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)

Originally posted on Milanka's Fine Food:
For easy entertaining these are great to serve to friends as a snack whilst watching football or movie, as finger food at a party or as a starter when dinner guests arrive.  Pastry Twists are best served hot. Preparation Time:     20 minutes (approximately) Cooking Time:    …

Potato Bites

There will be a number of vegan guests at my daughter’s birthday party.  An idea came to mind that the central element of the vegan dish would revolve around potato.  The only time consuming part of making these little bite size morsels is cooking the potatoes and refrigerating them overnight.  The result will be delicious… Continue reading Potato Bites

Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese Tartlets

It will be my daughter’s 21st birthday soon and we are preparing for the big event.  I am experimenting with a few foodie ideas that will be suitable for the party.   I am planning to serve finger food on the night to 150 friends and family.  This recipe for Roast Peppers and Goat Cheese… Continue reading Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese Tartlets