Stuffed Baby Red Peppers with Walnuts, Herbs and Spices

So these peppers are bang in season at the moment and I saw a version of this recipe in my local supermarket magazine. They looked so good I had to try them myself. I cooked them as part of a tapas selection. Gosh they were sooo good, sweet, savoury, nutty and herby. This is going…

Easy Beetroot and Potato Mash

The colour of this mash is so vibrant and gorgeous. The mash tastes really yummy too. I had mine with sausages and gravy but you can have this with anything really. It’s also a great was to get some veg into kids as it is a bit fun and quirky and the nutrients in beetroot…

Homemade Tomato Salsa

I didn’t realise how making my own salsa would taste so much better than the shop bought varieties and of course there isn’t any nasty preservatives or funky named substitutes in a homemade salsa. It is also so versatile you can add anything you want regarding the herbs and spices. This is perfect as a…

Very Simple Pea and Mint Dip

What else screams british summer apart from Pimms? Peas and mint! I made some black pudding Bon Bon’s (recipe to follow) and needed a really light dip to go with them. I didn’t have much in the kitchen but I did have peas in the freezer and mint in the garden. This was so easy…

Wild Garlic and Rocket Pesto with Cashew Nuts

Happy food dance it’s spring what does that mean WILD GARLIC at last. I always feel that winter is behind us when those gorgeous green shoots appear, the aroma is so delicious and I always make a pesto and butter. It is so easy to make you just put everything in a food processor blitz…

Roasted Beetroot and Feta Pate

So I have made whipped feta before and I know beetroot and feta are a good flavour combination so I decided to blend the two together. It is more of a pate texture and tastes delicious. I love baked beetroot it adds extra earthiness and keeps all the nutrients in. I had it on toast…

Whipped Marmite Butter

This is the best thing ever if you like marmite. I tried 5is in a restaurant and had to recreate it. Because it’s whipped it is so light and fluffy with the added bonus of marmite. Ingredients 50g lightly salted butter 2 tbsp marmite Directions Let the butter get to room temperature so it’s softened….

Smoked Garlic Olive Tapenade Recipe

I love bread and butter but I fancied something with a bit more flavour. Earlier in the year we went to Lake Garda in Italy and I bought a few vacuum packs of olives. As I had only got round to using one so far I thought it is about time to use up the…

Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Peanut Dukkah Recipe

Beetroot is amazing this time of year and you can d so many more things that just grating into a salad. You can pickle it, steam it or one of my favourites is roasting it. I bought a bunch from our local farm shop eggs to apples. I didn’t want to waste electricity so I…

Smokey Roasted Aubergine Dip Recipe

If you saw my previous post I had made the middle eastern bread. All it needed now was some dips to go with it. I love the flavour of roasted aubergine, I have tried baba ganoush before, this dip is a bit more simple in flavour but it goes so well with freshly baked light…

Freezable Wild Garlic Butter Recipe

This butter is so versatile and a great way to use wild garlic. You can use it to make chicken kiev or add a slice on top of a steak or fish to add lot’s of flavour, it would be great in mash potato too. I was worried about getting the shape right but thankfully…

Hot Roasted and Smoked Potted Salmon Recipe

So our local smokery has recently started offering potted hot roasted smoked salmon. When we had our monthly visit there they had sold out in the shop but not in the cafe, as we hadn’t had lunch we thought we would eat n the cafe so I could try it. I hate to sound big…

Amazing Egg Free Mustard Mayo Recipe

I first saw this being made on an episode of Saturday Kitchen and have wanted to try it for ages. We had a bean salad where I had used a tin of cannellini beans so I reserved the liquid so I could give this a go. I was so impressed and I think it tastes…

Simple Hummus Recipe to Complete Platter for Dinner

I love bits and pieces, platter or meze for dinner. When Paulie is in London all day he doesn’t fancy cooking so it gives us a chance to eat all of the preserved recipes I have made as well as a big bowl of hummus that I make while he is out. Paulie got the…