Category Archives: Quick and Easy

Wholemeal Scones: Cheese and Sundried Tomato

Just when we were all relaxing and thinking our steamy summer was here to stay…it started raining. Bored of salads, which don’t quite taste the same with an overcast sky, savoury scones are an all-in-one lunch, requiring little to accompany … Continue reading

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Summer lunch: Tumbled Halloumi Salad

Halloumi, when grilled until it’s slighty browned, is the perfect summer cheese- it’s the smell of hot Mediterranean summers, oil popping in the pan … plus it’s lighter and less rich than goat’s cheese or feta. This isn’t a recipe … Continue reading

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Easy Seafood: Spaghetti Vongole – Gratinee Oysters – Garlicky Grilled Seafood

I recently spent a lovely weekend in La Rochelle in France with some friends, one Italian and one Frenchman.  A Saturday morning spent in the bustling fish market ended in a perfect afternoon feasting on fresh shell-fish (click here to see photos … Continue reading

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Quick Fix: What I’m Eating Tonight

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Chop the stem off your large mushroom. Dice it into pieces and mix in a bowl, along with: 1 bacon rasher, roughly chopped a chunk of goat’s cheese, diced (or mozzarella/brie/camembert), handful of fresh herbs, chopped (parsley/basil- whatever you … Continue reading

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