Sweet French Crepes

Proper homemade, fresh, thin and sweet french crepes are unbeatable. So much so, I have been known to eat quite a few in a row and will happily whip some up instead of a dinner! A french crepe, to me, must be freshly made, thin and I like them sweet! My default topping is pretty…

Creamy Martini mushrooms on toast

Martini? Yup. Extra Dry (other brands also available…). Truth be told any white boozy liquid will do. I came up with this recipe because I drank all my white wine (surprised?) not much else to it. Great as a snack, light bite or starter – mushrooms on toast are a tasty quick option. Did I…

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…

Coconut & Lime Cupcakes

Last year I volunteered to bake some cupcakes as a raffle prize for a local project called The Green Space, god knows what I was thinking I’ve never baked under pressure before- just enjoyment! Non the less I was committed. It seemed sensible to stay on theme and create something green, but personally I am not…

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…

Open Sandwiches ‘Kanapka’

This is another one of those things I just grew up with and never thought twice about. The ‘kanapka’ – which roughly translates to sandwich-  seems to be very much an Eastern European thing, though they do have some history in the UK from the middle ages where slabs of bread were used as plates…

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…

Warm Polish Beetroot Salad (Sałatka z Buraków)

Warm? I hear you ask… yup! So very typically Eastern European this “salad” is usually served warm with a hot meal and I promise you its delicious – You don’t even have to like beetroot! Forget the taste of those cold pickled slices… this warm, peppery, sweet and just a tad sour salad will be…

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…