Chunky Cool Mango Salsa

Refreshing, cool and tasty, this chunky mango salsa is the perfect accompaniment to lots of meals, in particular spicy BBQ meats and fish. Best made in advance to allow the flavours to really mingle and develop; this is ideal to serve at a summer BBQ where you can prepare in advance but deliver an impressive…

Homemade Pesto (alla Genovese)

FOOD HISTORY ALERT!! Scroll down to skip this super interesting and not at all geeky bit…but if you’re like me and can’t resist a good background story, especially about food! then read on! Pesto, maybe not as we know it now; has origins as far back as the Roman Age.  The word Pesto originates from…

Fluffy Brioche French Toast

 You know when you just fancy something and nothing else will do? Well last night after a failed attempt at Racuchy (Polish yeast pancakes) I didn’t quite satisfy my sweet tooth. So when I woke up this morning I was not drawn to our usual hearty savoury weekend breakfast. It had to be french…

Dutch Baby Pancake

Breakfast… the most important meal of the day… and it seems the most mundane too! …

Maple Glazed Roast Ham

Ham. A staple lunch box meat, consumed often, bought in packets or if you’re feeling flush – off the deli counter and usually slapped between two sliced of bread. Nothing wrong with that of course it’s rather convenient… but have you considered how much it costs for a couple of slices? When you can buy…

Cheats Croque Monsieur

It’s cold, you’re feeling under the weather – or maybe you just fancy something calorfically tasty. This quick cheats version of the croque monsieur is bound to hit the spot. Go on have two… A traditional croque monsieur can be surprisingly laborious to make with the béchamel sauce and the nutmeg etc… this simple speedy…

The “Pizza” Omelette

Yes…you read it right! Stay with me.. its not as crazy as you think! In short this is a cross between an omelette, Spanish tortilla and a frittata. Besides being very easy, quick and cheap to make the best thing about this is you can make it with pretty much whatever you have in your…

Loaded Potato Skins

The name says it all!  Loaded with cheese these beauties taste as naughty as they look!  Not recommended for anyone watching the calories!  These are ideal as a snack or a side to BBQ or grilled meats and fish – just as easy to make in large quantities  as they are for two!  And if…