Strawberry Crumble

Strawberry Crumble sounds a bit odd doesn’t it? Being typically English I am always seduced by a tray of strawberries, artfully presented in a little wooden crate, even if it’s only a few weeks until my own strawberries will be ready. The trouble is that April has been fairly wet, not exactly the weather for sitting […]

Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon

This Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon is a great dish for a barbecue. Forget boring burgers and try this really easy recipe. The marinade means that the fish keeps lovely and moist and you still get a great barbecue crispy crust on the outside.    

Chocci Banoffi Tart

I have to admit that this Choccy Banoffi Tart is rather naughty. It starts with buttery chocolate pastry  which encases layers of caramel, chocolate ganache, bananas and cream. This recipe came together by accident, as most of them do. We had friends coming for dinner and I had planned on  doing a banoffi pie. My sister in […]

Chocolate Banana Muffins

These Chocolate Banana Muffins are really easy to make. They rise well and the banana keeps them moist after baking. I had to find something new for my ‘thank you’ cakes. One of my French neighbours in the next hamlet brought me a bucket of oysters, another neighbour lent us his barn and another brought us some […]

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 […]

Crab Cakes

If you love crab then you are going to love these crab cakes which are flavoured with spring onion, ginger, chilli and coriander.  Over the years I have made different variations of crab cakes with a potato or white sauce base but these are easier to make and much lighter and fresher in taste. This […]

Goat Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart

This Goat Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart is a really simple recipe that can easily be served as a vegetarian dish for entertaining or  as a simple supper with salad. As a cheat I always keep a round of all butter puff pastry in the fridge and if it’s good enough for one of my favourite […]