Fish oil anyone?

Recipe: Peppered mackerel salad with butter beans   A lot of things are getting branded a superfood these days, and I was wondering if mackerel was one of them? If it isn’t, it should be. Not only is it an oily fish with healthy omega-3, it is also super delicious! I have my Mum to…

OMG Mate – Crispy Crunchy Crumbs

Recipe: James’s broccoli with burrata, pine nuts, & warm anchovy vinaigrette             Wow.   Seriously, wow.   Having seen this recipe in (had you guessed) my new favourite book Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table, I couldnt wait to try it out. I didn’t like pine…

Appley Caramelly Goodness

Recipe: Gingerbread-apple Upside Down Cake   I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen (one of my home-page blogs – yes, firefox takes a long time to load due to unhealthy amounts of food-porn…) and just had to make it! And, as luck would have it, the british transport system failed yet again so I was at…

Blue-Cheese-a-palooza 2010

…or rather, we have a HUUUGE slab of stilton in the fridge leftover from Christmas (yes, still…), so here are a couple of things we’ve done with it:   1. Stilton, apple and walnut salad.   Combine wild rocket leaves, crumbled toasted walnuts, thinly sliced russet apples and crumbled stilton in salad bowls. Toss with…

Marmalade!

Yay, look – I made my first ever batch of marmalade with some Seville oranges I found at the market! Isn’t it pretty? I had no bread on which to spread the warm preserve so I used a digestive biscuit instead! And you thought I wasn’t classy?!     I used the recipe from Preserves:…

Snow day baking!

Recipe: Maple Pecan buns   Due to the large amount of snow currently covering the UK, many of us (including me) are home from work as travel is near on impossible! So what better thing to do than warm the house up with some nice baking (ok ok, any excuse to bake…)? You may remember…

Nibbles

I was feeling industrious a couple of weeks ago when my parents had some people over for pre-Christmas dinner. As well as making the main meal (rack of lamb with flageolet gratin …again) I decided to put together some nibbles for when people arrived.   The first thing I knew I had to make was…