Fresh Herb & Tapenade Flatbreads

tapenade flatbreads

This post was supposed to be all about tofu burgers. I found the recipe I wanted to make, made them, and then realised I had used the wrong type of tofu. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as firm tofu. Where do you buy it? Certainly not anywhere near me, I am […]

Green Olive & Date Breadsticks

date breadsticks

I just love sweet & salty popcorn. That’s not all. I think I generally love sweet & salty flavoured foods. Take my last post for example. A sweet & salty orange, date & green olive salad. Well that is exactly what has led me to this post.  Breadsticks that capture the sweet and salty combination […]

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 Farewell To Summer Soup

Farewell to summer soup

I have definitely written my soup double bill in the wrong order. I was hoping that this week would see the return of the sun which would make this post so much more timely than it really is. My PREVIOUS soup welcomed the beginning of Autumn, whereas this soup is supposed to say farewell to […]

Moroccan Style Spiced Chickpea & Tomato Soup

chickpea

I have managed to create two fantastic soups this week out of a need to use up some bits and pieces that have been lurking in both fridge and freezer, the first of which will feature in this post, closely followed by soup number two next week. It must be the onset of Autumn, the […]

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 […]

For the love of Chard

chard

This recipe came about from the  need to use up the biggest sack of Rainbow Chard I have ever seen. The never ending bag. No matter I how much I used , it just kept expanding and doubling up while I wasn’t looking, I’m sure of it. That’s what happens with allotments. Gluts. So, I […]

Spaghetti with Lemon Basil & Chilli

Lemon chilli basil pasta

I was thinking recently about how I have really gone off pasta since having children. As much as I applaud it in every form and celebrate the fact I could happily feed it to my children every day after school by alternating shape and sauce, I do find myself cooking something totally different for me […]

Onion Cider & Double Cheddar Soup

Onion & cider soup side shot

I always seem to have a tub of Cheddar that I have grated for the purposes of a cookery class in the fridge. Making cheese scones, breads, pizzas, wraps and biscuits means I need to have a steady supply of the stuff in my fridge and it  often sits there looking at me, urging me […]

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, […]