Snowy Road

For fans of Rocky Road and easy baking everywhere, here’s my Christmas version of this luscious treat. Perfect for wrapping up and giving as Xmas gifts, you can make it now and it’ll keep for either a month in the freezer or a week in an airtight container – as long as no-one knows it’s […] Read more »

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 »

Spanish Toadilla!

      This is another deliciously unauthentic dish! I’ve put that it will serve 8, but with accompaniments, you could easily get away with splitting it into 10 or even 12 pieces. The cross between Spanish tortilla (omelette) and Toad in the hole might sounds as unlikely as a Labradoodle but once you’ve tried […] Read more »

Quirky Lasagne

      This recipe was created because I love lasagne but I didn’t love making it. Seriously, every time I did it, I would end up with it taking twice as long as it should and the kitchen would look like a whirlwind had been through it afterwards! So I set about creating a […] Read more »

Pizza Omelette

Pizza Omelette

This is a lovely recipe for a grilled omelette which is also a great low carbohydrate alternative to pizza. It’s fab with salad or indeed a bowl of chips or buttered new potatoes on the side. Unlike some omelettes which are sometimes eaten cold, this one needs to be eaten warm because of the melted […] Read more »

Pan Fried Croissants


      Yes, it does beg the question why you would want to fry a croissant but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! I promise you’ll be converted. This dessert is a total delight and is a cross between two French treats, croissants and French toast. What emerges is a very light but […] Read more »

Nutmeg Potato Bake


      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 »

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