Black Pepper Watermelon and Lentil Salad with Grilled Manouri Cheese

This salad screams summer. Watermelon is delicious at the moment and it takes on black pepper perfectly. It’s a kind of sweet and sour salad with the balsamic vinegar, sweet melon and Creamy cheese. I started off safe with Greek cheese by sticking to the popular cheeses such as feta and halloumi. It’s amazing how…

Florentine Style Baked Cod

This is quite an old school recipe but I had it in Egypt of all places and I forgot how nice it was. I used cod in my recipe but any meaty fish will be fine. I put a spin on it by using parsley sauce, I made a batch as I had a bag…

Ploughman’s Salad with Croutons and a Piccalilli Dressing

Being british I love a good ploughman’s with a dollop of piccalilli or pickle. To cut down the calories I thought I would try it as a salad oh my word it is delicious I love the added crunch from the lettuce and cucumbers and the sweetness from the peas. The cheese added a welcome…

Baked Sweet Potato with Avocado Smash and Cheese Topping

I love a jacket potato for lunch sometimes and my favourite is sweet potato. I saw a variation of this in a Waitrose magazine but dot all the ingredients for a fraction of the price from Lidl. In my opinion Lidl’s cheeses and charcuterie are the best and over half the price. They tend to…

Foraged Wild Garlic, Chicken, Chorizo and Cheese Croquettes

As we are still in lockdown I went a bit mad foraging for wild garlic. So far I have made wild garlic salt, oil and pickled buds (recipes to come). We managed to have a roast chicken on Sunday and I picked off the leftover meat. With the carcass I made a beautiful chicken stock…

Open Rueben Sandwich and Pickles

If I buy a sandwich from the supermarket I always go for the pastrami deli, smoked salmon and cream cheese or egg mayo. My butcher made his own salt beef ready for boiling at Christmas time. We had it at crimbo but as it was a big bit I put half of the cooked meat…

Foraged Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones

I love the wild garlic season, this year I have made pesto and butter for the freezer as well as dumplings in a beef stew. I was a little nervous about trying to make scones as the last time I had a go they didn’t rise at all and were as hard as rocks. Actually…

Homemade Tomato Sauce and Cheese Nachos

As the summer was late and hot this year I still have some tomatoes left. They aren’t as sweet as they are in the height of summer so cooking them is a good idea. I had some tortilla wraps left over from my work lunches so decided to have a go at my my own…

Luxurious Brixham Crab and Truffle Mac and Cheese

so on our trip to my hometown Torquay we stopped off at Brixham to go to the fishmongers. Brixham fish is famous particularly the plaice and crab. The day we went it was freezing cold and windy as we made our way along the harbour to the fish market, I was so happy to see…

Saganaki and Tomato Salad with Pickled Courgette’s and Oregano

I came across saganaki when buying halloumi in the supermarket. I bought a pack and looked up how to cook it, I was not disappointed. If I had to describe it I would say it is a cross between mozzarella and halloumi. Whereas halloumi goes slightly soft in the center saganaki actually goes gooey and…