Category: One-for-the-Boys

Focaccia…Your Way…….

I love making Foccacia dough.....That bit when you wiggle and stretch your fingers, ready to play Mozart's 5th symphony in A flat minor, straight into the heart of the waiting dough, epic, do it now.... Theres something therapeutic about making a really beautiful focaccia...Knocking it back, playing the piano and rustling up beautiful ingredients to adorn it with. Get involved and feel free to play around with the toppings you won't regret it...Great fun to tear this up and share with all your friends and family... Grazia Italy....

By Simon

Simon’s Lamb Doner Kebabs with Crunchy Beet & Carrot Salad…..

Inspired by our Turkish friend, Lovely Chubbly and his love of Turkish traditional doner kebabs, we decided at Heart Kitchen to create our own version. It's packed with flavour and is so very simply and fun to make. Today we finished it off in front of our open, wood burning fire! Delicious!

By Simon

Braised Beef in Barolo Wine ….. Brasato al Barolo……

Made with the famous Barolo wine of the Piemontese region, this beef dish loves a long bathe in the full bodied wine along with vegetables & herbs before being slowly cooked over a gentle flame. This gives the dish its richness and succulence, traditionally served with polenta......... It's worth the wait.....

By Simon

Roasting Sweet Chestnuts……3 Ways, maybe 4………

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos" ................

By Simon

Chowder…….Today With Flambéed River Crays….

Total comfort food for a chilly Autumnal evening..........

By Simon

Giant Tray-Baked Lamb With Sun Kissed Tomatoes & Herby Cornish Cruncher….

Got a lot of guests to feed, this is a super easy, super quick, packed to the gunnels with flavour, roasting dish. Minced lamb, onion, sun kissed tomatoes, herbs & spice a handful of oats & egg, today served with a herb baked Cornish cruncher with a ton of salad, add pickles chutney or your favourite sauce.......Roll on the next gathering......

By Simon

Pulled Gammon & Black Pudding Hash….For Andy.

For you Andy....The real deal. Gammon knuckles slowly cooked in water with a tonne of flavour, drained & roasted while you knock up a groovy hash of sweet potato, carrot, onion, herbs & black pudding. Dressed with a heap of healthy pea shoots drenched in a fresh kicking mustard mayo.... Boom.........

By Simon

Hobson & Jodie Go Pizza Crazy……….

Hobson & Jodie go pizza crazy in the Curious Kitchen.............The story goes.... We want to make fresh homemade pizza, " look we have bought a tonne of ingredients to top them and stuff them with. Cool I replied, let's get you both in the zone and make some fresh dough......What will you top and stuff your pizza dough with?......Watch out for the next session, as they make calzone stuffed crusts.........

By Simon

Grilled Sliders, Your Way……For Joe Davies

For you Joe Davies, a cheeky little number.....Sliders.....Fun, great for a feast, versatile, it's like happy food on a plate, let your culinary juices go crazy Joe, happy feasting.......

By Simon

Bay Wrapped Herby Spring Lamb …..

A snapshot of Heart Kitchen's event, Springtime in the Curious Kitchen..... We are all in, crazy food facts shared and eager to get moving, it's blue sky all the way, the sun has a gentle warmth and the birds are busy building in the surrounding hedgerows. There is something quite magical and honouring around preparing and cooking in this environment....... Wham !!!! The Dorset spring lamb is laid onto the table surrounded with our abundance for the day, this is gonna be fun, lets get cooking together with love!!!!!!

By Simon