Four Hour Lamb Shoulder with many herbs

Growing on up on a New Zealand sheep farm, I have more recipes for lamb than you can shake a stick at. It is quite feasible that the only person who has eaten more lamb than me is Dad, simply because he has an extra 30 years experience.  He prefers his lamb cooked more... simply... … Continue reading Four Hour Lamb Shoulder with many herbs

Soba Noodles with tofu, kimchi and cucumber and an egg

An easy weeknight recipe when you feel like something delicious but light and don't want to work too hard (or order Vietnamese on Deliveroo... again). My favourite thing about this recipe is how you can replace the elements with whatever is in your fridge - the tofu can easily be chicken or beef, the kimchi; … Continue reading Soba Noodles with tofu, kimchi and cucumber and an egg

Three of the best cold noodle dishes

With the weather getting warmer, cold noodles act as a satisfying bridge between the more substantial meals of winter and summer salads. I admit, they are not for everyone but I have always loved them and want to encourage everyone to get on board! Right now, we are starting to crave lighter dishes, with cold … Continue reading Three of the best cold noodle dishes

Pasta with chopped ham, brocolli, nutmeg and rocket

In moments of quiet contemplation, I have a reccuring dream where I've found myself in a situation, like a TV-style challenge, and someone says 'Caroline - here's a half-empty fridge, a pan and twenty minutes. Get to work'. That challenge is lockdown and it's happening now. Where we would once go out for Chinese, we're … Continue reading Pasta with chopped ham, brocolli, nutmeg and rocket

A recipe for fresh pasta with eggs; no pasta machine required

At its essence, making fresh pasta relies on two components: the quantity and weight of the ingredients, and the other more important element, developing a feel for the dough. Understanding the latter removes any uncertainty of what to look out for as you mix, knead and roll out pasta. Here, we will be using a … Continue reading A recipe for fresh pasta with eggs; no pasta machine required