Black Eyed Peas and Ham

Black Eyed Beans and Ham

Black eyed peas or black eyed beans?  I think English call them beans and the Americans call them peas, but either way I’ve had a bag of dried peas sitting in my cupboard for months, and this week I decided it was time I did something with them!  I’m currently … Continue Reading

Porcini and Chestnut Soup

If you are anything like me you buy chestnuts every year, and then come January realise you still have half a bag (or all of them sometimes) and have no idea what to do with them.  This recipe is perfect for using them up, I always have some dried porcini … Continue Reading

Chicken, Chickpea and Chorizo Stew

This is a recipe that I cook in  my slow cooker time and time again, its pretty cheap as I use chicken thighs, its great if you are entertaining in the week as it just cooks itself when you are out.  It makes great leftovers, either for the freezer or … Continue Reading