recipes

August 3, 2020

Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Salad

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.


July 28, 2020

What you do when your year turns out to be a lemon?

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 […]


July 21, 2020

British Summertime Blues

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. […]


July 13, 2020

Mexican tomato & bean soup

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.


February 20, 2009

Cheesecake

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 […]