Chicken Liver Paté

Chicken Liver Paté ready to serve

This chicken liver paté is a combination of a couple of recipes, including my Mom’s famous version, which we used to make in batches around Christmas and then hand out to friends as we saw them. It makes a lovely creamy and smooth consistency, which is great for spreading on anything from crackers to toast or scooping with crudités.

As an added bonus, liver is exceptionally good for you, being extremely high in protein and many important vitamins and minerals that we don’t easily get from other sources. Having said that, it can be a bit of an acquired taste and I must admit that I don’t generally like livers on their own. I love this paté though – I’m not sure if it’s the sweetness or the consistency, but it’s one of my favourite things to snack on.

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Hearty Lamb Stew Recipe

Lamb stew with mashed potato and beans

Warming stews are often just what we need in mid-winter to keep our strength up, and this one is particularly delicious and quite simple. It works well with stewing lamb, but you could use beef instead if you prefer.

Bear in mind that the secret of a good stew is a lengthy cooking time, so choose a day when you know you’ll be at home for a while and can keep an eye on it. The yummy aroma as it cooks will keep you salivating until it’s ready! Continue reading