My Salad Days are Here and Now…

“To remember a successful salad is generally to remember a successful dinner; at all events, the perfect dinner includes the perfect salad.” ~ George Ellwanger I have never enjoyed making salads as much as I do now; it’s because I get to eat the bowl, I guess 😋 Today it’s Chicken and Grilled Nectarine Salad; sweet, […]

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Sticky Spatchcock with Carrots and Cashews…

“Chinese food is no longer just a restaurant or takeaway treat – as more people are cooking it at home.” ~ Michelle Warwicker As you know, I do like to be a little creative with my home cooking, so I hope you enjoy this Sticky Spatchcock Chicken with a Chinese twist. Great ingredients for a sweet, […]

Lamb Cutlets with Tomato and Olives…

“Always remember; if you’re alone in the kitchen, and you drop the lamb, you can always pick it up. Who’s going to know?  ~ Julia Childs Julia Child is still so cherished today. Love this quote and I didn’t drop the lamb 😂 Score and season the rack of lamb.  The windowsill herb garden will […]

Luscious Lime and Ginger Cheesecake…

“Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake.” ~ Hedy Lamarr This lime and ginger cheesecake is super-light and no-bake. This recipe makes 2 individual tarts. Lime, stem ginger and a touch of dark chocolate…yum 😋 My Ginger Nut Biscuits make for a perfect base. Ingredients: 100g ginger nut […]

Last Night’s Beef and Potato Curry…

“Leftovers make you feel good twice.” ~ George Carlin This is a quick and easy curry to make, using leftovers from the Sunday Roast. I froze the leftovers…too good to waste! Sauté the onion, garlic-ginger paste and cook down the tomatoes. In with the chilli powder and turmeric. Ingredients: 4 slices of leftover roast beef […]

Strawberry Lime Jam Time…

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, than the strawberry, but doubtless God never did.” ~ William Allen Butler I love strawberries 🍓 and they are now in season in the UK. These complimentary-coloured fruits will deliver the zing in this fruity jam. Ingredients: 400g strawberries 2  limes, juice & zest 200g jam sugar […]

Plate up a Trout Salad…

“Every salad you serve, is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modelled, a drama you have created.” ~ Carol Truax What makes a good salad? For me, it’s all about key ingredients,  the colour contrast, seasoning and dressing the plate. Just a few ingredients to start with… Oil the foil, then season the […]