Main course

Marvellous (and Easy!) Mothering Sunday Menu

Mother's Day Menu

Every year I have the romantic vision of a Mother’s Day walk in the spring sunshine

 

This would be followed by a civilised lunch or afternoon tea enjoying ‘mum’ time with my own mum and my children.

The reality is always monsoon-like weather that almost blows us off a hill/into the sea/over a cliff followed by a long queue for a table in a restaurant whilst looking like drowned rats and the children cry/argue/moan because they’re freezing cold and bored.

Obviously, this year things have to be a lot different and I will have to make-do with a phone call to my mum.

With my children, we plan to cook at home together. I’ve chosen an easy and accessible menu that they can follow and that we can enjoy together stress-free. All recipes come from the Around Britain cookbook (look out for the special offer code on this!)

 

 

 

Mothering Sunday Menu

 

Parsnip & Apple Soup

Starter

This creamy soup originates from East Anglia, where root crops thrive in the fertile soil. The sweet and velvety texture of parsnip combines wonderfully with a hint of tart cooking apple.

Parsnip & Apple Soup 

 

Teviotdale Pie

Main

Teviotdale is a valley in the Scottish borders, whose principal town is Hawick. This border country has a turbulent history, and saw numerous clashes between Scots and English. This tasty pie from the region is a great recipe for making a little meat go a long way.

Teviotdale Pie

 

Knickerbocker Glory

Dessert

This ice cream extravaganza originated in New York and was named after its original Dutch settlers, the ‘Knickerbockers’. However, its popularity here in Britain is due to an Italian named Pacitto, who opened an ice cream parlour in Redcar where he introduced the Knickerbocker Glory to the British.

Knickerbocker Glory

 

 

Around Britain CookbookAll recipes come from the Around Britain cookbook (look out for the special offer code on this!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Roast Leg of Welsh Lamb

Roast Leg of Welsh Lamb

Swathes of daffodils and pops of crocus colour are already making it feel more like spring

 

But it actually begins on Friday (hurrah!)

There is sometimes debate about when spring begins, but its official start this year is 20 March.

Spring brings us a wealth of wonderful British produce, including Welsh lamb.

Sit down together and enjoy this delicious Roast Leg of Welsh Lamb from our cookbook; Around Britain.

Roast Leg of Welsh Lamb

RECIPE

 

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Feel-Good Food

Shaoxing Pulled Pork

Recipe of the Week: Shaoxing Pulled Pork


Still ensconced in the depths of winter; now’s the time for mood-enhancing activities. With the short days and the cold, it’s easy to feel a little blue.

The tonic for this? Food, fresh air, friends and family.

Prepare a delicious, slow-cooked creation to pop in the oven or the slow cooker.

Wrap up warm (wear a really cheery scarf!), invite friends and/or family to join you on a winter walk. Revel in their company, laugh out loud and enjoy any new signs of life that nature reveals on your ramble.

Then come home to the aroma of this gorgeous recipe.

Shaoxing Pulled Pork

RECIPE

 


 

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Taken from our Cook it Slowly Cookbook, which is packed full of flavoursome recipes perfect for making ahead.

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Recipe of the Week: Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington


According to legend, this iconic British dish is named, not after the Duke of Wellington’s favourite food, but actually the welly that took his name (charming!)

Apparently, this tube of filled pastry resembles a boot, hmmmmm.

Anyway, regardless of its rather dubious name, it’s a delicious dinner party staple that deserves centre-stage on any table.

Try this recipe from our fabulous Cook it Slowly cookbook, which is packed with flavoursome dishes, slowly cooked to perfection.

 

Beef Wellington 

 

RECIPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nasi Goreng – a real WOW!

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng plus a cheeky cheat ingredient that makes life easier

 

I do love a ‘cheat’ ingredient that makes life a little easier.

My favourite is frozen chopped garlic, which is a fab time saver (and I no longer find garlic bulbs sprouting green shoots at the back of my condiment drawer).

Now I’ve just discovered a new favourite. One recipe from Quick After-Work uses ready-made crispy fried onions. Who knew?

Sold in tubs, ready-made crispy fried onions give a handy savoury crunch to all sorts of dishes.

Yes, fried onions are not difficult to cook but this handy little tub means you don’t have to dirty an extra pan and suffer watering eyes chopping onions.

 

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is also new to me but WOW. It’s so delicious (yet so simple). It’s an Indonesian fried-rice dish, usually topped with a fried egg.

Rick Stein describes it as “one of the world’s great comfort foods” and he’s right, it really is.

Give it a try and see if you agree.

RECIPE

 

 

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This Nasi Goreng recipe is from our Quick After-Work cookbook

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