If you like your parsnips crispy or soft I’ve got a tip for you. However you cook them be sure to take out the woody centre to get a perfect parsnip.
Carrots are such a versatile and brilliant vegetable. Just because we eat them regularly does not make them ordinary. At Christmas I make these glossy, sweet jewels and they look regal alongside the bird.
Every little bit of prep can make cooking on the big day a bit easier. Making your pigs ahead of time gives you a chance to infuse a bit more flavour into this family favourite side dish.
This is one of my favourite festive dishes because it tastes as good as it looks. You can’t go wrong with chucking lots of delicious bits on top of something nutritious. Excellent as a lunch or a fantastic side dish to share.
The kids and I love roasting this festive icon. Chestnuts have a great texture that works well in salads or with vegetables. It’s a lovely activity for a December Saturday afternoon.
Yorkshire Puddings are a glorious thing. Crispy and squidgy they are the perfect vessel for thick, glossy gravy. They’re not complicated, they just need a hot, hot oven… and a little secret ingredient!