shepherd’s pie

Like most of you, we’re confined to the house right now, and comfort food is absolutely necessary. So yesterday, we had shepherd’s pie. The filling was 400g frozen lamb (from Iceland) 1 mug of red lentils 1 chopped onion a few rather wizened mushrooms a tin of baked beans some Henderson’s relish (use Lea and…

some meatballs

Buried in the back of the freezer, I found 2lbs of sausagemeat, clearly left over from the festering season, and never used. I’m diabetic, and shouldn’t really eat sausage rolls, so I poddled up to the butcher and bought 300g of lean minced beef, and on Sunday we had a meatball cook-in. Italian: Pete manfully…

a load of mince

We are having the kitchen refitted ┬áin the next few weeks. I cannot tell you how much I’m looking forward to the process, not least because I’m not. I want it to be done, obviously, but oh my … blocking up doors and knocking out walls and moving the gas points, etc. Still, it will…

a pound of mince? Meatballs!

As mentioned, we had a pound of mince to use up, as it wouldn’t fit into the new freezer regime. I minced some garlic and a shallot, and chopped some fenugreek leaves small, while Pete ground spices (black cumin, lots of coriander seeds, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon, allspice, black pepper), and made that lot into meatballs…

spag bol

Pretty much everyone (apart from vegetarians, I guess) loves spag bol, and most people have their own tried and tested recipes. We had a load of mince in the freezer, and a slow cooker needing to be experimented with, so what could be better? …