Pork and Squash Stew

Pork and Squash Stew

As part of Squash Appreciation Week, I had to include at least one stew. Squash and sage are beautiful together, and pork and apple are made for each other. Put all four in one dish and you have something mind blowingly delicious. This stew is rich and savoury from the stock and the pork, yet…

Chorizo and Bean Casserole

Chorizo and Bean Casserole

What happened to Spring? It was there for a little while – I am sure of it. This morning started off with a rain storm, for goodness sake. In some ways, I was grateful for the temperature dip, because I had been dreaming about this chorizo and bean casserole all week, and casserole is always…

Aubergine Parmigiano

As we move ever closer to the summer, my eating habits tend to change. I start to move more towards lighter, fresher dishes than the heavy comforting stodge of winter food. It also makes a nice change to have a completely vegetarian dish. Aubergines are a vegetable I don’t use often enough, so I decided…

Beef Casserole

Although today has been a much brighter day than of late, my mind is still on winter comfort food. On Sundays, I am often out on for a couple of hours in the middle of the day, so something that I can throw in a pot and leave to cook slowly by itself is ideal….

French Onion Chicken

French Onion Chicken Casserole

I got a new toy today – a Pyrex Enamel Coated Casserole dish. Now, I realise that casseroles are probably more than a winter dish but despite this being spring, the weather has been decidedly wintery lately, so I had the perfect excuse to try it out. The following dish is basically a French Onion…

Chicken Stew and Dumplings

Chicken Stew and Herby Dumplings

So you are all enjoying the snow, right? When you have finished building snowmen, there is nothing better to warm the belly than a big plateful of stew. OK, so I haven’t been making snowmen this weekend, but the one I made last week is still standing 🙂 Before you dive into the recipe, I…