Lockdown Larder – Day 39 (Sunday)

Comfort Food   We had a storm blowing through, in a succession of downpours, and we didn’t see the sun all day. For whatever reason, I felt grey and gloomy to match the weather. Comfort food was required. The kind of meal that doesn’t need accompaniment, and will still be delicious for leftovers the day … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 39 (Sunday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 30 (Friday)

Slow-roast-meltingly-tender pork shoulder   Simple food. No fuss dinner. A small piece of pork shoulder from the freezer, roasted all afternoon until it fell apart with a fork. I cooked it on a wire rack, so that the fat would drain away, and liberally sprinkled it with a dried garlic and herb seasoning and a … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 30 (Friday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 28 (Wednesday)

Steak & Garlic Mushroom Pie with Tri-Colour Mash   After yesterday’s fry-fest, I wanted veggies tonight. We’re running low on fresh veg though, so I had to use what was left. I found a family-sized steak & garlic mushroom pie in the freezer, and we had that with what I proudly call tri-colour mash. Mashed … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 28 (Wednesday)

Lockdown Larder – Day 16 – Good Friday

Sublime Steak & Ale pie – with homemade flaky pastry It’s a public holiday today in New Zealand. This meant I could indulge in a lazy morning, and then tackle something complex for dinner. Ever since watching the most recent episode of Britain’s Best Home Cook, where one of the contestants made Steak & Guinness … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – Day 16 – Good Friday

Lockdown Larder – day 7

Seriously, The Best Broccoli of Your Life! It was steak pie night. A family-sized steak and gravy pie bought before lockdown, and frozen. Creamy, mashed potatoes on the side, and a chance to use up the tired head of broccoli in the fridge. I usually break it into florets and steam over the cooking potatoes, … Continue reading Lockdown Larder – day 7