Asparagus is in glorious abundance in May, so I was asked to create three asparagus recipes for Farmison the other week. Their asparagus is from the Wye Valley – thick stemmed, crunchy and 100% British.
I had a bunch of leftover basil and a couple of passion fruits and I didn’t know what to do with them, so I thought about creating an infused panna cotta – which is essentially a blank canvas of a dessert (sorry panna cotta – you are literally ‘vanilla’). The result? It was super easy to create (and eat), and a fun exercise for for flavour/sauce pairings. How about cardamom and vanilla? Chocolate and chilli? Raspberry and salted caramel? Earl grey and lemon? Continue reading →
A few months ago the very lovely people at Dinnr got in touch and asked if I would like to review their service. What is Dinnr? Good question. Promising to bring cooking back into the lives of busy people, it’s a takeout service offering fresh and organic meals couriered straight to your door. The twist is – you cook it yourself. There are quite a few similar services out there – like HelloFresh and Gousto – so I set out to see if Dinnr really cut the proverbial mustard. Continue reading →
I’m super pleased to offer Meat in a Box readers 50% off their first Farmison order. Simply use the code ‘MEATINABOX’ at check out on a minimum spend on £40 (discount will be capped at £75). The promotional code is for new customers only and expires 16 June.* Continue reading →
The final of my Thai themed recipes that I wrote about for Farmison in April is an Isarn (Northeastern Thailand) pork speciality. We had this dish twice while travelling and I’d never tasted quite like it – a compellingly juicy, smoky grilled pork neck fillet, much like char siu, but served with a spicy and tangy dipping sauce called jaew. I couldn’t find any neck fillet so replaced it with slow roasted ribs for this version.