Cottage Pie (Shepherd’s Pie) with Celeriac, Sweet Potato Mash

If there is any meal that can bring Timothy up the stairs from the playroom for dinner then this is it. Aside from boxed macaroni and cheese, this is his favourite meal. While Simon and I love to put HP Sauce on it, Timothy loves anything he can put ketchup on. This is another recipe that uses a large quantity of ground beef, which is why I call it Cottage Pie rather than Shepherd’s Pie – shepherds heard sheep, not cows. In North America it would be very rare to be served Shepherd’s Pie and not have it be made […]

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

This recipe is a favourite from my childhood. It was a pretty popular hors d’oeuvres in the ’80s and my mom would make them often. She would make some extra for my sister and me. For a picky eater, it was odd that I loved these so much. I think my mom would make them in the oven when we had guests but she would also make them in the microwave. We had a big Panasonic microwave that came with a cookbook. On the cover of the cookbook were an assortment of all the wonderful food you could cook in the […]