Raspberry and coconut crumbles

My crumbles are by far the most popular thing I make but I know there are some (albeit crazy) people who aren’t big fans of chocolate and caramel and who like something a little less […]

Chewy cranberry slices

I always go a bit cranberry crazy at Christmas and there’s usually two or three cranberry desserts on our festive menu.  The one thing I will say is that they’re invariably tooth numbingly sweet (to […]

Spicy mushroom noodles

Sriracha is such a wonderful punch of flavour that it can turn the most humble of dishes into a memorable taste. Here, an ordinary dish of mushrooms and noodles gets the sriacha twist along with […]

Traditional Scottish vanilla tablet

Traditional Scottish vanilla tablet Not to be confused with fudge, but which it resembles, traditional Scottish vanilla tablet is more crumbly and sugary in texture – not as soft as fudge, not as chewy as […]

Large Yorkshire puddings

Many people have disasters with their Yorkshire puddings but this recipe generally comes up trumps for everyone who tries it. This is the one I turn to most of the time and I’ve not had a […]

Silverside beef

This is a simple and elegant way to add some sizzle to a joint of roast beef, the secret ingredient being the Worcestershire sauce which itself has a secret ingredient that nobody outside Lea & […]

Marmite roast potatoes

I’m not sure how most people make new culinary discoveries, but mine usually come when I’m in a rush; and these Marmite roast potatoes are a perfect example. I wanted to do something a little […]

Ten minute mac ‘n’ cheese

For anyone who has seen my cheat’s macaroni cheese recipe, you’ll know that this is my daughter’s favourite dish. I made the mistake of asking her what she wanted for dinner the other evening (as […]

Italian soup

This is the favourite soup in our household, especially during the winter months!  It was another of my happy accidents when I was trying to use pot barley as a replacement for mince in a […]

Pesto tagliatelle

This is one of our favourite family pasta dishes.  It’s a slight misnomer in that it doesn’t contain pesto.  In fact, it doesn’t contain a number of pesto ingredients!  But it has that same rich, […]

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