Lots of what passes as salad in my home is really a diabolical dishes disguised by the words ‘light lunch’ meaning we will have it when it is light outside, that’s all.
As 2020 turned out to be a proverbial lemon, I decided as the saying goes to make the most of it. Refreshing as an addition to your summer lemonade or as an ‘amuse bouche’ but I like it on its own as a light dessert after a meal, cleans and refreshes the palette. This dessert […]
Blueberry Cobler Whilst I love the theory of baking, the reality is a nightmare of equipment and mess in the sweltering heat in the kitchen rather than the garden in our hammock. 2020 really has put things in perspective, for myself at least and anything too complicated is swiftly scratched of my culinary dance card. […]
This fresh, piquant summer soup combines many of the ingredients you might find in a feisty salsa, but in this case they re all souped up. Add more chillies if you like it hot, and a handful of fresh sweetcorn kernels, sliced straight from the cob, is a good addition if you have them. A scattering of diced avocado can replace the soured cream, if you prefer.
OK, so we entertain a lot and we do not have time or inclination to get into canapés, starters, main, etc etc. Truly nobody does and although everything has its time cooking for me should not be a stress rather a pleasure and so I am always after how to get the biggest culinary bang […]
From all the delicious classic dishes in the clubs repertoire I find that the one thing that people often refer to me as their cheeky favourite is our crispy parmesan coated courgette fries. I know that in bikini season, it is a sin to meander off the salad and the juice mantra but ‘hey ho’ this year really does not count on my calorie counter. As it is basically a vegetable, it’s carb free and I am soo chalking this down as one of my five even if some crispy parmesan accidentally got stuck on it in the process.
In the meantime I have had a blissful time making their recipe suggestions, including these wonderful biscuits (Americans would say crackers) that are fantastic with cheese or all alone as a snack, they keep for days, weeks, even, I assume – though they have never lasted long enough to find out.
Gado Gado, ‘mix mix’ was voted in 2018 as one of Indonesias national dishes, many other Asian cultures offer a similar version of this dish, this is my preferred culinary mix
I scrapped the rest of the list and thought I would simply do what makes me happy, it turns out what makes me happy lives in my freezer shhhh, tell no one, home made rum & raisin ice cream therapy today, I promise to clean tomorrow, now please leave I don’t need you to see this!
When the indigenous people of central Mexico, came across the Spanish settler’s larder in the mid 16th century, their sweet baked pumpkin tortillas, found new fillings by way of cheese and sheep, lamb & cow. These became known as the quesadilla, literally translated to ‘cheese (queso) little thing’. Its versatility has ensured instant and more importantly, enduring popularity.
Many classics, such as pies, smoked meats, pickles and indeed the potted shrimp are all a product of resourcefulness and the inventiveness of people in the past to extend produce seasonality, availability with these simple preserving methods.
Mussels In A Garlic Butter Sauce My mum cooked this often and she served it with dad’s own, home baked sourdough bread. I buy a fresh loaf and I cheat by warming it up in the oven and pretending I am back on the island waiting for all to gather around for a BIG FAT […]
There is a taste of place that you cannot replace. But we try, we try! We are at home and cannot travel, but we miss, we miss! Friends and open roads and hot foreign skies, the whispering of cathedral canopies in forests, murmuring sea shores, a rough wooden tables laden with dishes and label-less bottles of wine, all empty.
Potentino Minestrone for 6-8 Please note that left over minestrone is better so add more Ingredients if you wish Cavolo Nero 200 g Pumpkin 100g Mushrooms 100g Tinned Tomato 1 can Zucchini 100g Potato 100g Dried Cannellini or Borlotti Beans 100g (Ingredients depend on season – traditionally these soups are made with […]
Thought I’d start on the recipes, and will be adding them regularly so keep checking for new additions. First, one of my favourites – nice and easy, great when you’re short of time and have guests coming over. Lime cheesecake INGREDIENTS: 200g cream cheese 200g crème fraîche 90g sugar 4 limes for juice and zest […]