Forget the turkey. That’s old news… A Christmas ham? That’s been done. This year I’m going new and different, seasonal and local. This is the kind of rustic, hearty meal that a pioneer family would have sizzling in the hearth on a cold winter’s night. (more…)
Roasting is my favourite way to show some ‘lovin to my favourite root vegetable, Beetroot. A quick glazing with sugar and orange juice wakes up the beet’s natural sweetness, and ensures a jewel-like lacquered finish. Leave them to roast a little longer than you would other root veg and you’ll be rewarded with a sticky, sweet candy crunch on the outside, and a soft smokey center. Thinly sliced onions macerated in cider vinegar balance out all the caramel ecstasy and remind you that it`s still a savoury dish.