Easy Peasy Shepherd’s Pie


Do you like Shepherd’s Pie?

Shepherd’s Pie is an English home cooking.

Actually you can make good one at home using gravy powder!


Firstly you can make mashed potato just boiling peeled potato and mashing it adding milk, butter and a little of salt and pepper.


And you make filling.

For filling you can use minced beef (or minced lamb if you like) and some vegetable.

You can put vegetable mix or anything.

I like to put many vegetables so this time I put onion, green peas, sweet corn,  tomato and mushroom. (Basically what I found in fridge)

You can pan fry chopped onion, minced beef(or lamb), and other chopped vegetable and after fried well then add some gravy (gravy sauce or gravy powder+water).


After finish you can put filling to heat-resistant dish and on top cover with mashed potato.

You can put some pattern in mashed potato with fork.


After you put pattern, bake in 190℃~200℃ oven for around 20 minutes until surface become a little golden brown.


You can pair Shepherd’s Pie with medium to full body white or light body red.

This time I pair with Chenin Blanc from South Africa.


Enjoy cooking!  Cheers~☺

Easy Peasy Grilled Chiken (Herb&Lemon Flavour)


Another day, I received herb salt for souvenir from France.

So I wanted to make use of it and made grilled chicken for dinner.

It’s very easy just marinate the chicken and grill it in the oven!


You can use any kinds of chicken.  This time I used chicken leg.


Firstly, you can wash the chicken (just in case) and take away the water with kitchen paper.

Then seasons chicken with salt and pepper.

After seasoning with salt and pepper, put in marinade sauce made with herb salt (or herb mix), lemon juice and minced garlic.

You can marinate in a plastic bag or in a bowl for over 3 hours.

After 3 hours, you can just grill in 190~200℃ oven for about 20 minutes.

You can grill some vegetable together as well.

This time I grilled Asparagus together.


It’s very easy but taste like you eat in a restaurant.

You can pair with light white wine and enjoy it.