Month: January 2019

Slow-cooked Ox Cheek & Red Wine Casserole

Slow-cooked Ox Cheek & Red Wine Casserole

An easy winter warmer that is suited to a slow cooker; using a rather under appreciated cut of meat, the humble Ox cheek. It is well worth getting your butcher to put one aside for you.

Classic Beef Wellington

Classic Beef Wellington

The quintessential classic English dish, the Beef Wellington. It’s not an easy dish, but it is worth it, especially when served with a port gravy. 

Pozole

Pozole

Pozole is a typical Mexican soup or stew; and this is our take on the dish, which is a great way to used left over pulled pork. It’s spicy, filling and simple to make.

Basic Biltong

Basic Biltong

Biltong is the perfect healthy high-protein low fat snack, and it is surprisingly easy to make this South African staple at home. Information on our homemade Biltong dryer can be found on our blog. Link Here:

Project Biltong

Project Biltong

Project Biltong A little while ago, I stumbled on a YouTube video showing a South African ex-pat making Biltong at home using simple household items and some ingenuity. As one-half of the ‘Scoff’s Up’ team has an addiction to biltong, and spends a lot of […]

Saag Aloo

Saag Aloo

An absolutely ideal side dish for almost any curry. The Saag Aloo (Spinach and Potatoes) is a filling, spicy, spud delight!

Opihr Gin

Opihr Gin

Opihr Gin Country of Origin United Kingdom Distillary G&J Greenal Before we start, let’s address the elephant in the room; how do you pronounce the name? Well according to the official web site, it is pronounced ‘O-peer‘. So now you know! This gin takes its […]

Bakewell Gin Cherry & Almond

Bakewell Gin Cherry & Almond

Bakewell Gin Cherry & Almond Country of Origin United Kingdom Distillary Handmade Gin Company, Merseyside Yet another new gin, distilled by the Handmade Gin Company on the Wirral in Merseyside, this gin makes no bones about what flavour it is going for! This gin is […]

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry

Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry

Whitley neill handcrafted dry Country of Origin United Kingdom Distillary Langley Green, West Midlands Another relatively new gin, first introduced in 2007, it was created by Johnny Neill, a fourth-generation descendant of the Greenall Whitley distillers. This fantastic gin has a South African inspiration with […]

Tanqueray Sevilla

Tanqueray Sevilla

Flor De Sevilla Country of Origin United Kingdom Distillary Cameronbridge, Fife It is believed that Charles Tanqueray created the recipe for this gin in the 1860s after an expedition to Spain in search of unique botanicals. Despite the age of the recipe, this is a […]