Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Salad

Dinner planning can be a little mind boggling at times however, this Smoked Salmon salad with vegetables and creamy dressing isn’t too time consuming and a great alternative when you feel a little stuck for inspiration and ideas. A selection of a few pan charred vegetables, steamed beans and cooked potatoes with a tangy dressing,… Continue reading Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Salad

French Inspired Creamy Mushroom Pâté

If you enjoy eating mushrooms as much as I do, you will fall in love with this easy recipe for a creamy mushroom pâté .  Quick to make and the only time consuming part is the refrigeration.  The pâté is mouthwatering, delicious and can be served as a starter or appetiser when friends call in. Or… Continue reading French Inspired Creamy Mushroom Pâté

Mushrooms for Breakfast

Sunday mornings are always a treasure in our household, we get up mid morning and leisurely enjoy coffee, tea and breakfast.  For me a good start to the day is a cup of coffee, then a second cup, followed by a savoury dish.  On this occasion, I craved mushrooms on toast.  I quickly drove to our… Continue reading Mushrooms for Breakfast

Video Easy Entertaining (3 Recipes)

It has been a while since my last video and and once again I have collaborated with videographer Yenny in producing my third.  Short films are fun, challenging and you get the opportunity to learn a little about the industry on a smaller scale.   Being two people and not a huge team, prepping, cooking etc.,… Continue reading Video Easy Entertaining (3 Recipes)

Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad

Hello dear friends, It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post a recipe.  Today, I decided to put a number of things aside and put together a simple, easy and yet very healthy salad that I know is mouth watering and delicious.  Spinach is a fast growing annual and is readily available all… Continue reading Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad

Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Roasted vegetables are wonderful to serve for large groups or for a family.  They are very easy to prepare, all you need to do is wash them, pat dry them, coat with olive oil, place on a tray and into the oven. Check on them every once in a while whilst they are cooking to… Continue reading Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Cheese Platter (Simplicity & Indulgence)

For my family, a little indulgence of cheese, olives, prosciutto and a lovely glass of wine on a Saturday night is blissful.  We gather together, enjoy a good chat and discuss the weekly events.   A cheese board makes for a great starter before dinner, in our case however, it becomes dinner as we cannot stop devouring the lot.… Continue reading Cheese Platter (Simplicity & Indulgence)

Asian Style Broccolini with Tofu & Snow Peas

At times, keeping it simple with a vegetarian dish is all that one needs for those easy, no fuss, weeknight dinners.  A few ingredients combined together (i.e.  two vegetables, tofu, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper) in a hot pan is a perfect example of simplistic cooking that can be enjoyed by all. Ingredients 2 bunches of Broccolini… Continue reading Asian Style Broccolini with Tofu & Snow Peas

Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

Cauliflower and cheese are a fabulous combination. Baked and served hot with the melted cheese, it makes a wonderfully delicious and satisfying dish.  This simple and yet tasty winter warmer can accompany both meat or be served as a vegetarian dish.  Give it a try, if you like cauliflower and cheese you won’t be disappointed. Ingredients 1 Cauliflower 300 ml cream 120… Continue reading Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

Pastry Twists (Olive Paste & Mediterranean)

Re-sharing this recipe from two years ago.  Pastry Twists are great to serve as finger food. I made over 200 hundred of them for my daughter’s 21st Birthday Party on Saturday. They were a great success amongst all the guests. I find them very easy to make and store until you are ready to serve them.… Continue reading Pastry Twists (Olive Paste & Mediterranean)