Tomato, Feta and Oregano Salad

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!

Rocket and Walnut Pesto Pasta

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

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

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…

Coleslaw

Crisp, crunchy coleslaw with apples and walnuts. What could be better on the first day of Spring? The sun has been shining again and it was great to see three roe deer running through the fields this morning, knowing that the hunt was finished and that they and us were safe for a while. We…

Quick Parmentier Potatoes

These quick Parmentier potatoes are great when you’ve piqued on roasties, wedges and everything else. The main thing here is speed because there is no peeling and the potatoes cook quickly in small chunks. With this dish you have great flavoured spuds in 20 minutes whilst you get on with grilling something. They are so…

Pak Choi with Garlic and Ginger

I would like to tell you that I am up all night concocting new recipes and then spending all day perfecting them but I can’t because most of the time my recipes are based on looking at what I have hanging about and throwing it together. That’s how this recipe for pak choi, or bok…

Posh Mash with Broccoli Greens

This sounds really simple. In fact, it is so easy I’m embarrassed! Here’s the story. It has been the first year of the vegetable patch in France and it has been amazing! I can’t take all the credit. My husband put up the greenhouse and made me some staging in 40 degree heat and my…

Pommes de Terre à la Dauphinoise for cheats!

Who doesn’t love a tasty Gratin Dauphinois? Well, even if it’s not everyone’s favourite, it is probably more popular than my chicken liver recipe! Now I love to cook Pommes de Terres à la Dauphinoise in the oven traditionally, especially when we have duck, but there isn’t always the time or the ingredients. This dish…

Champignons à La Crème

Champignons aA La Creme. We had our lovely French neighbours over for a meal at the weekend. Last week had been crazy with all the visitors and then a change of guests on Saturday. Alex, my eldest and his girlfriend Jenn left on Saturday too, after we all spent a fabulous day at Futuroscope with…