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Fabulous French Onion Tart
Not to be confused with Quiche Lorraine, French Onion tart really is what it says. Onions. With a bit of cream, che...
Tuscan Roast Duck for Easter
Take the plunge and look beyond leg of lamb this Easter. Instead, how about opting for roast duck? It's rich, ...
Austrian Apple & Horseradish Sauce
Traditionally served with tafelspitz (an Austrian 'boiled' beef dish) this apple and horseradish sauce ad...
Pesto alla Poly Tunnel
Like many, I think I might have overdone it a bit on the tomato planting in the poly tunnel yet again this year, so...
Green Eggs Over Lentils
The best things are often afterthoughts and this was just that. I was tweaking Nigel Slater's 'hangover...
Rare Roast Beef and Lentil Salad
Rare roast beef and lentils are a great basis for any salad but what really gives this it's oomph is the addit...
Kimchi noodle soup
Kimchi is good in simple ramen style noodle soup. You can make it as simple – or as complicated as you like. Soft b...
Kimchi and prawn fritters
As usual, I’m way behind the times but I’ve finally seen the light and kimchi has become part of my kitchen toolbox...
Lebanese Pita Pizza
There is such a thing as a Lebanese pizza, known as manoush, and loosely speaking this just about falls within the ...
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.
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 - 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...
Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...
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...