Fattoush

Fattoush

Fattoush is a great way to use up old pittas and create an unforgettable summer salad. Sumac is a reddish-purplish powder made from dried and crushed fruits produced by one of the varieties of the sumac plant. It’s used in salads, to sprinkle on hummus and other mezze...
Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne has been in my little black recipe book for over 15 years. This recipe uses cupboard and freezer staples to create a delicious, wholesome recipe that is full of flavour. It can be adapted with the seasons but incorporating things like winter squash,...
Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a powerhouse food that contains a high amount of protein in every serving. Roasted Summer Vegetables and Quinoa Salad is great a main meal or a side and keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Instead of roasting the vegetables, try using the bbq if you...
Beetroot Velvet Cupcakes

Beetroot Velvet Cupcakes

Beetroot Velvet Cupcakes made with beetroot, chocolate and blood orange juice are my tribute to the classic red velvet cake on Valentine’s Day. Red velvet is a popular American cake notorious for it’s red colour mainly due to red food colouring, during the...
Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice

Happy Chinese New Year! To celebrate here is a great recipe for Chinese Fried Rice. I am a big fan of Chinese food, but not the take away kind, the home cooked kind. Fresh crisp vegetables and delicate flavours of spring onion and soy sauce. This recipe is simple,...
Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie has got to be the quintessential American autumn treat. As I am an American living in England I recreate this classic pie every year to remind me of home. Until they have tried it, most people I have met in the UK are not convinced they will enjoy a piece...
Root Vegetable Hot Pot With Dumplings

Root Vegetable Hot Pot With Dumplings

Autumn is in full swing, embrace the season by making Root Vegetable Hot Pot with Dumplings.  This recipe is perfect for chilly autumnal nights and very easy to make.  Forget the old stodgy dumplings of days past, these fluffy dumplings are made with cheese, butter...

Swedish Apple Pie

Today is Apple Day, celebrate with this easy peasy Swedish Apple Pie.  We are very lucky in Gloucestershire to have a strong apple growing history.  Embrace that history by visiting a local pick your own farm.  I have great childhood memories of apple picking each...
Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

Autumn is finally here, celebrate the season with Pumpkin and Tomato Soup. Any type of pumpkin or winter squash can be used for this recipe. Even better, this soup is a great way to use up the bits of pumpkin leftover from carving jack-o-lanterns! This soup is great...
Vegetarian Aubergine and Mushroom Satay

Vegetarian Aubergine and Mushroom Satay

Vegetarian aubergine and mushroom satay is a great version of the infamous Malaysian favourite. The recipe is a bit complicated, but don’t let that scare you off as it comes together rather quickly and even faster the next time you make it. The satay is great...
Honey Roasted Parsnips, Lime & Cumin Spinach and Fried Haloumi

Honey Roasted Parsnips, Lime & Cumin Spinach and Fried Haloumi

Last Saturday after helping with a hen party at Harts Barn Cookery School I was in need of a quick, yet healthy balanced meal. In the winter, I can’t seem to get enough dark leafy greens. Kale, spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, purple sprouting, you name, if...