Category Archives: Jamie Oliver

A slothful chicken pie

I really questioned whether or not to post this. I first cooked it back in October as part of my review of Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals and then didn’t have time to write it up. I had all but resolved that the moment had passed. But then walking home from the office today, as my face started tingling from the cold and my fingers were freezing through my gloves, I knew exactly what the perfect antidote would be and I decided that you all need this recipe for the quickest and easiest chicken and mushroom pie in the world.

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Filed under Baking, Chicken, Jamie Oliver, Main courses, Mushrooms, Pastry, Recipes, Thyme, Weekday dinners

Jamie’s spinach and feta filo pie

You know sometimes you look at something in a cook book which looks delicious but you know that if you recreated it at home it would look nothing like the pretty picture in the book? Well when I saw the spinach and feta filo pie in Jamie Oliver’s new book I thought exactly that. But lo and behold, I cooked it and it looked exactly like the carefully styled picture in the book. And it tasted damned good too.

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Filed under Book Reviews, Cheese, Cookery Books, Eggs, Jamie Oliver, Main courses, Nuts, Pastry, Recipes, Spinach, Weekday dinners

F&G does “Jamie Does…” lamb fricassee

I don’t know about you but most of the post that comes through my door is best ignored. Sven is constantly berating me for picking up the post and then leaving it unopened on the dining room table. I just can’t be bothered. A bunch of bills and junk? Not interested thanks (I’m a spoilt brat, aren’t I?). But every now and again, something thuds on to our door mat that does get my attention… like, for example, Jamie Oliver’s forthcoming book: Jamie Does… which dropped through my letterbox last week.

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Filed under Book Reviews, Dill, Eggs, Jamie Oliver, Lamb, Lemon, Main courses, Recipes, Weekday dinners

Mushroom risotto (using my homemade stock)


You may remember that I recently made my own chicken stock for the first time. Ever since then the resulting stock has been sitting in my freezer waiting to be utilized. I, the other hand, have been thinking carefully about what I could make; something that would really showcase my first homemade stock. Finally last night I made the absolute perfect dish with it: mushroom risotto.  

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Filed under Cheese, Jamie Oliver, Lemon, Main courses, Mushrooms, Recipes, Rice, Thyme, Weekday dinners

Four cheese and proscuitto bread

There are few things in life more satisfying than baking your own bread. The process of making the dough is full of violent kneading and pounding, allowing one a thinly veiled cover for expelling the weeks frustrations on a Saturday morning (because when else do you have time to bake bread?). Whilst the bread is baking the oven, the smell eminating is so delicious that the entire neighboured salivates at the prospect and admires your domesticity. Then finally, once the bread is completed you really feel very proud of yourself and utterly convinced of your own self-sufficiency. You are a domestic goddess. You have baked your own bread! What can be more wonderful. 

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Filed under Baking, Bread, Cheese, Jamie Oliver, Prosciutto