As you might have noticed, I love outdoor cooking and like trying out new ways of cooking outside. Last weekend, the weather was nice and clear and I was able to get out my brand spanking new Petromax Dutch Oven ft3 and test it out. I’ve always wanted to have a go with one and was totally stoked to have finally got one.   From my reading, it had appeared that the joy of Dutch Oven cooking is…

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    So I think I’ve found one of my favourite kitchen gadgets EVER! It is the handheld Spiraliser by Oxo. Seriously, it’s amazing!! I’ve seen a variety of recipes in the past that use one and I finally decided to get one and try it out – I am absolutely thrilled I did. I can’t stop raving about it – it is so simple to use and there are loads of different recipes to try out.   For my…

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  It’s been a while since I last used my Outdoor Kitchen Kotlich set (read about it here) and I’ve been looking forward to cooking with it again. To make it worse, reading recipes in my Kotlich cook book, on Trish’s blog and on sites like Campfire Magazine have really been getting my appetite going! After much deliberation about what to try next, I decided that I would cook up some mussels using the Kotlich. I thought this was a…

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  Last weekend I had a few friends round and we had a bit of a Kotlich party! I imagine you’re now wondering what a Kotlich actually is… Let me explain, basically a Kotlich is an eastern European cooking pot, which is hung from a tripod over an open fire (I’ve also seen people refer to them as Bograc, I think this is the Hungarian word for them). After getting a full Kotlich set from Outdoor Kitchen, I decided the…

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  Cold winter’s nights are the time for snuggling inside with some hot, homemade, delicious comfort food. When it comes to this genre of food, apple crumble reigns supreme. I also call this particular recipe Crumble Apple as the emphasis is definitely on the crumble (that is the best bit) and not as much the apple. I started off with a fairly standard Apple Crumble recipe, greedily doubled the amount of crumble and then made a couple other modifications. With…

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  I love Mackerel, it’s one of my biggest pleasures in life. A lonely mackerel made me fall in love with fishing and I’ve spent many a happy summer eve proudly cooking my mackerel catch of the day. Mackerel is a hugely delicious and versatile fish, making it great to experiment with when cooking. Fishcakes are one of my favourite ways to cook it and I’ve tried lots of different recipes; this is the best one I’ve found, albeit with…

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  I love cooking, but some days you just need some easy, cheap and delicious nosh, so I’m going to do some recipes which are just that. They’re stuff that you can grab, chuck together and enjoy. Nothing posh, nothing fancy, just pure deliciousness. Here is my first one, it’s a Chorizo & Tuna Pizza. Ingredients: A plain cheese and tomato frozen pizza – £1 Tuna chunks in olive oil 85p Chorizo slices £1.44 Method Put half a can of…

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  This is a cake that will bring a tear to the eye of any patriotic Cornish gentleman or lady. What’s more, it’s massive, delicious and easy to make. It’s basically one of those little crispy cakes you see at village fetes, but with the slight tweak of going supersize and using two types of crispyness to create the beautiful image of the Saint Piran’s Flag. Now strap yourself in, here we go: So basically for this recipe you are…

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Jamie’s Ministry of Food A fantastic book for anyone like me who is a bit of a rookie chef, containing brilliantly simple and tasty recipes. The book takes you through everything in basic steps and includes lots of photos so you can keep checking your delicious food is looking as it should. Nathan Outlaw’s British Seafood Great book for any seafood enthusiastic. Beautifully presented and a great coffee table book as well as containing cover to cover scrumptiousness. The book…

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