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Smoked salmon pate recipeIn the meantime why not check out another of our popular recipe choices – check out our luxury smoked salmon pate here

Please read the whole recipe through before starting to cook. The notes at the bottom of the page provide extra information on the ingredients, how to make alternative versions of the same dish, freezing and reheating dishes plus how the dish can be adapted for families with young children. Please feel free to browse the collection and try my recipes out :)



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 »

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