Archive | February 2015

Pasta with Spicy Beef Ragu and Capers


Tagliatelle with Spiced Beef Ragu and Capers

Tagliatelle with Spiced Beef Ragu and Capers

Time to slow down and relax. Kick this off, and seeing as you’ve already opened a bottle of wine, pour yourself a glass and put your feet up while the beef stews.

In a while you’re going to have an awesome beef stew, with some chunky manly carbs stirred through. It’s Friday night. It’s Man Food night…

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Moroccan Braised Chicken


As I get older, my enthusiasm for chilli heat is beginning to reduce and I’m starting to experiment with the pleasures of food that is spiced, but not necessarily ‘hot’.  I find that I’m not going through paprika and Tabasco as quickly, but I’m making more use of ground cumin and coriander more.  I guess you could describe my tastes drifting to more North African spices.

With that in mind I can recommend trying this recipe for Moroccan Braised Chicken.  The ground coriander does the talking in the spice sense to provide some warmth to this hearty dish…

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Seafood Pasta


It’s Valentine’s day, so I offered to cook my darling wife whatever took her fancy.  She asked for this.  I can’t say I blame her, we both love seafood, and when done right, this simple recipe produces an awesome supper.  My only problem with it, is that it’s difficult to hold oneself to only one helping …
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