Turkey Pirate Ships for the #TurkeyTractorChallenge

Turkey Pirate Ships

Turkey THREE ways – turning a Turkey Meatball into a Pirate Ship. Mea Culpa – I was in far too much of a hurry when I went shopping to create my Mozzarella Turkey Meatballs.  The result was that, although I bought red tractor turkey and onions and used Hillfarm rapeseed oil, I managed to skip the […]

How to make an omelette

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How to Make The Perfect Omelette: I feel uniquely qualified to write this piece.  Unlike Delia, I’d never try to boil an egg.  I don’t like boiled eggs.  I don’t like scrambled eggs. I hate poached eggs and I haven’t even dared to try coddled eggs.  In the ‘pure’ sense, the only eggs I’m happy […]

Turkey Mozzarella Meatballs Two Ways

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Mozarella meat balls Small

Cooking with Turkey – Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs: This recipe started as part of a blogger challenge to cook ‘Pirate Themed’ food with British Turkey.  I’m not quite there yet…but I’m so pleased with these meatballs I’m going to share the recipe anyway.  The inspiration comes from a recent evening learning about Mozzarella and then […]

Vegetarian Tapenade – cut the anchovies, keep the taste

Tapenade on flatbread with tomato salsa

Vegetarian Tapenade from Brantes:   This recipe for tapenade comes with a story.  But, best of all it is simple, keeps well in the fridge, can be made with ingredients you probably have in your store cupboard already and tastes delicious     High up on hilly slopes near Mont Ventoux, there’s one of those […]

Basic Summer Cooking – Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad Recipe

Tasty Tomato Salad – Recipe and Rules: One of the first dishes I remember eating in France was tomato salad.  The French family I stayed with ate their lunch outside and it was usually made up left-overs from the night before, supplemented with various salads and fresh bread.  Tomato salad featured frequently on the menu, […]

Basic Summer Cooking – Quick Courgette Ratatouille Recipe

Hake with Courgette Ratatouille

Courgette Ratatouille with Summer Savoury: This is really an early summer dish – when the first vine tomatoes are really ripe and there are young, fresh courgettes available.  Very simple to make, it keeps well in the fridge for three or four days, works cold with a salad or warmed up to serve with lamb, […]

Steak Recipe – Tagliata Balsamico

Tagliata Balsamico with Rocket and Parmesan shavings

A Simple Recipe for Steak – Italian Style Tagliata Balsamico: One of the things I miss about living on the borders of Kennington and Walworth is a good local butcher.  Of course I could order a delivery, but I don’t always plan far enough in advance to buy my meat and fresh vegetables that way […]

A Simple Cranachan Dessert with Flahavans

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Cranachan Made Simple with Flahavans Oats: I’ve made cranachan for years, but, while the recipe was never quite the same from meal to meal,  it wasn’t until I came across a recipe for ‘Cranachan Trifle‘ from BBC Good Food that I tried sweetening the toasted oats, making a kind of granola, rather than adding a […]