Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Sausage, Apple and Prunes, and Wrapped in Bacon

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Sausage, Apple and Prunes, and Wrapped in Bacon And that is why this recipe, which isn’t a recipe, works so well. Crispy bacon up hugging the softness of sausage and sautéed apples – there’s a balance of textures. Salty bacon, sweet apple – opposites attract. This is Mary Berry’s recipe — from…

How to Cook Bacon Without Making a Mess

I love streaky bacon. I don’t particularly love cleaning up the mess on the cooker afterwards though. But there is an easy, mess-free way to do this. Pop your streaky bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet, and you’ll find that this same bacon hardly shoots a drop of fat anywhere. Yes, it will sizzle and…

What To Do With Leftover Ham

This week we enjoyed a lovely smoked ham that carried us through 3 meals. And then there’s this small knob of ham leftover sitting sadly in the fridge, staring back and begging for attention. I made Deviled Ham for sandwiches. Threw the chopped knob of ham into a food processor with half an onion (also…

Sausages with Lentils and Savoy Cabbage

Sausages with Lentils and Savoy Cabbage This recipe called for chicken legs. I didn’t have any. But I did have a big package of organic Sussex sausages from the Farmers’ Market. And I was supposed to rustle up a tablespoon of chicken fat. I didn’t have any. So I chopped up some frozen bacon, let…

Pork Tenderloin with Chive Flower Mash

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH CHIVE FLOWER MASH There’s no recipe for this, and in truth it takes no skill. All you need is a pot of chives in bloom, a whole pork tenderloin with the silver sinew removed, plump dried plums, and a very sharp knife. First, check if your dried plums (prunes) are soft, juicy…

How-To Stuff Pork Tenderloin with Prunes and Walnuts

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Walnuts and Prunes This isn’t so much a recipe as inspiration. Sort of like if I can do this, trust me, so can you … if you want. This always looks impressive when sliced. Mr Misk always says, “Wow!” And it’s dead easy to do. Method: Slice the tenderloin open, (it’s…

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…