Life in the kitchen

Happy roasting Sundays


A good Sunday roast will never go out of fashion. Don’t you wish you could roast a leg of lamb or a cut of beef the way your gran or mom did?

Hey, maybe your cooking is actually an improvement on hers, but most of us would secretly love to have our grandma’s cooking skills, wouldn’t we?

Winter’s the time for a roast, so get cooking. But why not try something new?

Blow the family away with a starter. (Very fancy.) Try our pea and mint pesto on crackers. Use the recipe posted here in November 2016.

For the roast, this time, do a slow-roasted leg of lamb. You roast the meat at a very low temperature for about 6 hours, and the result is wonderfully tender flesh that falls off the bone.

On the side? Try this delicious black rice and pomegranate salad.

Sounds odd, but tastes amazing!

Now make your own home made mint sauce.


Serves 4

Preparation time: less than 30 mins
Cooking time: couple of minutes to infuse

Winter’s the time for a roast,
so get cooking.


bunch of mint
pinch salt
4 tbsp boiling water
4 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 level tbsp caster sugar


Strip off the mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and chop finely.

Place into a jug, add the sugar and pour over the boiling water, stir and leave to cool.

Stir in the vinegar and taste.

As for the rest of the meal. If you’re doing a roast, you need to get everyone involved, with each person responsible for one dish, because many hands make light Sunday work, which makes for happy moms. After the big lunch is over, do whatever you want. We suggest Scrabble, card games, knitting blanket squares (but everyone must knit, okay? – come on guys, you can do this).  Then a good, long nap.

Happy roasting Sundays. (And PS. Whatever you do, don’t forget the peas.)


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