ok.. So all those salads? Five? Well that for sure is my five a day? Well how did we eat them? First take hanger steak and marinate it in chimichurri.. Then make up some breads.. Easy dough .. Just… Read More ›
Month: June 2015
Salad adventures – part five- Egyptian style salad
this is some salad journey huh? Ok.. We are nearing the end.. Yet lets go again.. Climb aboard this salad train.. We are off to eygypt .. Well my Egypt .. Is this Egyptian? Yes.. I have decided.. And it’s… Read More ›
Salad tales.. Part four , Arabic potatoes and French beans
by now you may be thinking what the heck? What the hell is Mr Fitz up to with all these salads? Well it’s a great way of getting me to eat more non animal things.. So let us continue in… Read More ›
Salad stories .. Part three.. Kinda Turkish cabbage salad
the story continues.. It’s salad time.. Let’s travel to Turkey.. Well kinda.. I have based this on food journeys I have made.. Is it truly Turkish? Well I say it is.. Kinda! Chopped white cabbage.. Boiled in a little veg… Read More ›
Salad days.. Part two morrocan carrots..
Again on this salad trip.. And it’s a flavourful taste-full adventure for sure! Again taking inspiration from my blogger buddy Le petit paniere.. http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/01/22/zrodiya-bel-kemoun-and-khobz-tajine/ Carrots.. Chopped and boiled.. In a pan add olive oil.. Harissa and cumin.. Warm that up….. Read More ›
Salads.. Part one! Algerian
I am not really a salad guy.. Well I have to admit that I do indeed like the cafe de Paris salad in Monte Carlo.. Ahem😏 Apart from that it’s a bit tough to get me to eat it.. Yet… Read More ›
Sunday post 10k race lunch For Mrs Fitz
i am immensely proud of Mrs Fitz.. she did a ten K race for life.. In memory of her Dad.. Isn’t that great? So it is deserving of a post race ( in the rain by the way!).. With beef… Read More ›
yeah you read that right.. Homemade butter !!! I tasted these wonderful sweet potatoe rolls in john Lewis .. Not in the cafe . In the demonstration area.. I love those things! ( missed the Magimix one ) ( don’t… Read More ›
Sausage rolls from scratcho
i don’t make my own pastry that often .. Yet inspired by my blogger pal Melissa at glen house this had to have a turn out.. Decided after looking at various suggestions from the Google gods on going it alone.. … Read More ›
Making Sausages from scratch
regular readers should know by now that making sausages has a firm place in my world.. It is great to make your own.. So so so simples.. And incredibly cost effective .. These have great free range pork.. And. Excellent… Read More ›
Beef top ribs and clotted cream twice baked potatoes
mmmmm… Just reading that title makes me drool a little.. Starting with these great top ribs that I got run through a band saw for me.. Dusting with Cajun spices.. They are sitting in a rack above some water… Read More ›
Iyers cafe helped make these parathas..
My parathas have been coming out a little hard.. So thanks to the power of Twitter I got ahold of the fantastic chef at iyers cafe in cork City , Ireland .. Remember we went there? https://cookingwithmrfitz.com/2014/12/06/iyers-vegetarianvegan-cafe-cork-eire-review-kinda/ And he advised… Read More ›
Chicken tandoori stylee
i gotta say.. Chicken tandoori or tikka style is my favourite way of eating chicken.. I love the taste .. Simply delightful.. A wonderful invention and thanks to the wonderful ready mixed spice you can get that are excellent it… Read More ›
Redbourn corned beef saffron pasties
what is it? Pasties? Pastys? Pasty? Pastie? I dunno .. Anyhoo, this is how they came to life.. First a dough made from good ol’ unsaturated fat.. Lard.. With plain flour , salt, baking powder.. Oh .. And the… Read More ›
Elderflower champers part two!
So with the elderflower bubbles getting its groove on.. Like BIG time.. https://cookingwithmrfitz.com/2015/06/17/elderflower-champagne-part-one/ That’s a reminder in case you forgot.. 👍 So it’s been sat there .. A few hairy moments when the gas has inflated the bottles a leetle… Read More ›
Sunday Sausage making time …
having time on my hands while Mrs Fitz was walking that country 10k with the hounds.. And seeing as it was too early for a few pints .. (Even though it was Sunday..😉 Making sausages seems like just the time… Read More ›
Sunday roast beef
We haven’t had a ‘proper’ Sunday roast lunch for ages.. So it was high time we did.. Mrs Fitz went awalking with her pal and the hounds.. Over 10k country walk! That gave me plenty of time to get a… Read More ›
Lamb shank surprise! and freaked up bread..
the good thing about the way we cook is that often it provides meals way past the event.. This one is a great freezer find.. https://cookingwithmrfitz.com/2015/05/12/mrs-fitz-harrissa-lamb-shanks/ Jolly well done Mrs Fitz! Defrosted and into a pan with a little extra… Read More ›
Fish, chips & podded peas
as you probably have realised by reading my posts.. Fish doesn’t really feature.. I struggle with it. There is one way of getting me to eat it though. Fried of course! (Even then it’s not really happening..).. When I was… Read More ›
Pulled pork tacos..
Good thing about making a bunch of pulled pork is that you end up boxing some up.. https://cookingwithmrfitz.com/2015/04/17/pulled-pork-with-peppers-onions-chimchurri/ So outta the freezer and defrosted.. Chef ping dealt with the hotting up of that.. And in the meantime .. Chopped peppers,… Read More ›
Sausage making -Cumberland seasoned
need to think about some stuff .. So sausage making is the way forward .. Some bake bread.. Some meditate .. I make sausages.. Very nice ones too! https://cookingwithmrfitz.com/?s=Sausages&x=0&y=0 These made with a nice piece of Berkshire free range pork….. Read More ›
Tempting tempura Vegan/veggie recipe
tempura is one of those lovely delights.. Need to be eaten real quick , hot and fresh straight outta the oil. ( well not quite yet you get the point right?)..😉 Now tempuaring (yes that is a real word!).. Is pretty… Read More ›
Elderflower champagne part one
ok.. So it’s time to make the elderflower champagne again.. With the hedges in the process of being cut its a race against the machines! Picking the eldeflowers.. Chopping lemons.. Adding the lemon into the water.. With two… Read More ›
Cooking with leftovers
chicken tikka .. That lovely one from the other day.. Half a pink onion left in the fridge.. Fried off with ginger and garlic.. Added the chopped chicken.. Adding butter .. And the bit of canned Karson saag….. Read More ›
Leetle T-bone lamb choppies BBQ’ued
Having got the Middle Eastern butcher to run these through the bandsaw to get them as thin as possible..taking off the tail yet leaving a perfect little T.. I hit them up with the linghams sauce.. Garlic, chilli, ginger… Read More ›
Chicken leg tikka ? That’s a wrap!
seeing how that last lot of chicken tikka was so delicious it needed another outing.. This time a slight twist on the seasonings.. First the leg meat.. Bones and googly bits cut out, ( good to have hounds at this… Read More ›
Sesame lamb ribs
Ribs.. It’s a weird one really.. I think you can’t get more ‘meaty’ than ribs.. Not in the quantity of actual meat yet more like the gnarly bone sucking thing that goes on.. I like em .. Mrs Fitz doesn’t…. Read More ›
Eggy bread and rough cut bacon
eggy bread.. Yeah!👍 French toast? Nah.. Tell it like it is.. Eggy bread. And it’s good.. Good eggs..(just one here).. Whooped and a couple of just turning pieces of French bread.. The bacon is a stick of home cured… Read More ›
Elderflower cordial easy peacey..
It’s elderflower time.. And that’s a wonderful thing in my book.. My neighbour complains that the elders are a pest.. Nah.. They are a rare treasure.. Coveted .. The champagne is happening over the weekend.. Hope it’s better than last… Read More ›
Cauliflower pakoras – lovely!
a quick and easy snackerooni .. Half a cauliflower left in the fridge.. Amazing how long they last in the fridge.. Chopped .. Batter left over from those delicious jersey royal maharajah balls.. A little green chilli added.. … Read More ›
Chicken tikka boti karson saag
WHAT? Well let’s go through it.. ! I am lucky to live nearby quite a diverse community, this means that there are worlds of flavours and things out there that normally you could only read about in books. .. (Or… Read More ›
jersey royal maharaja Potato balls (must be a better name!)..
Really not sure what to call these.. Let’s go through the process and see if a better name comes up ok? Started by using up the last of the jersey royals.. With some chopped pink onion, Mint , coriander… Read More ›
Pulled pork bun and ‘real’ chips/fries
With all that delicious pork currently residing in the big white box.. It would be terrible not to keep at it! First the chips/fries though.. I have a deep problem with not having real chips.. C’mon! Chips need to be… Read More ›
So soft and Simple flatbreads..
these really are the simplest breads.. I apologise in advance for the amount of pics to follow.. Yet it’s worth it.. First in the processor (or by hand).. Add the same weight of natural yoghurt to plain/ap flour.. A pinch… Read More ›
Aloo parathas , stuffed breads
as a child I often ate these. We used to have them for a late breakfast.. Brunch I suppose! My grandfather made excellent ones.. And mama made good ones too.. So it must be true therefore that I too canals… Read More ›
Toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds with organic Japanese tamari and Turkish urfa pepper
Long title? Quick cooking.. its not all about the meats you know.. Not always.. Hehehe.. Ho hum.. This is a great snack that stops me reaching for sugar fixes .. Sometimes.. It’s super scrumptious and very easy.. Simply dry fry… Read More ›
It’s a steak out!
We are on steak-out.. (cooking steak outside!).. Oh! I getcha! The spellings gave it away huh? Ahh well ! Take a wee looksie at these!! Now this a cut that I have had my young butcher Rib working on… Read More ›
Ribs! Glorious ribs!
love em or hate em.. Ribs is just one of those things that makes me smile.. I like em.. Don’t eat them enough really.. Bad ribs are really bad.. Good ribs are excellent! These ribs are loin ribs.. And will… Read More ›
This deserves its own place on cookingwithmrfitz.com A cauliflower.. Floretted.. ( is that a word ? Yeah it is .. I say so.. ).. Some asofetida added.. With some Urfa pepper.. Then into the tempura batter mixed up with… Read More ›
As promised here is the post on those delicious morrocan carrots.. These are wonderful carrots .. Scottish.. Delicious.. Simply chopped and boiled with sugar and salt.. ( more caster sugar than salt).. About ten minutes is perfect.. Then adding harrisa… Read More ›
Middle Eastern inspired lamb
With a shoulder of lamb that needed cooking we turned to flavours of the East.. Thinking sweetness and sourness with some heat and lip smackingness.. Pomegranate sauce over the slashed shoulder.. Urfar pepper, coriander and herbamare salt.. Mrs middletons… Read More ›