Steak Pie

800gm Stewing Steak1 litre Beef Stock (Oxo recommended)2 Onions2 tbsp Olive OilPinch of SaltGround Black Pepper1 tbsp of Corn Flour dissolved in a small amount of warm water1 egg whisked with a pinch of salt 1 large Pie Dish/Ashet Puff Pastry to Cover (make your own if you like crying a lot) Method : Preheat… Read More »

Quorn Bolognese with Spaghetti

Ingredients (serves 4) : 400 gms of Quorn Mince 1 x 400 gm tin of chopped tomatoes 150ml of Beef or alternatively use around a half a tablespoon of Marmite/Vegemite with 150ml of Hot Water as a vegetarian alternative 300ml of Red Wine 2 tbl spoon olive oil 2 Tablespoons of Tomato Purée 1 large chopped onion… Read More »

Cheeky Chilli Con Carne

Ingredients : 500 gm Lean Minced Beef or 400 gm’s of Quorn Mince 1 x 400 gm tin of chopped tomatoes 300ml of Beef Stock or 300ml of Veg Stock with a couple of teaspoons of Marmite in it. 1 heaped teaspoon of hot chilli powder 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika… Read More »


Ingredients 2 eggs salt & pepper 1 chopped tomato and 1 chopped onion (about half of the tomato and quarter of the onion) 25 – 50g of grated chedder Method Whisk the eggs. Add salt and pepper to whisked eggs. Heat a small omelette pan until very hot and add a tablespoon of sunflower oil.… Read More »

Bad Poetry

The Souls Eternal Darkness and The Deliverance From Indifference In the night I gently sneak, Upon the floor I slightly creak, With the light I jump for cover, As like the whale, I’m mostly blubber.

Burrito Spice Mix and Burrito recipe example

Spice Ingredients. 2 – 3 tbl spoons Hot Chilli Powder (depends how hot you want it) 2 is mild 3 is hot 1.5 tbl spoons Smoked/Non Smoked Paprika 2 tbl spoons Ground Cumin 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano 1 teaspoon Salt Put all ingredients in a small airtight container and shake it. about 5-6 teaspoons per… Read More »

Pudding of the Day 9th Sep 2013 – Tiramisu (iside)

3 cups of strong black coffee cooled 3 tbsp caster sugar 6 – 9 tbsp Amaretto Liqueur 2 eggs, separated to yolks and whites 250g tub of mascarpone cheese 250ml/300ml (depends what you can get) tub whipping cream (whipped) cocoa powder/grated dark chocolate to dust 2 packets of trifle sponges or a large packet of… Read More »

Granny’s Canary

Granny’s Canary (By R Notman & I Hamilton 1997) Music Lost to Time but may have been G C D and Em and possibly a trip to F and Am They shut down the mine after 400 years, The men and the bairns and sheep were in tears The bosses had taken our living away… Read More »