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…

Roast Pork & Apples, Crackling & Cider Gravy

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, our little family craves hearty meaty dinners – so they’re extremely pleased that Sunday roasts are back on the menu! This giant juicy roast was just the ticket a few weekends ago; bit windy, bit rainy and bit colder than we have been used to over…

Coconut & Almond Granola

Crunchy, sweet, vaguely healthy and most importantly currant free!! This granola is easy to make, low in refined sugars and pretty versatile – lets just say this makes it to more meals than just breakfast! If there is anything you need to know about me when it comes to food is that I hate currants…

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…

Breakfast Baked Eggs

Eggs are an obvious and pretty good choice for breakfast, but once you’ve fried, poached, scrambled and boiled they can get quite boring! Ideal for a leisurely breakfast or brunch, these smokey bakes eggs will really hit the spot. Serve with your favourite toasted crusty bread dipped into a lovely runny yolk! Because you are…

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…

Katsu Curry Sauce (yup like Wagamama’s-possibly better)

Let’s face it, I don’t eat out much yet alone in chain restaurants (food snob alert!). But I’ll admit…I have been in Wagamama’s a few times in the past for one reason or another, and have to say their Katsu Chicken is a delight. Assuming that getting that unusual fusion of Indian and Japanese flavour…

Dutch Baby Pancake

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

Prosecco, Prawn & Chorizo Risotto

Having eaten a rather bland risotto in a so called Italian restaurant many years ago – i’ll add it was the first time I had tried one! –  I was so disappointed that I NEVER cooked it, chose it or recommended it. I just didn’t get it. Truth is, I still find risottos rather bland…