Baked Figs with Blue Cheese, Presunto and Honey

Baked Figs with Blue Cheese, Presunto and Honey

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 figs 60g blue cheese 4 strips of presunto/Parma ham 20 ml honey 2 chopped tomatoes 10 torn basil leaves 1 bag washed rocket 30 ml olive oil 15 ml balsamic vinegar Seasoning to taste Method Cut a cross in the top of the figs Stuff with blue...

Coronation Chicken

Coronation Chicken I am off to Glyndebourne today and need to provide a meal for five of us – a quick starter before the first half and then main course and dessert in the interval. I’ll probably take crudities with humus and taramsalata dips to eat with chilled...
Too early for a Picnic?

Too early for a Picnic?

Is it too early to be thinking of picnics? Get your baskets and cool boxes out of the cupboard, your picnic blankets ready and head out to the local delicatessen yo stock up on everything you need for the perfect open-air spring time feast. Tasty morsels, tempting...
Tomato Spinach and Ricotta Fritters

Tomato Spinach and Ricotta Fritters

Prep 10 mins Cook 15 min Serves 4  Ingredients 250 g spinach 125 ml skimmed milk 2 medium eggs 250 g ricotta cheese 115 g self raising flour 60 g sun dried tomatoes 50 g kalamata olives, chopped cooking oil spray 1/2 small bunch chopped basil 4 grilled tomatoes and...

How to Create a Menu for a Barbecue

What could be better than a barbecue on a sunny summer’s day or a balmy starlit night? It’s the relaxing way to cook, with al fresco dining being an added bonus. The barbecue is also a very versatile cooking tool, which can be varied in a whole bunch of ways to suit...

Smackerel Paté: a big surprise for Canada

When I was in Ontario earlier this year I was invited to some friends’ home for a long weekend and as is the custom over there, all invitees were to prepare a contribution towards meals. Living in England which has good access to salt water fish I thought I would take...