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Jim’s Easy Minced Beef Curry

I’ve been buying minced beef each week recently and refusing to make a bolognese or meatballs, chilli, etc… I  had never done a lot of cooking with mince so I had no idea how versatile it is. I had a look around at a few curry recipes but none of them matched the contents of … Continue reading

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

The vast majority of people I know who like Chinese food have sampled many different versions of this classic soup recipe. I searched high and low to find one that sits in between a lot of people’s ideas and contains ingredients that aren’t too difficult to track down. The one I settled on in the … Continue reading

Chicken ‘Tatsuta Age’ Style

A couple of weeks ago I got a great gift. Wife had gone out and purchased for me the Hashi cookbook. It’s got to be the best Japanese cookbook out there. The book starts with a lovely foreword from the author, Reiko Hashimoto (@hashicooking), goes on to discuss some of the more interesting points surrounding … Continue reading

Jim’s Super Simple Spaghetti Bolognese

I think this is one of those recipes that everyone should have some version of in their repertoire. You can have some very involved recipes which take a long time and use some ingredients you probably wouldn’t have lying around. At the other extreme you’ve got your jars of sauce. I haven’t got one to hand … Continue reading

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