Category Archives: Recipes

serving platters

Gimme the Recipe 2 – My Prop Cupboard

Gimme the Recipe 2, my second cookbook is a work in progress at the moment.  The text has been written and is in the hands of the editor and while that is fine tuned it’s time to start thinking about

serving platters

Gimme the Recipe 2 – My Prop Cupboard

Gimme the Recipe 2, my second cookbook is a work in progress at the moment.  The text has been written and is in the hands of the editor and while that is fine tuned it’s time to start thinking about

Bruschetta CloserUp

Bruschetta

Bruschetta. If you are a restaurant waiter or waitress and have never visited Italy or studied Italian then repeat after me. Kettle.  Kettle.  Kettle. Now say Bruschetta. If you do know how to pronounce bruschetta then raise your hand if

Bruschetta CloserUp

Bruschetta

Bruschetta. If you are a restaurant waiter or waitress and have never visited Italy or studied Italian then repeat after me. Kettle.  Kettle.  Kettle. Now say Bruschetta. If you do know how to pronounce bruschetta then raise your hand if

Hummingbird cake in light

Hummingbird Cake & Something to sing about

Hummingbird Cake. So I recently announced the news to my family that my second Cookbook ‘Gimme the Recipe 2′ is in the works for 2016.  I’d kept it quiet for ages and was bursting to tell but creating and publishing

Hummingbird cake in light

Hummingbird Cake & Something to sing about

Hummingbird Cake. So I recently announced the news to my family that my second Cookbook ‘Gimme the Recipe 2′ is in the works for 2016.  I’d kept it quiet for ages and was bursting to tell but creating and publishing

reekeh & roast veg

Healthy Summer Eating – Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables

Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables. Healthy Summer Eating. Greenwheat Freekeh -What is it?: ‘High in protein and fibre.  Greenwheat Freekeh is a nutritious toasted grain that makes a wholesome alternative to rice & couscous.’ In the summer months you want

reekeh & roast veg

Healthy Summer Eating – Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables

Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables. Healthy Summer Eating. Greenwheat Freekeh -What is it?: ‘High in protein and fibre.  Greenwheat Freekeh is a nutritious toasted grain that makes a wholesome alternative to rice & couscous.’ In the summer months you want

Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips CloseUp

Chunky Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips. Polenta.  The notion strikes me every now and again to try something new and with polenta I had decided that it looked crumbly and could crisp up to a nice coating on some falafel bites that I was

Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips CloseUp

Chunky Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips. Polenta.  The notion strikes me every now and again to try something new and with polenta I had decided that it looked crumbly and could crisp up to a nice coating on some falafel bites that I was

Peppered Galia and Parma

Party Food – Galia & Parma Bites

Putting together canapés, bites, appetisers, finger-food, call them what you will, can be an incredibly finicky and time-consuming affair.  For something that will disappear in one mouthful is it really worth putting a lot of hard labour into this effort?

Peppered Galia and Parma

Party Food – Galia & Parma Bites

Putting together canapés, bites, appetisers, finger-food, call them what you will, can be an incredibly finicky and time-consuming affair.  For something that will disappear in one mouthful is it really worth putting a lot of hard labour into this effort?

filling of oven baked potato

The Potato Year & The Farmer’s Table

So ‘The Potato Year’ is a collection of 300 classic recipes by Lucy Madden.  Did you know that you could do so many things with the humble spud? When you pick up a book, any book it has a certain feel

filling of oven baked potato

The Potato Year & The Farmer’s Table

So ‘The Potato Year’ is a collection of 300 classic recipes by Lucy Madden.  Did you know that you could do so many things with the humble spud? When you pick up a book, any book it has a certain feel

Citrus CousCous 2

Citrus CousCous

All in the name this is a very citrusy couscous. Both lemons and oranges are used for sweet and zingy goodness. I’m good for eating vegetables but fruit not so much.  There’s an awful lot of munching and crunching in

Citrus CousCous 2

Citrus CousCous

All in the name this is a very citrusy couscous. Both lemons and oranges are used for sweet and zingy goodness. I’m good for eating vegetables but fruit not so much.  There’s an awful lot of munching and crunching in

Chorizo Pasta CloseUp

Chorizo Pasta Supper in 10 minutes

‘What’s for Dinner Mom?’ a refrain that at times has me muffling expletives under my breath. Crazy days of exams & sports & socks, of unwashed floors & grimey bathrooms, sodden towels and mounting ironing piles not to mention the

Chorizo Pasta CloseUp

Chorizo Pasta Supper in 10 minutes

‘What’s for Dinner Mom?’ a refrain that at times has me muffling expletives under my breath. Crazy days of exams & sports & socks, of unwashed floors & grimey bathrooms, sodden towels and mounting ironing piles not to mention the

Carrot and sesame seed salad

Carrot & Sesame Seed Salad

It’s almost upon us, warmer weather and the season of salads and outside eating.  When’s it going to come though?  There’s been promises for days of higher temperatures but my phone is telling me that we’re not going to rise

Carrot and sesame seed salad

Carrot & Sesame Seed Salad

It’s almost upon us, warmer weather and the season of salads and outside eating.  When’s it going to come though?  There’s been promises for days of higher temperatures but my phone is telling me that we’re not going to rise

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Why not make your next weekend special for no reason other than you deserve to have some delicious cake every now and then.  I like to sneak some chopped raspberries into the cake mixture for extra moistness and

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Why not make your next weekend special for no reason other than you deserve to have some delicious cake every now and then.  I like to sneak some chopped raspberries into the cake mixture for extra moistness and

Roast cauliflower and shallot feature

Roast Cauliflower & Shallots

Vegetables can be a pain in the ass to prepare and sometimes you’re just not in form for all that chop, chop, chopping & pernickity peeling.  This delicious dish would be great as a vegetarian main bulked up with some

Roast cauliflower and shallot feature

Roast Cauliflower & Shallots

Vegetables can be a pain in the ass to prepare and sometimes you’re just not in form for all that chop, chop, chopping & pernickity peeling.  This delicious dish would be great as a vegetarian main bulked up with some