Christmas Recipe ~ Mince Pie Pinwheels

Every Christmas I make mincemeat, lots of it, store it in jars, give some to family and friends and make lots of mince pies. I like to try different things with it and one of the best things is these puff pastry pinwheels. So easy to make and eat. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 x 375g puff…

Recipe ~ Asparagus & Parma Ham

I love this time of year when Asparagus is in season and we eat it all the time here in this brief few weeks when you can get really great asparagus in the shops. This is a simple recipe, perfect starter or lunch or just a nice snack to go with a few drinks…

Tomatoes!

I posted some pictures on instagram when I made these and they went down so well I thought I’d post it here too. It’s not a recipe as such, just a great way to use and eat tomatoes and make them even tastier. Perfect in salads, on sandwiches, with pasta, chicken and whatever else takes…

Recipe ~ Potato, Ham & Corn Chowder

Warming, comforting food perfect for this chilly windy weather. This chowder is full of flavour and like a great big hug in a bowl…I used ham in this as we had Christmas ham leftover, it would work just as well with bacon or pancetta though…

Recipe ~ Cannellini Bean Dip

For the first recipe of 2016 – Cannellini Bean Dip. This makes a great alternative to hummus and is a perfect light lunch or snack. It works well with celery sticks, carrots, peppers, pita bread, crackers…

The Best of 2015 – Gin & Griddle Recipes

The things I loved to cook, bake and serve during 2015… 1. Italian Sausage Pasta – this recipe was a hit with all of you as much as it was for us. It’s a recipe I’ve returning to many times, really easy to make and so tasty.

October & November Favourites on Gin & Griddle

2 months for the price of 1 in this blog post! November has passed in a blur of speediness and general busy-ness, as is evident on Gin & Griddle with a paltry 3 posts only this month. Sometimes life and work have to take precedence over blogging and I’m ok with that… but to the…

Recipe ~ Apple Turnovers

I love all the ingredients here, the cinnamon and apples encased in flaky buttery puff pastry. A pre made shop bought roll of puff pastry (you can make your own if you like) means this is an easy recipe (my favourite kind!). Your kitchen will smell lovely with the stewing apples and baking turnovers and…

Recipe ~ Chicken Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca is normally made with veal, this is a similar recipe using chicken instead which perhaps make it a more accessible recipe for most. Do buy good quality parma ham as it makes a difference to the overall dish. Very few ingredients and easy to make. It also goes with a wide variety of accompaniments, a crisp…

Recipe ~ Berry Loaf

Beautiful to look at and to eat! I’ve started to enjoy baking lately. It’s not something I’ve been that good at before, I prefer cooking savoury things. I find baking tedious at times, the smallest thing can make it all go wrong and the time and effort is just wasted. There’s a lot more leeway when…

September Favourites on Gin & Griddle

1st October… already! How did this happen, the Summer (what summer!) disappeared and now September too. Changing the format of this monthly post a little – used to be more about the best of what was on Gin & Griddle and making it more about my favourite things from September instead…