Starters

April 7, 2019

This is a lovely light dish which is not only easy to make but really tasty if you are a smoked salmon lover.  We often had smoked salmon with buttered bread on festive days, I would eat so much of it, I would lay off it until the next occasion.  This is a lighter vers...

August 3, 2018

Ingredients:

  • 3 x beef tomatoes,

  • 200g x marinated anchovies ( I used H Forman & Son),

  • Small jar of black marinated olives (The dry style),

  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano,

  • 3 tbsp of olive oil,

  • 2 tbsp capers,

  • Salt and pepper to taste,

  • 24cm p...

August 19, 2017

I can’t get enough of falafels ever since I was introduced to them in Soho back in 2001 and since then I have wanted to try making them myself. It took a while to perfect the mix to the consistency and flavour I wanted. I make them 3 ways; plain & smooth, plain & chunk...

August 19, 2017

Toasted ham & cheese sandwiches were always a 7pm snack on a Sunday evening in our house.  The smell of melted cheese wafted through the house and then the orders from different rooms would come flocking in. I use a non stick pan these days replacing the white bread fo...

August 19, 2017

Homemade sausages were something we always looked forward to during the festive months in our family home.  The meat was brought fresh from our Italian butcher, and then we would spend the evening giggling round the table whilst we attempted to skill the skins. On occa...

June 9, 2017

This is a complete taste bud explosion. It’s only been in the last 3 years I have really appreciated a good steak, and since then I have been experimenting with different flavours to see what works well. This is a simple, tasty starter which only requires your hands to...

June 9, 2017

I’ve made this as a starter in the past; however I have been known to eat a double portion on them lazy evenings where the day has been so busy and I just don’t want to waste time fussing over making something. Not only is it a real quick dish to make, but its also che...

May 31, 2017

Mum was the guru with making various fritters with veggies freshly grown in the garden. I have modernised this a little to boost the flavour, and also found that fresh tzatziki complements this well.  These do not last, so be quick at eating them when they arrive at th...

May 9, 2017

This is a frequent guest on my table, be at as a starter with other grilled vegetables or as a side dish. I love the sweet smoked flavour from the grill topped with the garlic and herbs. Goes with near everything, and is lush on a slice of toasted sourdough when you al...

May 3, 2017

I visited my cousin in Milan back in November 2016 and she made us a spinach and ricotta tart which we devoured with some cheese and salami. These are the type of lunches I adore.  I’ve since made a few different versions of the original recipe, and you will see I have...

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