Introducing Meat Porter + rib eye steak with chimichurri sauce

Meat in a Box was sadly shelved indefinitely at the end of summer last year. Several things happened; 1) I quit my job and went travelling for three months 2) I came back and cut back even more on meat consumption 3) I’ve started a new job abroad that requires me to commute every week, giving me little time with my beloved kitchen. But sometimes exciting opportunities come along that I can’t say no to. Continue reading


Dinnr: a review

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

A seven minute steak sandwich

Here’s a quick and easy dinner (plus next day’s lunch) from my Dunwood Farm meat box. I used two Longhorn 28 day matured minute steaks to create a quick and easy steak sandwich. For clarity, I should mention that this sandwich will probably take you seven minutes to make, not just the one! You should also know that as the days get shorter, all my photos will be shot in unnatural light and have this garish yellow hue. Yuck! Continue reading

Gammon steak with caramelised pineapple and a fried egg

This month I’ve delved into dodgy recipes from the 70s – see the chicken supreme – and I’m going to go one deeper and dig up the gammon steak. Specifically, served with pineapple and a fried egg. It’s now a regular feature on the local pub grub menu, but I think this manifestation of gammon was once a staple of recipe books that every 1970s entertaining housewife had to own. It’s now seen as a little bit naff, like cocktail sausages on sticks. Still, there’s something to be said about sweet pineapple slices complementing what is a very salty cut, so when Roaming Roosters offered me a free home-cured gammon steak to try out I could hardly resist! Continue reading