Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This makes a great centrepiece for a Sunday roast, or family supper, served with roast potatoes and steamed vegetables. Alternatively it works well with rice and a salad. 1 cauliflower 100ml olive oil Juice of ½ a lemon 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon paprika powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons dry…

Mushroom Pie

A rich and satisfying puff pastry topped pie that makes a great centrepiece for a Sunday lunch or for Christmas Day with all the trimmings This recipe will feed 5-6 people 1 tablespoon olive oil A knob of butter or dairy free margarine/spread 1 onion – finely chopped 300g mushrooms – sliced 1x400g tin of…

FoodFrom4 Cookbook

The first copies of my book are now available from Blurb. I think they look great but then I would do having spent a year on this project. I also ordered myself a couple of copies to see what they came out like. If you’d like to order one, please click the link on the…

Leek & Caerphilly Sausages

I based the idea for these on a recipe from Leiths which uses Cheddar. I think the Caerphilly gives a better flavour and texture. These are great for freezing – just lay them on a baking tray in the freezer. When frozen, transfer to a freezer bag until needed. 2 small leeks – cut in…

Quick Dash to Cornwall

We haven’t been to the cottage in Cornwall since May so thought it best to check on the state of the cottage and garden. It is amazing just how some people treat holiday cottages – things go missing, stuff gets broken, rubbish is left to rot in the bin rather than being put out and…

Food From 4 Cook Book

I put this book of some of my friends’ and family’s favourite recipes together back in 2009. It’s available to order in hardback, paperback or as an ebook via Blurb’s website. Note the links are to the UK site but you can find the book available on all Blurb’s international sites. You’ll also usually find a…

Pizza

My son came home from a school snowboarding trip to Colorado today so I thought I would make Pizza. Yeh I know, hardly original or creative but at least it’s everyone’s favourite so should go down a treat. How was I to know when he got home he would ask for something for dinner with…

Quorn can seriously damage your health

I have a problem with this myco-protein mould based foodstuff. If I eat something containing it, no matter how small, I get ill. Really quite violently ill. The last time I took a bite – one bite – from a quorn burger I was doubled up with stomach pains and vomiting for three days. I…