Ham, Cheese and Leek Scones (12)

More delicious scones from Claire Ptak’s ” The Violet Bakery Cookbook”. When I lived in London I used to love visiting her stall in Broadway Market on a Saturday morning to pick up some naughty but nice treats. You can also make the scones in advance, then freeze and bake as and when needed. The dough will keep in the freezer for up to a month.

Turkey Hash (2-4)

With Thanksgiving a couple of days ago and Christmas on the horizon I thought it would be timely to post a recipe for leftover Turkey. Its from Nigella Lawson’s ” Nigella’s Christmas”, but she credits the original version to her friend and agent Ed Victor. It goes well with a baked potato and green salad.

Orecchiette with Cauliflower and Dill (2)

I am trying hard not to add to my extensive cookery book collection until I have passed on a few. But when a new Nigel Slater book comes out I just cannot resist . Here is the first recipe I tried from his latest book ” A Cook’s Book”. And very good it is too, especially on the days when you want a quick, comforting cheesy supper. I couldn’t get any dill on this occasion, but use it if you can.