Crispy Kale Chips

I’m not even sure you could call this a recipe, but if you’re ever stuck with what to do with leftover kale, this is what I always do with mine from the Fresh Fruit and Veg shop. Just throw it in the oven for 5 minutes and devour a bowl of salty, crispy goodness. It’s…

Homemade Chicken Stock and Gravy

There is NOTHING that makes Christmas dinner better than covering the whole lot in a rich gravy, is there?! For this one, you make a simple stock (ideally in a slow cooker so you can just forget about it), and then on Christmas day, a few simple steps turn it into a yummy gravy. If…

Homemade Pork, Sage and Chestnut Stuffing

I’ll be honest, most years, I tend to just buy stuffing, but this year, with some beautiful sausages from Donald Butchers at my disposal, I figured I’d give it a go myself, and what a difference it made. I have to be honest, I don’t think making your own is essential, and if you don’t…

Honey Mustard Hasselback Parsnips

I LOVE parsnips. They go so well with a roast dinner but weirdly, my mum NEVER makes them for Christmas dinner. Whenever I’ve questioned her, she just says something about oven space and having enough food already without adding another vegetable. I say, there’s always room for parsnips! These ones are hasselbacked, which basically just…