Knowing how to make good, fresh chicken stock is such an asset. Using high quality chicken stock, preferably homemade, can really change the flavour of a dish and make it taste sooo much better.
Plus making your own stock also means you know EXACTLY what’s gone into it and it won’t be overloaded with salt like many ready-to-go stock cubes.
This is a super simple way to make your own chicken stock. I use it as a base for loads of things but I particularly like using it in my kid-friendly chicken and mushroom risotto.
I love fresh, in-season produce. Simply nothing beats cooking with ingredients that have come straight off a farm.
I was lucky enough recently to be given a bunch of fresh plums from one of my mothers group friends whose family has an orchard.
Apart from simply tasting amazing, plums are a really rich source of antioxidants. Plums are also super high in vitamin C and help the body to absorb iron, which makes them perfectly paired with beef. They are also high in vitamin A, fibre and potassium.