Cottage Pie Leftovers Recipe

Yesterday I made a braised beef with seasonal veg dish and using the leftovers I’ve now made a cottage pie.

Braised Beef With Seasonal Veg

For the first in the recipe series I’ve gone back to a family favourite. Mam used to make this braised beef dish in a heavy casserole dish with a lid. The homely flavours come thanks to the veg that all comes from a local farm. It doesn’t get more Irish than this.

Pasta Meatball Bake – Recipe And Video

When it’s Winter I crave warming dishes for dinner. You know the ones that give you a hug from the inside out, and that are just rib-sticking good. It’s Summer however, not that we’d know it. Today has been about 14 degrees on average which is pretty dire for the end of July, we’ve also …

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Garlic Scapes – What Are They? – Where To Find Them? – What To Do With Them?

Garlic scapes are elusive, very seasonal, and you’ve probably never heard of them. If you have heard of garlic scapes it’s because you either grow your own garlic, or you’ve seen a small rash of related recipes/posts on social media in the past few weeks. This is not the next “cro-nut”, not a food-fad at …

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Meatballs In Onion Gravy

I often wonder what people consider to be a frugal recipe. Watching the new series of “Save With Jamie” last night where he talked about his recipes costing about STG£1.75 per portion being frugal I realised it’s easy to forget that frugal to him is excessive to me!  If you’re interested in what I think …

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Beef Salad

Slow cooking cheaper cuts of meat isn’t always the best option if you’re on a budget. While the meat is cheaper to buy, I can’t neglect the fact that energy costs money. This beef salad requires very little cooking and uses a cut of stewing beef.

Chickpea Stew

You’ll remember earlier this week I made a recipe with a half a pound of minced beef? As the weather turned from crisp and clear to rain, rain and well a little more rain, I was in need of something nourishing to go with the batch of focaccia I’d made.  I decided to batchcook so …

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One Pound Of Minced Meat

I have one pound of minced meat and it has to do us for two meals. There is loads of meat in this amount for 2 meals for 4 people (2 adults, 2 children). When meat is sold in a pound weight (454g) I know many families decide to lash it all into one meal …

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

There are a number of films and cartoons that have been made in the past decade that deal with the theme of food. I suppose it’s only natural that they have become firm favourites in our house. “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs”, or simple “Meatballs” in our house, is a feature length animation that …

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