Leftover Lunches-Roasted Pork & Aubergine Noodle Salad with Ginger Dressing

pork & aubergine noodle salad

This may sound strange, but I have never had an office based job which involves having to go out and buy my own lunch. I have always worked in the food industry so my lunches have always been provided for.  There is an exception to that rule, dating back to my late teen years when […]

Spiced Honey Roast Squash,Chorizo, Prawn & Feta Salad

honey roast squash

Every now and then I get parcels of food products through the post to review. Sometimes there are enough of the  good ones to warrant me doing a monthly “Food News & Reviews” feature. I am mindful that I don’t want my blog to become known for reviews alone. Recipes are what I love to […]

A Salad of Spiced Oranges, Dates, Green Olives & Parsley

spiced oranges

I have for you here a little sunshine in a salad. Inspired by the flavours of Morocco. Chilli spiced oranges, sticky dates, salty tangy olives and refreshing flat leaved parsley with a splash of extra virgin olive oil.  Yes, it is a salad. But, it’s not supposed to be a “diet” salad. More of a […]

A quick summer salad idea

summer salad

Before I take a summer blog break I couldn’t resist sharing with you a quick summer salad idea that I put together this evening out of necessity to use up the first of the allotment grown round courgettes. I had three to use up but in the end plumped for creating a salad using the […]

Raspberry Chocolate & Almond Tartlets

raspberry

I am not the most styled of food blogs. Food styling, props, good composition, angles and lighting are all so beautiful to behold but  I just don’t have the time to devote to it. Hence my food shots are usually simple, featuring the said dish, usually on a white plate with no extras.  This time, […]

Roasted asparagus spring onion chorizo & butter bean salad with a lime chipotle dressing

Asparagus & spring onion salad

There have also been moments when I have thought about the logistics of having our allotment and how much time it takes up, can we do it, is it really worth it???? We all have that dilemma with spreading ourselves too thinly, achieving little, taking on a lot and getting frustrated on a daily basis. […]

White Bean Salad with a Spiced Lemon & Rosemary Dressing

white bean salad

I wanted to make a wintery salad that would satisfy my salad cravings but not make me feel that I was eating something that transported me to the spring or summer that we have yet to enjoy. This white bean salad with a spiced lemon and Rosemary dressing  suited me perfectly. It is a salad, […]

Potato Salad featuring Cape Gooseberries

Potato & physalis salad close up

A Mexican friend of mine told me once that she used cape gooseberries in place of tomatillos in a truly sensational dip/salsa that she makes.Cape gooseberries (Physalis) are both sweet and sharp in flavour. Apparently  they are the nearest she can get in terms of flavour to the tomatillo so readily available in Mexico. My […]

Ideas for Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon pancakes

A couple of weeks ago I was sent some MacGilvray Scottish Smoked Salmon by The Handpicked Food Store. Seeing as it is so close to Christmas, I think this is the perfect chance for me to show you some smoked salmon recipe ideas using this mighty fine smoked salmon. I know a little bit about […]

Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad with a Lemon Anchovy Dressing

Roasted cauliflower collage

This recipe for a simple seasonal salad is a complete revelation to me. I haven’t bought cauliflower for years. Mainly because I cannot abide the smell of the kitchen after it has been boiling. I am very particular about food smells . I also cannot cook quinces because I find their scent revolting and I […]