Seared Tuna Niçoise Platter

A healthy dish of seared tuna Nicoise with lime and coriander served with a salad including asparagus, anchovies, black olives and hard-boiled eggs.

Seared Tuna Nicoise Platter.  How can you resist a beautiful piece of tuna cooked simply? This is a lower fat dish for summer which is easy to put together for casual dining. If your experience of tuna is of the canned variety then  you have to try this.

Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites

These Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites are perfect for summer entertaining such as a buffet or picnic as they taste great hot or cold. This recipe is easy and you could substitute spring onions, prawns or peas for a change along with some dill.  Dare I say it but these are low-carb too for anyone […]

Quail Scotch Eggs

If you mentioned Scotch eggs to me a few years ago I would be transported back to 70’s buffets. Tinned ham, corned beef, home-made pickled onions, which would take the lining from your mouth, and other delicacies such as piccalilli, pork pie and the unforgiving stain of beetroot all over the plate.  The Scotch eggs […]

Celebration Turkey Pie

This is no ordinary turkey pie….. It is a cranberry, turkey, minced pork and hot water crust pastry pie that not only looks beautiful but tastes amazing. My confession here is that the original idea for this came from a Christmas cookbook, which I have adjusted over the years to suit and strangely enough, this […]

Seasonal Vegetable Frittata

Sometimes I plan a meal and feel sure that I will have enough left over for the following night. Unfortunately, each time I am disappointed and find myself raiding the fridge for possibilities. Of course, here in France, there always seems to be a Bank Holiday too and, of course, shorter opening hours so here […]