Homemade Damson Liqueur

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by

A hot and rainy summer has resulted in branches weighed down with a profusion of ripe purple fruit. So get picking, as you’re just in time for making this rich, syrupy liquir, perfect for decanting into pretty decorative bottles for unique, personal gifts. You Will Need: A clean, sterilised glass demijohn or kilner jar, with a tight

Recipe – May 2016

Thursday, 28 April 2016 by

Marvellous Minestrone Minestrone is a wonderfully versatile dish that works with whatever seasonal vegetables you happen to have to hand and can be made in advance, left and heated up quickly for those on the go…..Simple, versatile and possibly the best soup in the world! Serves about 4 Ingredients 1 litre fresh vegetable or good

Recipe – March 2016

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 by

Lamb Pie Days are getting longer, smiles are getting bigger and Spring is in the air at last – a wonderful time for some tasty seasonal produce. Look forward to creamy new potatoes, crisp green cabbage & tender new-season lamb. And do look out for this season’s amazing Blood Oranges! These are the juiciest and

Recipe – February 2016

Monday, 01 February 2016 by

Roasted Chicken Orzo I don’t know about you but when I’ve had a delicious Roast Chicken on a Sunday and there’s still some bits clinging to the carcass, I’m always on the lookout for great ideas for what to do with the leftover chicken , but there’s only so much chicken soup a family can

Recipe – December 2015

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 by

Goats Cheese & Cranberry Parcels Pre heat the oven to 200C. Cut each piece of filo into quarters, cut the cheeses in half. Lay one of the filo quarters on a work surface & brush with olive oil. Lay a second piece of filo on top, at an angle, brush with olive oil and repeat

Recipe – November 2015

Sunday, 01 November 2015 by

Honey Baked Ham & Winter Apple Chutney Hopefully we’ve already got you drooling – this season’s recipe is perfect for a small family, or large festive get-togethers. For the ham, the choice of unsmoked or smoked is yours. Pick a size of gammon that you need, I choose a larger piece so I can graze

Recipe – October 2015

Thursday, 01 October 2015 by

Lemon Drizzle Cake This cake really captures the feeling of Summer with a bright zesty lemoness cutting into an oozy sweet syrup that soaks this featherlight sponge, delicately speckled with tiny little poppyseeds. You just want to wrap it in greaseproof paper for an impromptu picnic by a river with lashings of lemonade. This recipe

Feeling hungry?

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 by

After scrumping for apples today I tested & created my two Secret Recipe Chutneys, perfect for the Christmas table and for all cheese lovers – Fig, Orange & Saffron chutney and Spiced Apple,Tomato & Saffron chutney. Mark and Rachel at the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, I hope you’re in tomorrow for first tasters.

Festive Knees Up!!

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 by

Just Cook & Joseph Barnes Wines join forces for a total blow out on November 20th! An evening not to be missed. For all Vegetarians who wondering if there is an alternative. 1st course sub – Wild Mushroom Pate with extras. 2nd course sub – Parmesan, Gruyere & roast Aubergine Croquettes with celeriac remoulade, red

New Courses

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 by

Just Cook is officially back from a fabulous Summer of fun, sun, food and inspiration. I have missed you all but I have been busy creating and planning some really exciting classes, events and, dare I say festive (too soon?), treats to indulge in! As well as cooking classes, I will be celebrating fabulous local

Breakfast Club Pop-Up

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 by

Thursday June 4th, 10:00 – 12:30 Whether it’s a school drop-off, a much-needed caffeine hit, friends rendezvous or Business Brunch, why not chill out with a delicious breakfast cooked to order including fresh coffee, selection of teas and OJ and morning papers? Opening it’s doors in the first week of every month, Just Cook will