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garlic butter halloumi

Rosemary and Garlic Butter Halloumi

Say the word halloumi around other people and pretty much all of them will say, “I love halloumi” and then lick their lips. Well, I count myself as one of those people and I’ve got news for you.

finished pizza

Batch Cooking Pizzas

When I make pizza there are no shortcuts. Making it all from scratch from fresh ingredients does take a little longer but it is so worth it, and, good news, batch cooking pizzas is so easy and they

vegan afternoon tea desserts

Vegan Afternoon Tea at Careys Manor Hotel

I do love a good afternoon tea, everything about it just demands some time out to properly sit back, enjoy and relax. There have been a few occasions where I've slightly overindulged on the clotted

chilli and tomato baked feta

Tomato Baked Feta

Feta's not just for salads you know. I enjoyed something similar to this tomato baked feta while in Greece a few years ago; I needed to try and make it at home. I have previously posted about some

sticky chicken skewers

Spicy Sticky Chicken Skewers with Very Lazy

As you might already know I am a big fan of simple, straightforward cooking. I suffer from hangryness you see and when I get home on a busy weekday evening I want something full of flavour that can be

Tomato and Mascarpone Gnocchi Bake served up

Tomato and Mascarpone Gnocchi Bake

I think this is a perfect meal in many ways: firstly, it's just the right size for two people; secondly, it's really simple to make; thirdly, it's deliciously vegetarian and full of veg and lastly,

lemon coconut pots - little treats

New Little Treats

I don't want to speak too soon and scare the sunshine away but it might actually now be summer. I've been trying out some lovely new little treats that are great for summer snacking and are easy meal

Squash and Chickpea Tagine with herby cous cous

Squash and Chickpea Tagine

This is actually surprisingly quick to make and I normally have some or most of these ingredients in the kitchen so it’s a great recipe to keep coming back to. My squash and chickpea tagine is a great

What’s in season

Summer Berry and Elderflower Pavlova

There is a guilt associated with serving up a berry laden pudding. Someone is always going to end up with more fruit or more of one kind of fruit than everyone else. You could of course try making a coulis to atop your dessert of choice but sometimes it's not the most attractive option; or the most sensible, no one wants a soggy shortbread stack. To counteract any unfair fruit distribution I scatter a few fruits onto the pudding and then serve the rest up on the side so everyone gets their fair share. This berry and elderflower pavlova is the epitome of summer and a great way to use some elderflower syrup. You will need: 3 egg whites 180g caster sugar 150ml whipping … [Read More...]