Johnny Cash's Chilli

The Columbo Bowl Chili Cook-along

On February 25, 2018 by battenburgbelle

I do love a virtual party (to be clear, I also like real parties with real people, in the same room as me), so I was very excited to join Jenny’s Columbo Chili...

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Champagne cocktail

A chicken with haggis for Burns night

On January 28, 2018 by battenburgbelle

I’ve never much cared for haggis (I blame this on the time Grandma B got a bit excited on a trip to Scotland, bought a haggis home and made us eat it even...

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apple filo tart

Impromptu Sunday dinner

On October 7, 2017 by battenburgbelle

If a five hour roast lamb can ever really be an impromptu thing. This all started because I recently took delivery of Feasts by Sabina Ghayour, the follow up to her gorgeous Persiana book. One of...

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Spicy cauliflower

Brother Hubbard

On May 20, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Once again, in defiance of the self-imposed and oft disobeyed rule, I bought a new cook book on a recent hilarious trip to Dublin with my brothers. I watched rugby, I drank Guinness,...

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lamb and vegetable tagine

A little taste of Morocco

On May 5, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Many years ago my big brother and his wife gave me a tagine, which I use far too rarely. But it’s had two outings this year already. And we’re only in May! First...

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