Traditional Jersey Bean Crock

I’ve been battling a horrible head cold over the last two weeks, which has also gone through the whole family. Whenever I am sick, I always crave childhood comfort. This bean crock is definitely one of those must haves. My Mum is, or was, a Jersey girl (Channel Islands Jersey, not US New Jersey), and…

Smoked Shank and Pearl Barley Soup – a winter warmer

We’ve just experienced some wonderful wild and wet weather over the weekend which always makes me want to ¬†cook up a large winter warming soup. Smoked shanks provide a lovely smoky richness to this dish while the pearl barley is high in fibre and protein. Their combination creates a lovely full flavoured soup perfect for…