Habanero and Chipotle Ketchup Ingredients

Wow, time really does fly. It’s been about two months since I last added a new entry to the blog – a little longer than the “few weeks” I said I’d take.

But hopefully the next couple of recipes will make up for it. This first one is my slight adaptation of a recipe from the Pitt Cue Co. recipe book – my Habanero and Chipotle Ketchup. It uses more readily available ingredients in the UK.  It’s really part of a two step endeavour. I say endeavour rather than “recipe” as this one is pretty damn spicy. As a result, unless you’re big into spicy sauces I’d say this one is simply a base for a bigger and better recipe – Barbecue Sauce!

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Mint Sauce - Perfect with Lamb on a Lazy Sunday

It’s been a fair old while since I’ve added a new post to the blog.  This is largely due to the fact I’ve recently started a new job, which of course has taken up most of my attention over the past few weeks. 

Since I was enjoying having a lazy Sunday, I though I should probably do at least something a little productive so I made some lovely mint sauce as a nice accompaniment to the lamb we’re having!Continue reading

Apple Sauce - Pan and Bottle

So this Sunday we were having pork for dinner, cooked by my girlfriend’s mother.  I absolutely love apple sauce with pork and have done since I was a kid.  So I thought I’d have a go at making some apple sauce to accompany the pork.  It tasted pretty great and went down really well with everyone at the table!  Read on to find out more and get the recipe.Continue reading

Sweet chilli sauce in a flash

I first made this sweet chilli sauce on my ski season.  It was about an hour before service and I’d run out of the batch we’d made at the start of the season – as had the chalet next door.  There was no time to pop to the shops and nothing to borrow from next door.  The only option – come up with something else, fast.  Enter this super simple sweet chilli sauce recipe.  Tweaked since my ski season, I’ve changed this up a little bit to my taste.Continue reading

Easy peasy raspberry coulis/sauce

It’s been a while since I’ve put up a new recipe.  Since my last post, I’ve been on holiday for two weeks, spent four days in the South of France at a wedding and had a few job interviews.  It’s been a busy last few weeks!

Tomorrow evening I’m popping to town to go and visit some old Uni friends.  We’re going for a picnic which should be lovely!  As I’m currently spending most of my time at home preparing for interviews, speaking to recruiters and agonising over my latest cover letter, I thought it would be nice to take a little time out and make something for my contribution.

I’m making a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake (which was voted cheesecake of the season by some colleagues, nonetheless).  This is served with a lovely and super easy raspberry coulis.  So whilst the cheesecake isn’t really within the remit of what I intended for the blog, the raspberry coulis is – it’s kind of a sauce, after all!Continue reading

Franks Original Hot Sauce - key ingredient in Buffalo Wing Sauce

For a while now, I’ve been dying to have some chicken wings with a good buffalo wing sauce.  I’m not entirely sure why, but I’d hazard a guess that it’s pretty much down to the fact that I missed this type of food a lot when I was in France for a ski season.  A good dose of chicken with Buffalo wing sauce definitely wasn’t on the menu in a high end luxury catered chalet.  Not that I’m complaining about the amazing Duck Confit, Cheesecake or Pot Roasted Pork I cooked every week (among other things)!

I think part of it also has to do with the fact I’m currently searching for a job now I’m back in the UK.  In between phone calls, interviews, applications and so on, food is pretty often high on the agenda..!

After had a chat with a friend the other night, who is probably into this type of cuisine a lot more than me (see his Instagram here).  He recommended using Frank’s Original as the base for the sauce.  So, I looked up a few recipes to get a feel for the ingredients and whipped one together.Continue reading