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Happy Birthday Your Majesty

Queen Elizabeth II will be at Windsor Castle tomorrow as she is most weekends, but this one will be special. Her majesty celebrates her 86th birthday on Saturday and while her birthday plans may be private, one this we do…

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Fish Friday at the Palace for 100 years

Every Good Friday for the eleven years I rattled pans in the Royal Kitchens at Buckingham Palace Queen Elizabeth religiously (pun intended) had fish for lunch. not just any old fish, this was the only day of the year that…

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Ma’amite for Diamond Jubilee

Just in time for the Diamond Jubilee Marmite  have launched a special edition jar. Given that Marmite lasts (or seems to) for a hundred years this "royal memorabilia " will be around on your pantry shelf in time to finish…

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day tomorrow and the perfect excuse for cooking some good old "Corned Beef" Surprisingly, corned beef is not the Irish national dish. The connection with Saint Patrick's Day originates as part of Irish-American culture. (In Ireland, the closest…

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Irish Soda Bread

Saturday is St Patrick's Day and time for the corned beef, mashed taters and cabbage. It's comfort food at it's finest and with a name like McGrady you can be sure I will be celebrating lunch (in Ireland most families…

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Skirt Steak Tamales… by accident

I have some veal shanks in my Sous-Vide Supreme right now that should be ready in around 24 hours and I can't wait to taste. I promise to post pics. Wish I could share the taste with you (laughs) Once I…

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Foolproof Rib-Eye Steaks

Sunday always seems such a great day for pulling out the Sous-Vide Supreme. Not because it's my day off and I have more time to cook, on the contrary. sous-vide cooking actually frees up your time to do other things…

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Friday Fish !

Not sure what to cook for dinner tonight ? It's Friday and still Lent so how about some good old Salmon Fishcakes (English Style)  Here's a recipe from Buckingham Palace kitchens that will have the family Eating Royally tonight. The…

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Leaving Dinner in the Oven

We have all heard of the saying " your dinner is in the oven"  It means being as you are not home yet your food is on a plate in the oven on low waiting for your return. Never in…

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