Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

      If you’re anything like me, then Cauliflower is a bit of a non-event. Too often, it’s mushy and over cooked and the smell of it boiling away in the kitchen doesn’t do its reputation any favours!   Let me introduce you then to my Lemon and Cauliflower Bake.  This is a lovely […] Read more »

Honey and Mustard Dressing

Honey and Mustard Dressing

So here’s another staple recipe to add to your repertoire! It’s based on the classic French vinaigrette, which I learnt to make in France over 25 years ago, so this version has been in our family for quite a while! I love it drizzled over salad leaves, but it also goes fantastically well with strong […] Read more »

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

      This lovely salad can easily be adapted to make stunning vegetarian and meaty starters. It’s a lot simpler to prepare than many similar recipes, which require you to chargrill each piece of courgette individually! I rarely have the time for such fiddly recipes but I do love the flavours here, so here […] Read more »

Party Bites

Party Bites!

These are my favourite combinations of party sandwiches. You can either put them on chunks of baguette that have been sliced in half, as below. Or if you prefer something a little more delicate and hors d’oeuvre-like, you can cut very slim rings of the baguette, lightly toast them and then top them with the […] Read more »

Sparkling Summer Cooler

      This week’s recipe was created for all your parties to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I believe that it will become a firm favourite for summer events and barbecues for a long time! It’s easy to put together and I have created the cooler in such a way that you can […] Read more »

Nutmeg Potato Bake

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      This is a fantastic side dish to serve with both meat and vegetarian mains. It’s an easy, prepare ahead version of more fiddly potato dishes such as Potatoes Dauphinoise. However, it lacks none of the creaminess of the traditional recipes. I’ve put that it serves 4, but you could easily stretch it […] Read more »

Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne

      This lasagne has been part of our family’s food history for about the past 15 years and we’re still not tired of it! It’s one of my favourite easy dishes to make because all the preparation is done the night before. You can then come home the next day and all you […] Read more »

Sharing Platters

Sharing Meat Platter

This is more of an assembly than a recipe but it never fails to wow when I’m entertaining. I either do the full version as the centrepiece in a buffet for parties when we’re entertaining a lot of people or a scaled down version for the starter at dinner parties. You can mix and match […] Read more »

Onion and Mustard Mash

Onion and Mustard Mash with Sausages and Beans

I love mashed potato and my recipe is not only pretty foolproof, it’s has a lovely flavour that goes well with fish, winter casseroles and of course sausages. It serves 2, but as you can see from the picture, we like large portions of mash, so you may well find that it feeds more in […] Read more »

Carrot and Orange Soup

Carrot and Orange Soup

      My Auntie Margaret’s recipe for Carrot and Orange Soup has the honour of being our first members’ recipe! And being easy, delicious and good for kids, it’s perfect for us. Plus although it’s pretty much fat-free, it tastes like a real treat Timings: Start to finish: 40 minutes. This includes a maximum of […] Read more »

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