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Pissaladière. In order words… onion tart!

Recently I’ve had no time for blogging, but I have made time for cooking, so I’ve built up rather a stash of photos and recipes to choose from. As the weather here is showing tantalising signs of spring, I find myself shunning the hearty winter dishes, and instead thinking about sunny Mediterranean flavours, especially olives […]

A sunny day for Summer Leaves

My goodness wasn’t it a gorgeous day today? The sky was clear blue as far as the eye could see, and it was hot! Well, it was about 17 degrees C which is pretty hot for March in Yorkshire. We seriously considered having lunch in the garden, but reflected that it was going a bit […]

Ligurian Fish Stew

My ultimate Ligurian Fish Stew

We all have a special recipe that we’ve cooked time and time again over many years, tweaking and adjusting until it finally reaches that point of perfection when it becomes one of your ‘signature’ dishes; one that family and friends beg you to cook for them. This is one of mine… It began several years […]

Cheddar and caraway cheese straws

You may think that life’s too short to make cheese straws, and most of the time I would agree with you. But last weekend I was compiling a menu for a dinner with friends and came across this recipe in the Ottolenghi Cookbook, currently my favourite source of ideas. They look spectacularly impressive, but are […]


A friend has just recommended this wonderful website belonging to cook, food stylist and photographer Keiko. I’m sure all you foodie folk have heard of her, but she’s new to me. Her photography is exquisite, and her house is quite beautiful, so do feast your eyes on Nordljus. PS: Thank you Shelly at PASH for sharing […]

Aubergine and Pea Curry with Coriander Rice

This is a Gujarati curry known as Ringan Mattar. It is easy to prepare and only takes about 45 minutes from start to finish. You can play around with the recipe by replacing the aubergines with potatoes, or adding pan-fried paneer (an Indian cheese) just before serving. Aubergine & Pea Curry For 4 servings 1 large […]

Five minute supper – Goat’s Cheese Salad

In the past week I have cooked and eaten lots of delicious new dishes but we have been too quick to devour them before I could take photographs. So tonight, being equally time poor, I decided to assemble this simple, honest and tasty salad, which takes all of 5 minutes to concoct. There’s no set […]