With the second May bank holiday upon us it’s time to turn up the heat – the next couple of posts are for my Caribbean style menu. Salt fish is used widely in the West Indies, especially in fritters and with its unique flavour they make these bite size canapés a delicious pre-dinner nibble. Whilst crispy on the outside they are super light on the … Continue reading Salt Fish Fritters
Stuck for ideas on what to feed someone who follows both a vegan and a gluten free diet and want to keep it simple. Then here is your answer! A Socca also known as a Farinata , originating from Genoa, it is an unleavened pancake which is similar to a flat Yorkshire pudding, which you can easily add flavours to making it to your own … Continue reading Carrot & Cumin Socca
Spring has certainly sprung with blossoms and flowers everywhere, both youthful and beautiful with the sweetest of smells. However, there is another more pungent scent to be found at this time, especially in open woodlands. It’s wild garlic, it is savoury without being overpowering and is so enticing to pick. Small handfuls are enough to add flavour to your dishes, as well as vibrant hues … Continue reading Wild for Garlic
Need warming this bonfire night…. then make a batch of this spicy soup to sip around the fire. Made with flamed coloured vegetables, fresh ginger and chilli it will certainly turn the heat up the outside. Serves: 6 Ingredients: 15ml (1Tbsp) sunflower oil 1 medium onion 2 carrots 2 parsnips 1 sweet potato ½ a butternut squash 2 large cloves of garlic 30g fresh root … Continue reading Spicy Ginger & Root Vegetable Soup
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
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
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!
You will certainly be coming back for a second dip with these two delightful pools of savoury yumminess. Make sure you flip your dipper over to the clean side before you dive in for more. There are a million recipes for each of these already but here are my versions of ‘Hummus’ the chick pea classic and ‘Guacamole’ the cream of avocado. Both are easy … Continue reading Double Dipping…..Hummus & Guacamole