All posts tagged: springtime

Field to Pot….Slow Roast Lamb

The fields around the house are bucolic at the moment, the sun is out in the English Spring, and the lambs are skipping around, racing each other and bleating madly. It’s like an episode of the Archers, but without the domestic violence. Spring lambs are a joy to behold, but, now be strong, they are only there enjoying the sun because we eat them . This 4 hour pot roast with red wine, chunky carrots, onions and courgettes, Rosemary, garlic and stock, was devine.

Springtime, Easter & Chocolate, what’s not to like?

The daffodils are out, blossom buds are appearing on the Flowering Cherry trees in the garden and Easter is coming… of my favourite holidays. Lamb will be on the menu, along with….chocolate …..of course. Apparently people have been enjoying chocolate for over 4000 years and rumour has it that the 16th Century Aztec Emperor Montezuma drank around 3 gallons a day of liquid chocolate as he believed the bitter beverage to be an aphrodisiac.. I can’t claim that these recipes will turn you on 🙈 but NG Magazines asked me to share some simple delicious chocolate recipes for Easter and here they are. Seriously Easy Chocolate Truffles This recipe makes a lot of Truffles (about 60), you can halve the ingredients if you prefer, or make loads, vary the flavourings and coatings and give as a special gift. 200g Cream Cheese, softened 350g icing sugar, sifted 500g plain chocolate (melted slowly in a heat-proof bowl over simmering hot water) 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla essence Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in …