Category Archives: Dinner Party

Party Food Mary Berry Canapes

Easy Party Food – Mary Berry’s Canapés

In the build-up to Christmas I really enjoy watching the cookery programmes specially produced for the event in the hope that I’ll pick up some tips.  One of these for 2013 – Food & Drink Christmas Special BBC Two –

Party Food Mary Berry Canapes

Easy Party Food – Mary Berry’s Canapés

In the build-up to Christmas I really enjoy watching the cookery programmes specially produced for the event in the hope that I’ll pick up some tips.  One of these for 2013 – Food & Drink Christmas Special BBC Two –

lara beetroot chutney on cracker

How to cook Beetroot

The beetroot have been bulging through the soil lately with their leafy tops waving frantically ‘pick me’, ‘pick me’ and as there’s only so long that those red veined leaves will wave so frivolously for, their time has come. As

lara beetroot chutney on cracker

How to cook Beetroot

The beetroot have been bulging through the soil lately with their leafy tops waving frantically ‘pick me’, ‘pick me’ and as there’s only so long that those red veined leaves will wave so frivolously for, their time has come. As

Harissa Hummus on board

Harissa Hummus with Paprika Pita Chips

For many of us summertime means that after a long day’s work there are still daylight hours in which you can hopefully sit outside and enjoy lingering sunlight.  What better way to do this than with a glass of wine

Harissa Hummus on board

Harissa Hummus with Paprika Pita Chips

For many of us summertime means that after a long day’s work there are still daylight hours in which you can hopefully sit outside and enjoy lingering sunlight.  What better way to do this than with a glass of wine

Wilkies Trio Selection

Chocolate Fruit & Nut Clusters (made with Wilkie’s Organic Chocolate)

What to do with a delicious bar of chocolate?  Firstly of course you will hide it.  Actually, before that, if it’s a bar of Wilkie’s Chocolate you will take some time to marvel at the packaging and then hide it. 

Wilkies Trio Selection

Chocolate Fruit & Nut Clusters (made with Wilkie’s Organic Chocolate)

What to do with a delicious bar of chocolate?  Firstly of course you will hide it.  Actually, before that, if it’s a bar of Wilkie’s Chocolate you will take some time to marvel at the packaging and then hide it. 

Roast Aubergine Dip

Roast Aubergine Dip & Pita Chips

Roast Aubergine Dip with Paprika Pita Chips Simple, simple, simple.   Plus healthy and tasty.  This dip is made with only two ingredients and great served with any dipping chips you can get your hands on or even some good crusty

Roast Aubergine Dip

Roast Aubergine Dip & Pita Chips

Roast Aubergine Dip with Paprika Pita Chips Simple, simple, simple.   Plus healthy and tasty.  This dip is made with only two ingredients and great served with any dipping chips you can get your hands on or even some good crusty

Chicken Liver Pate, Pickled Cucumber & Spiced Cranberries

Christmas Day Nibbles – Pate with Beetroot Relish or Pickled Cucumber & Cranberry

What do you want from Christmas nibbles?  You want something easy, tasty and quick to prepare that is going to take the edge off the hunger of the gathering hordes. Even if you simply want to invite people over for

Chicken Liver Pate, Pickled Cucumber & Spiced Cranberries

Christmas Day Nibbles – Pate with Beetroot Relish or Pickled Cucumber & Cranberry

What do you want from Christmas nibbles?  You want something easy, tasty and quick to prepare that is going to take the edge off the hunger of the gathering hordes. Even if you simply want to invite people over for

Crab Cakes

Christmas Day Starters – Mini Crab Cakes and Grape & Melon with Mint

Anticipating a long sprawling day of easy entertaining we’ll begin our Christmas feasting with some nibbles and bubbles to ease us in. Nibbles will be followed (after a break) by two starters.  First up will be these delicious mini crab

Crab Cakes

Christmas Day Starters – Mini Crab Cakes and Grape & Melon with Mint

Anticipating a long sprawling day of easy entertaining we’ll begin our Christmas feasting with some nibbles and bubbles to ease us in. Nibbles will be followed (after a break) by two starters.  First up will be these delicious mini crab

Choc Coffee Baileys Pot_opt

Christmas Day Dessert – Mini Chocolate, Coffee & Baileys Pots

Dessert!! There may not be room after a Christmas Day feast and if that’s the case then these chocolate pots will sit perfectly well in the fridge for a day or two longer if needs be. I do like the

Choc Coffee Baileys Pot_opt

Christmas Day Dessert – Mini Chocolate, Coffee & Baileys Pots

Dessert!! There may not be room after a Christmas Day feast and if that’s the case then these chocolate pots will sit perfectly well in the fridge for a day or two longer if needs be. I do like the

Moroccan Chicken

So disappointed that I haven’t done this dish justice with the photos because it is amazing.  It is truly one of those roll your eyes to the back of your eye-socket dishes.  It is simple to make, sounds sophisticated and

Moroccan Chicken

So disappointed that I haven’t done this dish justice with the photos because it is amazing.  It is truly one of those roll your eyes to the back of your eye-socket dishes.  It is simple to make, sounds sophisticated and

Mini Quiche Bites

For all you fans of convenience and purchasing ingredients with one quick stop at the supermarket here are some mini quiche bites that are just perfect for a girls night in.  Yes boys, I’m being sexist and going along with

Mini Quiche Bites

For all you fans of convenience and purchasing ingredients with one quick stop at the supermarket here are some mini quiche bites that are just perfect for a girls night in.  Yes boys, I’m being sexist and going along with

Mini Cheesecake Pots

This is a dessert for the time-pressed cheesecake lover.  The kind of person who doesn’t prepare things the night before and doesn’t like to wait while things set or bake. You can take this in any direction that you like

Mini Cheesecake Pots

This is a dessert for the time-pressed cheesecake lover.  The kind of person who doesn’t prepare things the night before and doesn’t like to wait while things set or bake. You can take this in any direction that you like

Irish Angus Fillet Steak with Portobello Mushroom

Fancy cooking a magnificent Valentine’s Day feast in less than 20 minutes? All you need is some first-class Irish ingredients and off you go; Portobello mushrooms from Monaghan, succulent Irish Angus Fillet Steaks from your butcher and handmade country butter

Irish Angus Fillet Steak with Portobello Mushroom

Fancy cooking a magnificent Valentine’s Day feast in less than 20 minutes? All you need is some first-class Irish ingredients and off you go; Portobello mushrooms from Monaghan, succulent Irish Angus Fillet Steaks from your butcher and handmade country butter