Tried & Tested: Jamie Oliver’s Tuna Butter Bean Salad

Regular readers of the blog, or indeed anyone who takes a glance at my ‘Tried & Tested’ section may be aware that one of my favourite chefs is Jamie Oliver. I find his recipes very accessible and they’re among the most used on my book shelf. So before Christmas I got myself an early present…

Grilled Mackerel with Butterbean Mash & Vegetables

I’ve recently purchased a grill for my worktop (similar to this Tefal one) and it is absolutely my new favourite toy. Having recently moved into a flat, and therefore not being able to have a barbecue, it has definitely been fulfilling my open grill needs.. despite the lack of flame or coals. It’s just so easy to…

Roasted Duck Leg with Carrots, Parsnips & Bean & Spinach Stew

Duck is something I had never cooked before this dish. I sort of unexpectedly ended up giving it a whirl too. For my Mum’s birthday I asked her if she could have any dinner what would it be and I would cook it for her as a birthday treat. She initially said fish (which I…