With Summer on the way, my thoughts moved to spending more time outside on the porch or having friends around for an afternoon barbecue.
These ocassions also need something to drink and what better than a real English Beer Shandy?
Shandy is a simple drink, a mixture of beer and what the British call Lemonade, Americans know it better as Sprite or 7UP. Mixed together you have a refreshing drink that does not make you feel heavy and hungover as drinking plain beer might and It has the benefit that You can enjoy a beer like drink while not getting drunk.
With the coming of Fall and Winter, my mind begins to turn to comfort foods. You know the kinds of food that make you warm and content. One of my favorite comfort foods is Shepherd’s Pie.
Here in the United States, all dishes that are covered with a mashed potato crust tend to be called Shepherd’s Pie, but back home in Britain Shepherd’s Pie is made with Lamb. The recipe that I show in my video is made of beef so in Britain that would be a ‘Cottage Pie.’ You can also make these types of pies with a wide variety of fillings, fish, turkey or chicken and for vegetarians meat substitutes such as soy or quorn.
‘Scotch Eggs’ are very simple to make, they are a hard-boiled egg encased in sausage meat and breadcrumbs. These make delicious snacks, a different main dish and are great for pot lucks or for a tailgating party.
Take a look at my video which takes you through the process of making ‘Scotch Eggs.’
Or take a look at this simple recipe available on the amazon Kindle:
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