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…

Halloumi on Roasted Leek Couscous with a Harissa Dressing Recipe

I love experimenting with new flavours and ingredients from around the world. We had some leeks left over in the fridge so I thought they would be nice roasted and added to a salad. We didn’t have any salad leaves so I raided the cupboard and found cous cous, dried cranberries and flaked almond’s so…

Homemade Gnocchi – Pesto and Fresh Herbs Recipe – Freezable

Left over potatoes? Make gnocchi it is really simple and tastes so much better than the supermarket variety. The best thing is you can freeze them down in portions and cook them from frozen, mine made 6 boxes so that is 6 meals from one bag of spud’s!  You can have them with sauce, meat…

Weald Smokery Venison with a Home Pickled Fennel and Tomato Salad

Sometimes simple is best! If you fancy having a go at pickling vegetables at home this is bar far the best I have tried so far. The fennel releases it’s beautiful aniseed flavour and the orange zest, star anise and pickling liquid really makes it stand out, I could probably eat a of bowl of…

Homemade Lemon and Coriander Crab Cakes Recipe

I have been wanting to try and make these for ages, I keep seeing tinned crab in Waitrose and finally bought a tin and had a go. We were not disappointed, homemade crab cakes are so much lighter and flavoursome as you can add ingredients to your own taste and they were so easy to…

Feta, Avocado and Rocket Salad with Lemon Dressing Recipe

Another tasty salad for lunch today from what we had the fridge. I love the saltiness of the feta, the creaminess of the avocado and the sharp hit of the lemon they all taste good in one bite. This took me 10 minutes to make and feta keeps in the fridge for ages so this…

Bank Holiday 6 Hour Spiced Pulled Lamb Shoulder Recipe

It’s Bank Holiday Monday in the UK today and guess what, yes, it’s raining! What better way to cheer yourself up than making the most amazing and comforting food. This recipe is from the River Cottage cookbook. The book has lot’s of yummy recipes but this is our favourite. The merguez spices soak into the…