For me Autumn is the start of the soup season and from now until Spring I will be getting the ladle out every lunch time to enjoy this ‘souper’ way to eat vegetables. A favourite of mine is Minestrone, which is a perfect way to use any leftover fresh pasta – see my last blog. The addition of pancetta is optional, personally I prefer just … Continue reading Minestone Soup
Those of you who have already read my ‘About Me’ page will know how much I love Basil, if he was ever naughty he was indeed called ‘Pest-o’! Basil is without doubt the undisputed king of herbs, big in leaf and big in flavour. Pesto makes full use of basil by giving it and it’s dishes the full-blooded royal treatment it deserves. Always perfect with … Continue reading Hey Pesto…….!
Why not enjoy the last remaining days of sunshine this September by making these delicious Courgette Fritters? They are perfect for using up a glut of this gorgeous vegetable. The recipe is easy to multiply; even so I suggest using a box grater instead of a food processor otherwise the mixture will become too watery. Also make and fry immediately, as the mixture will become too … Continue reading Courgette Fritters
So delicious and so very French – make this dreamy, creamy pudding your own by adding the soft fruit of your choice and a little liqueur to give it that extra ‘je ne sais quoi’. Serve warm and enjoy, Bon Appétit! Ingredients A little soft butter and caster sugar to grease and prepare the dish 400g soft fruit – feature picture pitted cherries 30ml (2 … Continue reading Fruity Clafoutis
Maybe you are having a romantic lunch for two this bank holiday or perhaps you want to feed a few more with an end of summer barbecue. Either way, this refreshing salad is easy to multiply, just line up the plates and get a tasty production line going. If you’re feeling flushed, then go for fresh tuna grilled or barbecued otherwise tinned or from a … Continue reading Salad Niçoise pour deux or perhaps four or more….
Pissaladière: I am always giddy with excitement when I make this French onion classic. It’s a cross between a tart and a pizza, and absolutely perfect as a starter or a light lunch. An easy canapé too – just cut it into small squares and serve. Voilà! Ingredients: Dough: 250g strong plain flour 2.5ml (½ tsp) salt 2.5ml (½ tsp) sugar 10ml (2 … Continue reading Pissaladière …. how I love to say the name of this!