Home Cook: A hale and hearty cottage pie

At the end of a cold day, it's hard to find a more comforting supper than cottage pie; vegetables and meat in a rich gravy topped with buttery mashed potato.

24th February, 2013
Traditional cottage pie: a family favourite for generations.

Lately, I've been planning my grocery shopping around the meals that I'm making for the week. All too often, I'll return home from the shop or market triumphant with a ton of seasonal kale or muddy carrots that take a week to get through.

So now, if I do buy a whole bunch of carrots, they won't be wasted in the kitchen, but feature in two or three of my weekly meals.

It's resulting in...

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