Sausage, Bean, Pepper and Tomato Casserole Recipe

This is perfect for this cooler weather we have been having. I think the peppers and beans lighten it up a bit rather than root vegetables. I also love a one pot dinner mid-week as it makes life and washing up so much easier. You can use any flavoured sausage and the cooking chorizo really…

Za’atar Courgettes and Tomato’s Feta Salad Recipe

This salad is so summery as courgettes and tomatoes are bang in season at the moment. I really like the flavour of Za’tar it is a middle eastern blend of spices including sumac, sesame seeds, oregano, thyme, marjoram and salt. It and herbs to  adds a really nice flavour to meat and vegetables and you…

Baked Skate with Fennel and Lemon Recipe

Skate is one of my favourite fishes, it is under used and such a delicate meaty fish. I prefer the smaller wings. We had this on our 5:2 diet night. It is simple but really tasty and suprisingly filling. Fennel, lemon and fish go so well together. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 skate wings 2 fennel…

Crayfish, Avocado and Pickled Cucumber Salad Recipe

You could use prawns for this recipe but I really like crayfish. This salad was really summery and refreshing with the mint mixed with the avocado and the lightly pickled cucumbers. This was the first time I have tried prickly cucumbers and they were much firmer and less watery than the usual cucumbers. The lime…

Caramelised Fennel and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. It was my wedding anniversary so we have been away in Dorset. It was our 2nd anniversary which is cotton. Paulie got me an engraved cotton cushion with our anniversary date. I got Paulie some cotton cufflinks. We had a really nice foodie weekend we went to river…

Duck with Homemade Plum and Ginger Sauce Recipe

This was delicious and the plum sauce was so tasty. It tastes so much better than the jarred version. It reminds me of a posh sweet and sour as you get spice, heat, sweetness and sourness. The peppery and aniseedy rub made for a nice change from five spice powder. The meat was juicy and…

Panzanella Salad with Saganaki Recipe

I am loving saganaki at the moment hence it is featuring in a lot of our salads. I love the gooey texture in the middle and the crispy outside from the flour. The tomatoes available at the moment are so delicious and I am definitely making the most of the season. If you have some…

Baked Feta and Spinach Samosa (Spanakopita) Recipe

When we were in Turkey we tried these delicious spinach and feta parcel’s they also used this mixture in pancake wraps. I really wanted to have a go at recreating them. They were delicious and I prefer baking to frying. I don’t know why but the mint, cumin, spinach and feta together changes the entire…

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Base and Tomato Sauce Recipe

There is something satisfying about making your own pizza as you can add your favourite toppings and have the comfort that there are no preservatives in the pizza base. I like salami, mushrooms and artichokes on mine. The homemade tomato sauce makes such a difference there are only 4 ingredients, in a jar there are…