I love hummus and in the UK there was a huge array of dips in the supermarkets and at least five types of hummus, of which coriander was my favourite. Can’t you tell? I use it a lot! When we first bought our house here, nearly seven years ago, the supermarkets didn’t seem to stock […]
Cheese and Onion Potato Cakes. It may still be hot here in France in September, but I can’t help but think about the seasons changing and the type of dishes I’ll be cooking. All too soon we will be tucked up and eating inside in front of the log burner, rather than trying to find a […]
This Caprese Tart is one of my favourite creations this year as it always goes down well. In Summer our guest season is in full swing so it’s great to have an easy vegetarian dish that also doubles as a side dish. Serve this Caprese Tart warm with salads like Coleslaw for lunch or cold for a […]
These honey and cumin sweet potato fries are so easy and delicious you could easily swap them for potato chips. I love sweet potatoes but, they are hugely expensive here in France, so next year they will definitely be one for the vegetable patch. Like parsnips and carrots they are naturally sweet and adding honey just accentuates […]
This Garlic and Tarragon Potato Salad is definitely a family favourite and it’s even better when the potatoes are from the garden. You may find this hard to believe but new potatoes are almost the same price as fresh cod here in France! Yes, it’s definitely something we have to grow here. For this potato salad there […]
Tzatziki. When it’s hot and cucumbers are plentiful you just need five minutes to make my quick version of Tzatziki. This is so refreshing as a dip, spread on bread, dolloped onto potatoes or served with grilled meat or fish. In fact you can put it with anything!
This tomato, feta and oregano salad is one of my accidental hybrids. I saw these tomatoes in the supermarket and I was seduced. It was a bit like seeing a beautiful pair of shoes and having to have them, although I can’t ever see me wearing posh shoes on a 5k dog yomp!
My walnut pesto pasta is really easy to make and can be used in any pasta dish. Slip in a few rocket leaves and some walnuts and you have the perfect pasta salad for barbecues, a quick vegetarian supper or a tasty topping for tomatoes. This is one of my family’s favourite dishes and they […]
Mango and Mint Tabbouleh is a cool accompaniment for summer dishes when it’s hot outside. It’s easy to make and you can add any other vegetables you like. It goes well with barbecued meats or you could just add in some chopped cooked chicken for a quick lunch.
Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise is one of my favourites but it’s often sold in a small jar with a large price! I often make my own mayonnaise so I thought I would making my own. This is a really easy recipe, which is great for the coming barbecue season. We have been barbecuing for the last month, although […]