Comfort pie

This weather has turned decidedly autumnal so my thoughts turn instantly to comfort food. Shepherd’s Pie is just the trick! Hearty, filling, a family favourite, nothing better than a winter pie. No red wine in this version, but a tablespoon of gravy granules really brings it together. Ragu made ahead of time, veggies prepped and…

A go-to comfort pie

I have certainly written about this before. Chicken pot-pie was always my go-to comfort food before I had children. Now with children, we need to be a bit more deconstructed in ingredients (although this week my eldest adores mushrooms…it won’t last). And this was certainly a find in the freezer. Bits of already diced chicken,…

Hearty chicken pie

This was a take on my previous chicken pot pie OBSESSION. Oh the halcyon days before my portion control and when we had 2 dishes just for the OH and me. But now we have to share a much bigger pie dish. This version was packed with veggies at the request of our eldest, a…

Homemade comfort food…

… at its best! Pasta with 3 types of Italian meat and a cheesy white sauce, sprinkled with nutmeg & black pepper…

Mince – the versatile meal

What can one say about mince – is there nothing it can do? • Spaghetti • Lasagne • Burgers • Tacos • Chilli con Carne • Meatballs Ok, so largely an American/Italian/Mexican influence, but once cooked any remaining leftovers can be frozen and put away, with a simple key added ingredients, its versatility comes into…

A year of change

Wow, since my last post i managed to get a full-time permanent job and buy a house – so apologies galore for lack of content. I now have a kitchen i am proud of…and space!!

Wine & cheese – a culinary match made in foodie heaven

We all know (and if you don’t, then here’s your lesson), that a glass of red and a slice of cheese on a crunchy cracker is perfection. So in celebration of all things dairy and grape combined, what’s your favourite wine and with what cheese? Mine (and this is me being disciplined providing just one…

A rather romantic stroll in the market

I have an idealistic view of the culinary world that thankfully I can spend all I want (and all day in my head) where I visit romantic European outdoor markets and country stalls in my dreams. The idea of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and pastries, wandering the many stalls crammed with cheeses and colourful fresh…

What a day for pie

I do just adore comfort food and sometimes this can only be found in the simple pleasure of a freshly baked savoury pie. I have created a new board on my Pinterest called ‘Vintage Savoury Pie’ which I hope will provide you all with some inspiration for your own creature comfort pie-making and remind you…