will make them feel just as special…

Spring Roll Fakeaway

I discovered how to make vegetable spring rolls when I attended the Orchards Cookery School in Worcestershire, and they are great! While frying anything isn’t all that healthy, don’t let that put you off making this dish. It’s certainly healthier than most takeaway versions that you’ve had, and most definately cheaper and it’s good fun to make…

scallops, spinach and mushroom sauce

Scallops half a pack per person, approximately 8. Spinach large handful per person 150g Oyster mushrooms Double cream White wine Salt and Pepper I had been to M&S to pick up an easy vegetarian or fish dinner for one, this was impossible! Nearly everything in their ‘easy meal’ wise was meaty, or most definitely for two, I…