Chili Verde con Puerco (Green Chili with Pork) – Ad Libb’s Chili Con Carnival

fussyeater.netIt is the eve of Cino de Mayo, the sun is shining and I’m trying to perfect my chili verde for Ad Libb’s Chili Con Carnival!! The first chili competition of its kind in Glasgow. Needless to say, I did not win. I didn’t really think I would though there were alot more people there then I expected. I’d say there was about 30 entries…maybe? The competition was fierce! It was held in Ad Libb’s Ingram Street venue(handy for parking FYI) and the atmosphere was electric! There was mariachi music and margaritas and lots and lots of chili 🙂

Lemon & Herb Roast Chicken

IMG_20130323_095603 copyEvery good roast starts with good meat. In this case, its St Brides Free Range Chicken. Their farm is just outside Strathaven and they produce amazing quality poultry. They specialize in a slow growing breed and allow their birds to roam and forage as much as they like. All this attention and care results in an amazing tasting roast chicken, all thanks to the wonderful people at St Brides Poultry.

There are hundreds of different types of roast chicken recipes online. I would suggest a little pick n mix. Read a few recipes and pick out the elements you like. For example, I like sage, rosemary & thyme so those are the herbs I used. You could easily change that for parsley or tarragon. You don’t have to have lemon or chili, you could leave both out completely or have only lemon and chili. The choice really is yours. Whatever you feel like you want to add or take away, you can. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little!

Grilled Cheese with Jalapenos

  No prizes for guessing what we had for dinner today. Grilled Cheese! Oh how I love cheese. Its a very unhealthy obessesion that started at a very early age. Infact I used to inhale a lot more cheese than I do now. I used to eat cheese with everything when I was younger. Jam…