So Far In October: Rye Bread, Roast Beef, Ham, Shortcake and Spuds

I tried Greg’s Rufus Guide Hasselback potatoes. It’s a really easy recipe to follow, and the tip for cutting the potatoes without slicing straight through is very clever, too. Next time I make these I’ll make the slices thinner in the hope that they’ll fan out more during baking. I had some leftover shredded Emmental…

Corned Beef Boiled Dinner

I love horseradish. I like it hot to the point that a small bit on a piece of beef makes your hair follicles do pirouettes on your scalp. And it’s best served up with a boiled dinner: boiled salted beef brisket with carrots, leeks, onions and potatoes boiled in the cooking liquor. Salted beef brisket…

Armenian Main Dish

Dear John Recipes: Armenian Main Dish Dear John, Your grandmother made this meal-in-a-pot often when I was a child. I gobbled it down in much the same way that you and your brother inhaled it between gulps of milk when you were kids. It’s comfort food, it’s kids’ food, it’s clear out the fridge food,…

Frikadelle–Danish Meatballs

This is Mr Misk’s speciality. He excels at making these, and I continue to reinforce this point so that making frikadelle (frikg-ah-del-lah)remains his signature dish rather than mine. It’s not terribly time consuming or difficult but it is, or rather can be, messy. Fluids flinging across the worktop in gooey globs, puffs of flour adhering…

Bag-Eating Vodka Marinade

This is a Nigella recipe that I’ve tweaked to correspond with the ingredients that I have on hand. My herb garden is pitifully past its sell-by date, so I’m using dried herbs instead of fresh. Her recipe also suggests, and I say suggests because I think any good recipe should be adaptable and flexible … erm ……

Never Say No to Meatloaf (M&N)

Not Meatloaf the singer. He’s a bit large to smoosh between two slices of Sedrick’s sourdough bread, slathered with French mustard, and enjoyed as one of the best sandwiches ever.