Venison and ale pie, so rich!

This is a recipe we keep going back to from Jamie Oliver, link here as usual.  It’s always delivered on flavour.  This time we made it with puff pastry instead of shortcrust.  We also got some home grown veggies on the plate too and being lazy, had oven chips…. Shh! We also had some fun…

Spiced pheasant burger, Carolina reaper sauce

These burgers are a staple in our household, we make a big batch of burgers up at a time and freeze them ready in bags of two.  We’ve posted about them before on this post but if you’d prefer to go straight to the recipe on TheGameChef’s site you can use the link here. We were…

Garlic, lemon and cayenne chilli basa fillet.

We recently shared with your the garlic and lemon prawn recipe (link here if you missed it!) and hubby asked if it would work with fillets of fish, instead of just prawns…. Result!  Worthy question and fabulous result!  We added a beautiful golden cayenne sliced to the mix too for a little change.  Wonderful, quick…

Raspberry & Carolina Reaper chilli coulis

Can’t beat a bit of food and recipe experimentation, as you’ll know if you read this blog regularly, it’s something both hubby and I get passionate about! We’ve been blessed this year with lots of raspberries!  The canes we started off last year in the back garden have done very well and we gained about…

Tikka pheasant breast! Wow!

This was an experimental meal for us tonight.  We’ve made this tikka dish before with chicken, but are trying to make some room in the freezer so using up some of the game still in there. We served this with a quick cucumber “pickle” salad which we added green pepper too as well as it…

Pigeon breast, black pudding & bacon

This is one of our favourite “game” meals, it’s quick to prep and always delivers on flavour.  This time though we changed the cooking method for the black pudding and we also used a home steeped balsamic vinegar that knocked this meal out of the ball park! So, yes, this will make a few pans…

Blackberry pie, Croatian style

Called “pita od kupina” according to the recipe, it’s simple and delicious!  My results were slightly off as I didn’t have time to make the proper pastry and tried to use sweet shortcrust instead, but it was still super tasty!  This recipe was again part of the Mediterranean food challenge we’re involved in, thoroughly enjoyed…

Chilli jam

The time of year for preserving as much as you can is in full swing for most of us gardeners!  This is a first time make for us as it’s the first year we’ve seriously grown chillies of any quantity. This was made with locally sourced crab apples and our own chillies (habanezos), based on…

Prawn, garlic & lemon pasta, divine!

Such a simple and effective dish with just 8 ingredients… we kid you not! Spaghetti/linguine cooked until aldente, cooked in a separate pan. Spinach leaves left to wilt on the pasta while you finish your prawns off! Butter and oil in a pan – this prevents the prawns or garlic from getting fried. Garlic, the…

Mexican inspired spiced chilli coffee paste

Had a bit of a look about for am inspiring recipe today as we have so many ripe chillies to use at the moment and eating them on and in meals isn’t getting through them all quick enough! This recipe caught my eye as we love chilli and coffee together, so thanks to “Food at…