Sausage and saffron pasta (#77)

I cannot recommend this recipe enough as a fantastic little number to have in your repertoire. Incredibly simple. Despite the 40 minute simmer, it’s surprisingly quick. A particular joy is that the flavours are strong despite the relatively small list of ingredients and the lack of any technical skill. The saffron and a good choice…

Chicken fricassée (#76)

I’ve wandered back briefly to French cuisine for you today. Oddly, I wouldn’t quite say I’ve made a fricassée before, although as it is defined as meat cooked in a white sauce I’ve definitely made food along the lines of a fricassée countless times. Fun fact, this was a favourite dish of Abraham Lincoln. Obviously,…

Amaretto semifreddo (#75)

Oh. My. Gosh. Just wow. I have been intending on making a semifreddo for years. Literally years. Now I finally got round to it I’m kicking myself for not having done something so simple, so straightforward, and so beautifully delicious, much sooner. For this one you’ll need some dariole moulds. I was a bit like…

Coriander chicken with wild rice (#73)

I’ve been a tad busy. And being a tad busy means I have been cooking, getting in the kitchen, trying out new things… but woefully bad at writing them up and sharing them with you all and for that I am sorry. So, to make up for it I am sharing a recipe that I’ve…

Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake (#69)

I am aware that the desserts do get the hearts aflutter on this blog. They do get so many more likes. I often find this a shame, as the main courses could probably be well described as the raison d’être for the blog. I will gladly, happily, gleefully, make an exception for this recipe however. I…

Pancetta and pea orzo (#67)

Truth be told I’ve been making this one for ages. The post has sat in my drafts for ages and Lord knows why I’ve neglected to publish it. Potentially because at one point I made it with such regularity. This was my first foray into cooking with orzo and I will never look back. My…

Quick lamb ragu with linguine (#65)

It was only a matter of time before I returned to something incredibly familiar. And what could be more familiar than a ragu? As much as I love experimenting with food every so often you just want something you know you’ll like. The original recipe is for two, so below is a write up of…

African drumsticks (#63)

This one is a little bit left field. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve cooked any food unambiguously from the African continent, and definitely not any sub-Saharan cuisine.  But what else is this blog for? What really won me over is the ability to make far ahead of time. A week ahead even! Simply combine…

Indian-spiced chicken & potato traybake (#60)

The smell that comes from the oven after only 10 minutes of cooking this traybake is to die for. I know, I know. I promised to stop cooking solely from At My Table but it was just so hard not to. I’m on annual leave until the end of the month, but this week I don’t…

Maple roasted plums with sweet cinnamon yoghurt (#59)

One thing I will say is please check your store cupboard before going to buy ingredients. I now have two nearly-full bottles of maple syrup. Nevertheless, despite my entirely unnecessary £4.30 purchase, I give this dish a big thumbs up. As this is my third At My Table recipe in a row, I promise I will…

White chocolate cheesecake (#58)

It’s time to say hello to a cheesecake that is guaranteed to win over any white chocolate skeptic. Although I do wonder. Who are these people?! I do quite understand that it’s more of an acquired taste, with most people in love with the soft but sweet flavours from milk chocolate. But the sheer luxury…

Meatballs and orzo (#57)

I’d had my eyeballs focused on these meatballs for months. Nigella’s At My Table really is a wonderful book that I love exploring. The picture in the book just grabbed me. To some extent, it’s a classic tomato, pasta and mince dish which is why it feels so incredibly familiar. The colour is so inviting. But…