Category Archives: Damn Good Recipes

Soul Cakes For Trick Or Treaters

“Soul! Soul! for an apple or two! If you have no apples, pears will do. If you have no pears, money will do. If you have no money, God bless you!” This and other variations of the souling song was … Continue reading

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Folky Pickled Beans

One of the best things about folk clubs is you never quite know what you might pick up during a rousing chorus of John Barley Corn or a top tapping session of Winster Gallop. Granted it might be ‘flu or … Continue reading

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Beetroot & Horseraddish Chutney

I discovered beetroot and horseraddish chutney last year when I stumbled upon a fantastic farm shop just outside Axminster.  I was actually doing a River Cottage, ‘pig in a day’ course, but that’s another story! The farm shop was in … Continue reading

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A Plate Of British Stew …

Wouldn’t do us any harm!  According to the  song, Nelson’s Blood, it’s Irish stew, but I can’t have that since I’m a breeder of British White cattle.  In my emphatically biased opinion, there is no better beef on the planet … Continue reading

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How To Make Scotch Eggs The Quick And Easy Way!

I’ve no idea why scotch eggs are so called, presumably they originate north of the border, but their origins have no bearing on their taste and usefulness as a super protein packed meal. When my not inconsiderable sized family was … Continue reading

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Egg, Beetroot And Anchovy Open Sandwich

This is so easy to make you really don’t need a video from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall to show you how it’s done, but as Hugh is one of my favourite cookery broadcasters I’ve included it anyway! By the way, not … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken And Egg Pie

This is a great recipe for using up left over chicken or turkey.   It also works really well with ham.  It really doesn’t matter too much about quantities as you can always add other ingredients to make up.  I often … Continue reading

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Kathy’s Pickled Beetroot Eggs

I must confess it had never occurred to me to pickle eggs with beetroot,  but having got over the somewhat startling appearance I have to admit they add a certain something to a salad even if it is only a … Continue reading

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Posh Pancakes, How To Make ‘Em, How To Toss ‘Em!

I know pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, but in my opinion they make a fantastic desert whatever the season.  You can do all sorts of things with them as long as you can get them off the ceiling … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Leek Souffle

One of the best things about writing a recipe book is once people start reading it, they are eager to share their own favourites.   This one came from my friend Hannah who sings in our local community choir. She also … Continue reading

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