rhubarb ginger sponge pudding

We were invited to Sunday lunch with some friends at the weekend, as Piers had a new toy to play with, and he wished to mandolin¬†lots of potatoes to make a dauphinoise. It would have been churlish not to pop over and help them out with the consumption of same. So we did. As an…

lime, ginger and coconut cake

We went to Staithes (on the North Yorkshire coast) on Saturday, and had a cup of tea and a slice of this delicious cake (or one very like it). It was so delicious that I came home determined to try and make one, and after a bit of googling and adjustment, here’s what I came…

beef in ginger and orange

How to turn 500g of stewing beef into six portions?¬†Add 100g of bacon bits, a stack of butter (lima) beans, and a load of veg, thus. I used shallots in this – if you’re going to do this, they are much easier to peel if you soak them in boiling water for 10 minutes, and…