Christmas Winter

Traditional Braised Red Cabbage

Braised red cabbage is an easy no-faff side dish that will elevate your Sunday roast or Christmas dinner above all others.


Forget roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, Brussels sprouts, bread sauce, and stuffing. You can even forget your grandmother’s Yorkshire puddings. Braised red cabbage is the ultimate roast dinner side dish, and it is absolutely essential at Christmas.

Recipes Vegetarian Winter

One-Pot Mushroom Stew


Food blogging goes in yearly cycles. Between the months of November and February it’s obligatory, at some point, to devise a new one-pot stew recipe and state just how much we love the autumn and/or winter. Here we are again.

Recipes Winter

Slow Cooked Brisket with Onions

Roast Brisket Recipe

Joints of meat – lamb, pork, beef or otherwise – aren’t something we indulge in too often. Usually, they’re more expensive – less frugal – than cuts like skirt, ox cheek, scrag end and offal. Brisket is a little different, however. Supporting much of the weight of its attached cow, brisket is naturally sinewy and tough, making it one of the cheaper cuts. A simple but flavoursome dish, this recipe for Slow Cooked Brisket with Onions is the perfect easy Sunday afternoon roast.

Recipes Winter

Hazelnut and Parsnip Nut Roast

Hazelnut and Parsnip Nut Roast Recipe (3)

For most, turkey has become the centrepiece of the Christmas table. Adorned with all the trimmings it can be quite a fetching bird, but it does have its drawbacks. Firstly, turkey simply isn’t quite as good as chicken; and, secondly it isn’t exactly appropriate for vegetarians. There are a number of solutions to the first problem, of course; ham, goose, duck and chicken are all adequate replacements. However, the second dilemma is a little trickier, and that’s where the humble nut roast comes in. Suitable for vegetarians and, without much difficulty, vegans this recipe for Hazelnut and Parsnip Nut Roast makes for a superb centrepiece free from the cost and potential problems associated with meat.

Baking Recipes Winter

Marzipan and Cherry Cupcakes

Marzipan and Cherry Cupcakes Recipe (3)

Almond and cherry have long been regarded as something of a match made in heaven. A triumphant flavour combination, these two ingredients work wonderfully together in all manner of foods, from tart to cake. As a result, at a time of year at which your cupboards inevitably contain both marzipan and glacé cherries, there is nothing else to do but make Marzipan and Cherry Cupcakes.