Lunch

Warm lentil and sausage salad

Sausages and lentils are a great combination - pair them in a salad or a casserole depending on the time of year.

Smoked Chicken and Potato Salad

A simple lunch or easy supper that is quick to make and shows off our delicious smoked chicken.

Crab & Chorizo Empanadas

Makes 20 / prep time – 20 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes.  

Crab Cakes

Makes 12 / prep time – 30 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 30 minutes.  

Devon Steak Pasty

Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...

Best Braised Lentils

Simple lentils can be made into a main by the addition of other vegetables to the soffritto base. Greens can be add...

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes - or Pomodori al riso as they’re known in Rome. Stuffed anything sounds terribly retro but what go...

Caponata Involtini (aubergine rolls)

These little blighters are a combination of Nigella's Involtini and Thomasina Miers Aubergine Caponata but who...

Panzanella -Tuscan bread and tomato salad

As my sister said to me - 'who would have thought bread and tomatoes could be so delicious'.? Actually, i...

Tabbouleh

Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...

Kedgeree

A meal for any time of the day, buttery and spicy and filled with proteins.

Curried Parsnip Soup

A sweet, spiced and tasty soup to serve for lunch or as a starter with chunky bread.

Vegetable Harira soup

Not real harira but lovely nevertheless. The mixture of veg, grains and pulses, spices/sauces and salty lemon reall...

Broth of God

Stocks and broths are wonderful creations that we all should be making more of – not just because of their organole...

Broad Bean Risotto

A wonderfully fresh dish that you can serve as a starter, or as a main with a piece of chicken or fish to accompany...

Risi e Bisi e Runner Beans

In it’s pure Venetian form, Risi e Bisi is a wet risotto of rice (obviously), smoked pancetta (usually), the best c...

Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

Squash risotto is real comfort food, can be cooked in advance and is amazingly easy. Finishing in the oven might se...

Beef, Cabbage, Apple & Horseradish Soup

a.k.a. Austerity Soup Is much a stew as a soup but, either way, it’s a robust and easy dish that doesn’t need cons...

Black Pudding & Cavalo Nero Pasta

Our black pudding is the best – not only for breakfast but for supper too.