Autumn Breakfast Smoothie

autumn breakfast smoothie

Although I do love summer and always wish it lasted for longer, the fruit harvest available in the Autumn months compensates for the cooling of the weather. Pears, damsons, Autumn raspberries and figs are perfect for pies, crumbles, jams, jellies and tarts. Then we also have the classic combination of blackberry and apple. What I […]

Japanese Pancakes – Okonomiyaki

japanese pancakes

Have you ever tried Japanese pancakes? Okonomiyaki. Well I hadn’t until yesterday when I decided I must try out the pancake mix bought from this Japanese supermarket by Mr.Scott along with a few other treats recently. Okonomiyaki are savoury Japanese pancakes which are griddlled on a hot plate. Okonomiyaki translates as “anything you like, cooked”. […]

Chipotle Chilli Sauce

Chipotle chilli sauce

Recently, I have missed having some home-made chilli sauce in the fridge. It is one of those things that I have come to rely upon, or rather become addicted to. Before Mr.Scott started making it, I used Encona, the papaya flavoured one. Slightly sour, perfectly spicy and very good. Sriracha has always been a firm […]

Tomatoes with a Greek Salad Dressing

greek salad dressing

If I could, I would probably eat Greek salad every lunchtime during the week.  I love it, especially when piled into toasted pittas with some hummus on the side. During the summer months I always have a packet of Feta cheese in the fridge. I do eat so much of it. I love it’s mild, crumbly […]

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 […]