Moroccan Lamb Sausage, Goats Cheese and Spinach Pizza

Moroccan Lamb Sausage, Goats Cheese and Spinach Pizza

This is currently our go-to pizza. A simple, yet effective, combination of spiced lamb, textured goats cheese and tasty spinach, finished off with shredded mozzarella. Learn how to cook this for yourself, using either an oven or a Big Green Egg.
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Cooking Pizza With a Big Green Egg

Cooking a pizza using a Big Green Egg

Scratch-made pizza was a “road to Damascus” home-cooking moment. My oven-baked pizzas were really good. Yet whilst being tasty, and much better than pre-packaged products, they lacked that authentic pizzeria quality.

I needed a pizza oven. My wife agreed. Seriously, she did …

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Shoulder with Sage and Apricot

Bacon-wrapped pork shoulder with sage and apricot

Everything tastes better with bacon, or so the saying goes. If that’s the case, then surely merging pork, bacon and sausage into one lovely package would be heavenly. Let’s find out …
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Oven-Baked Ham and Mushroom Pizza

Hot ham and mushroom  pizza garnished with freshly cut basil

I still remember the warm summer’s day when I first baked a home-made pizza. It tasted fantastic, fresh flavours and a crisp thin-crust base, served with both a glass of wine and a sweet sense of victory. And the desire to make many more. Which I did.

This post covers the basics with a ham and mushroom pizza using home-made dough. From this foundation, it’s easy to make most pizzas.
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English Breakfast Cooked Al Fresco

Cooking breakfast al fresco on the Minimax

It’s time for breakfast. It’s also sunny and warm outside. I should be tidying up after our Jamaican jerk spatchcock chicken from last night … but I’m quite peckish.

Simple solution – cook an English breakfast al fresco on our Big Green Egg.
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Jamaican Jerk Spatchcock Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Spatchcock Chicken

Spice up your chicken with a homemade Jamaican jerk marinade. Whether it’s cooked al fresco on a Big Green Egg (or similar), or inside using an oven, this will undoubtedly delight and impress your dinner guests.
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A New Look for The Cook’s Digest

The new blog look and feel

When is a blog not a blog? When it is an IT project.  I recently realised that The Cook’s Digest had become too focused on making it look good rather than fulfilling what I originally wanted to do … sharing our home cooking experience.

It also transpired that from the outset of this blog, my wife was, in fact, right …
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