Vegetables

Vietnamese Beef Salad

Vietnamese Beef Salad

I love Vietnamese food, my wife and  I have travelled to Vietnam often and every time we go, we discover something new and delicious. This is my take on a simple yet delectable dish. Beef is very expensive in Vietnam so a similar cut of […]

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

I recently taught this at my Greek class.  We made small pies as they don’t take as long to make.  This recipe works just as well for one big pie – layer your dish with filo, fill it and then cover with several more layers […]

Courgette Relish

Courgette Relish

Our courgette and tomato plants are producing an abundance of produce this summer. This is a photo of courgette and tomato relish. Recipe: 8 courgette, grated 10 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, diced 1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar OR cider vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 […]

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients: ½ Pumpkin, deseeded peeled and diced into 2.5cm² pieces (about 1kg) 1 pomegranate, halved and deseeded 1 bunch or bag of fresh watercress, about 150g. Use only fresh tender shoots; if picking yourself, ensure you wash it thoroughly. 1/4 of an iceberg […]

Broad bean, Asparagus and Cacciatore Salad

Broad bean, Asparagus and Cacciatore Salad

Recipe: 1 kg new season broad beans in pods 1 bunch new season asparagus 1 lemon 1 Tblspn extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp flakey sea salt 1/2 a nice cacciatore (I tend towards the spicier styles) Shell the beans from the pod and set […]

‘Slaw

‘Slaw

Coleslaw is a great compliment to many dishes – or even as a stand alone dish.  ‘Slaw is versatile, can be made all year round and the recipe can be amended according to taste or dietary preferences.  Coleslaw is a great dish to make when […]

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

It is always good to have a quick sauce recipe up your sleeve.  This recipe is a regular in our house and can be used on so many things. You can essentially use it to replace the tomato sauce you buy from the supermarket.  We […]

Indonesian Fried Rice

Indonesian Fried Rice

We recently spent a couple of weeks in Bali, Indonesia and enjoyed many, many Nasi Goreng. When I travel one of the ways I can extend our holiday is by re-creating our favourite dishes.  This is my take on Nasi Goreng.  The recipe works equally as well for Mie Goreng […]