Slow Cooked Mexican Brisket

Takes some time to cook but worth it for the end results! Great thickly sliced in a sandwich when freshly cooked and leftovers can be used for tacos, chilli etc.

February 27, 2013

Broccoli, Stilton & Chorizo Tart

A quick, simple & tasty recipe that can be served as a starter buffet dish or main.

February 26, 2013


A Australian classic tea time recipe - chocolate, cocconut, sponge & jam - what more could you want! Sponge best made day before icing.

February 26, 2013

Coconut Cream Pie

A favourite from diners accross America - always popular as an afternoon treat or dessert. Can be made with a ready made pie crust to save time.

February 26, 2013

Aromatic Spiced Ham

A christmas season favourite - hot or cold and goes well with turkey

November 13, 2012

Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake with Caramel and Cream Cheese Frosting

American Thanksgiving recipe as alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. The cake can be made day before. Worth the effort for the finished effect.

November 13, 2012

Roasted Artichoke & Pecorino Dip

A delicious smoky and cheesy dip that is perfect for a party dish or bbq side dish. Goes well as dip for toasted ciabatta slices, bagel chips or pretzels.

August 23, 2012

Blue Cheese & Paprika Gougeres

Nibbles for a party, bbq or canape. Change the cheese to your prefernce.

August 23, 2012

Lamb Dukkah & Rose Harissa Sausage Rolls

A spicy alternative to pork sausage rolls. Great for a picnic or lunch box or for party nibbles.

August 23, 2012

Blueberry Muffins

An American classic recipe that is quick & easy to make for breakfast, snack or dessert warm with some ice cream. Watch a freshly baked batch dissapear...

August 23, 2012

Smoky Clam & Chicken Chowder

A delicious dish for hot or cold weather. The clams can be omitted if you don't like seafood. Great with crusty bread

July 25, 2012

Lancashire Shortbreads

A traditional Lancashire recipe sometimes known as Goosnargh biscuits. Shortbread lovers will like this.....

July 25, 2012

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Easy to make and delicious. A great tapas dish to accompany a meat dish. You can also add flaked cod or similar to the stuffing.

July 25, 2012

Smoked Mackeral & Horseradish Pate

A recipe that can be pulled together in minutes for a quick starter or side dish, but improves in flavour if made the day before.

July 25, 2012

Quick Rhubarb, Ginger & Custard Pie

A quick version using ready made custard and pie crust. If you have more time you can make your own custard and pie crust.

June 23, 2012

Mu Shu Pork

A Northern Chinese dish .If you can't get hold of the dried cloud ears/ wood ears or dried lily buds, these can be substitued with a mix of wood or oriental mushrooms.

June 23, 2012

Cheese & Onion Muffins

A tasty and easy muffin for breakfast, lunch, picnic or snack. Add chillies for an extra kick or substitute the cheese types with your favouite kind.

June 23, 2012


The traditional Greek dish that can be used as a side dish to any main or salad, with kebabs or as dip. Great for a BBQ.

June 23, 2012

Kolokithopita (Courgette Bake)

A simple to make dish that is just as good hot or cold. Can be a main dish or a starter in smaller protions with a greek salad and tzatiki.

June 23, 2012


A traditonal Greek dish. I learnt this recipe whilst staying with a friends Greek Mum on a beautiful island in the Cyclades. Always takes me back there!

June 23, 2012

Rice & Peas

An accompaniment to any Jamaican dish or curry. This a quick and simplified version using tinned coconut milk rather than fresh coconut

June 14, 2012

Vegetable Patties

A great picnic lunch or snack. As good hot or cold with a dash of hot pepper sauce.

June 14, 2012

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Rich and chocolatey treat that can easily be rustled up when in need of dessert served with coconut or vanilla ice cream or tea time treat on their own.

May 12, 2012

Goats Cheese & Sundried Tomato Cheesecake

A savoury cheesecake that works well as a starter or a main dish. Alternative to the usual quiche on a picnic

May 12, 2012

Southern Style Bbq Beans

A great recipe to accompany a BBQ or southern style dish such as BBQ chicken, ribs, pulled pork etc. Great as a tasty alternative to ordinary baked beans.

May 12, 2012

Lemon Meringue Cake

For those of you who love lemon meringue pie and lemon cake - this is the best of both! Great for an afternoon tea and can also be made as individual cupcakes.

May 12, 2012

Baked Herb Camembert

An easy yet delicious dish for a starter or sharing dish.Choose from a variety of dippers - breadsticks, vegtables, chicken strips or baby new potatoes.

April 26, 2012

Lavender & Apple Fizz

A refreshing and delicious cocktail great for sipping at a summer BBQ or garden party. Like a tatse of Southern France in a glass.

April 25, 2012

Lavender & Lemon Thyme Chicken

A light fresh and tasty dish that is great with summer veg and jersey royal potatoes.

April 25, 2012

Lavender Jelly

A great summery floral flavour - accompaniment to any savoury dish and a great homemade gift. Good sauce to go with a summer BBQ.

April 22, 2012

Tomato & Chilli Chutney

Make up a batch with your summer tomato & chilli crop and enjoy throughout the winter with cheese, savoury pies or in sandwiches

April 22, 2012

Spring Lamb with Asparagus & Jersey Royals Warm Salad

Make the best of fresh spring ingrediants with this recipe. Quick to make with simple seasonal ingrediants but lots of flavour

April 20, 2012

Chocolate Easter Egg Cake

A rich chocolatey cake that is perfect for Easter or any other occasion. Good way to use all those Easter Eggs!

April 9, 2012

Stuffed Chicory

A great combination of flavours. Perfect for a starter, buffet or picnic. A good snack to rustle up quickly.

April 4, 2012

Bors Rusesc (Romanian Beetroot Soup)

This is often known as Borscht but this Romanian version is known as Bors Rusesc or Russian Soup. The earthy taste is equally as good in summer or winter.

April 2, 2012

Spicy Wasabi Tuna Steaks

This recipe is based on a Japanese recipe using simple fresh & healthy ingrediants. Good recipe that fish haters would even eat. Good for BBQ also.

March 22, 2012

Strawberry Cream Pie

This pie always seems to disappear in one sitting! Rich, fruity, creamy & sweet - everyone wants a second helping....

March 15, 2012

Scotch Eggs

Great for a picnic, freshly made with chutney or pickle and some potato salad. Use any type of sausage meat you like or even smoked haddock or salmon instead.

March 9, 2012

Potato Latkes

A traditional Eastern European recipe that has always been a breakfast tradition in our family. Increase the quantities to make a big batch to freeze.

March 9, 2012

Sarmale (Romanian Cabbage Rolls)

This recipe is a traditional Romanian speciality and most families will have their own secret recipe that is passed down through the generations. This is my Grandmas recipe.

February 15, 2012

Feta, Goats Cheese and Fig Filo Tart

A delicious mix of sweet fig and tangy feta. Equally good hot or cold and can be made as individual pies as a starter. A taste of Greece!

February 9, 2012

Chorizo, Sausage and Bean Stew

A hearty and warming stew - perfect for cold winter meals. Don't forget some crispy toasted bread to go with it and mop up the rich sauce.

February 9, 2012

Jerusalem Artichoke & Turnip Gratin

A winter comfort food dish that makes an unusual side dish or on its own a great vegetarian option. The turnip, nutty cheese & mustard enhances the artichokes flavour.

February 1, 2012

Southern Fried Chicken Strips

This is a great dish for a starter with a generous portion of fresh salsa or for a main with sweetcorn fritters, mashed potatoes or sweet potato fries and green beans. Quick & Easy

February 1, 2012

Sweetcorn & Chilli Fritters

This dish makes a great accompaniment to a main and is equally good with eggs and crispy bacon for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Good with salsa or chilli jam.

February 1, 2012

St. Louis Toasted Ravioli

This is a St.Louis, in the Midwest of USA, regional speciality. Quick and easy to make and great as starter or make larger portions for a main course.

January 29, 2012

Romanian Baked Cheesecake with Brandied Plums (prajitura Cu Branza Si Prune Tuica)

This baked cheesecake is a traditional Romanian recipe for a special occasion or family get together. This would always be on the table at Christmas! Worth the effort

January 29, 2012

Beef Chilli Pot Pie

A great way to use up leftover chilli . Serve with a generous dollop of sour cream & guacamole and sprinkling of cheese for added luxury!

January 25, 2012

Frikadeller (scandinavian/german Meatballs) with Red Wine Gravy

A great recipe for mid week meal that still feels like a weekend treat. Both the meatballs and the sauce freeze well. Great with creamy mashed potatoes and red spiced red cabbage.

January 25, 2012

File Gumbo

A recipe from St.Louis that is a USA Southern classic. Great dish to use up leftovers and can be adapted to suit what you have left in your fridge or individual tastes

January 24, 2012

Sugar Plum & Vanilla Vodka

Refreshing festive treat. Can be mixed with ginger beer, pomegranate juice, pink lemonade or soda to make a customised cocktail for all tastes

November 7, 2011

Spiced Satsuma Vodka

Perfect cocktail for festive season guests - all the flavours of christmas in a glass

November 7, 2011

Coconut, Cherry & Almond Slice

September 29, 2011

Lemon & Cardamom Cupcakes

If you like lemon you'll love these! The cardamom compliments the lemon perfectly and white chocolate can be added to the final drizzle or the cake itself for a bit more indulgence

September 29, 2011

Chocolate Shortbread Swirls

Crumbly, buttery rich choclate treats and can be adapted to include your favourite chocolate type

September 12, 2011

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

A no-bake fridge cake. Rich chocolatey and a real treat!

September 12, 2011

Romanian Lemon Cake ( Prajitura Cu Lamaie)

A traditional Romanian recipe that most families would have their own recipe for.Simple to make and with few ingrediants easy to put togther when you need a cake for an occasion.

September 5, 2011

Chicken K'dra

A moroccan main dish that gets its name from the large copper pot that it is traditionally cooked in.

September 5, 2011

Ponzu Sauce

A Japanese sauce that is great with fish as a dipping sauce for tempura or as a bbq marinade for fish or meat

September 4, 2011

Sweet Potato, Carrot & Prune Tagine

Packed with flavour and can be eaten as main or side dish with cous cous

August 22, 2011

Cherry & Summer Fruits Drizzle Cake

An easy cake that is perfect for any occasion and can use any of your favouite fruits in season

August 22, 2011

Beef Porter Pie

Rich smoky flavoured beef pie - perfect with potatoes and vegetables

August 22, 2011

Blueberry & Elderflower Fizz

Fruity & Fresh. Make up a batch to share with friends and enjoy!

June 25, 2011

Chicken with Lemon & Garlic (pollo Con Limon Y Ajillo)

Simple and full of flavour quick & easy to make as starter or main dish. Side serving of alioli & fried potatoes good accompaniment. Takes me back to a sunny terrace by the beach!

June 25, 2011

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon and Manchego

This spanish tapas dish is a great as part of main course or as a starter on its own. Quick and easy to make.

June 25, 2011

Prawns in Chilli Chocolate Sauce

This mexican dish sounds a strange combination but tastes great!

June 25, 2011

Butter Chicken (Murg Makhani)

After having this dish many times in Himachal Pradesh, North India, craved it when got back to cold wet England to remind me of the sun, heat and Himalayas! Very rich & delicious

June 25, 2011

Strawberry & Lavender Shortcake

This a perfect dessert for a summers day. I first came up with the recipe to use the produce from my garden, but the lavender essence is widely available.

June 25, 2011

Vodino Stifado (Greek beef stew)

Having had this many times in Greece, I was given this recipe by my Greek friends Mum, so could make it at home. The rich sauce goes well with simple veg and herby potatoes.

June 18, 2011

Chocolate -box Cup Cakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes decorated with your favourite chocolates - look great for any occasion and easy to make

June 16, 2011

Champ Potato Cakes

Champ is an Irish mashed potato and scallion/spring onion dish - the leftovers are perfect for potato cakes for breakfast with eggs and bacon or smoked ham.

June 9, 2011


Easy to make and delicious. Can be used as a flvouring for ice cream, pies or better still drunk ice cold on a hot day.

June 8, 2011

Rhubarb & Vanilla Vodka

This vodka is well worth the wait! Even people who don't like vodka have loved this. Perfect summer drink with ginger ale or cloudy lemonade

June 8, 2011


Traditional Irish dish paticularly eaten at Halloween, but just as good all year around and an accompaniment to main dish such as pork or stew

June 1, 2011

Goats Cheese, Red Pepper & Tomato Frittata

This is a great dish for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Easy & quick to make. You can substitute the ingrediants to include whatever suits you best.

May 30, 2011

Soda Bread Farls

A family recipe passed on to me from my mother in law. Simple quick bread ideal for breakfast and goes great with cheese and tomato as a snack.

May 28, 2011

Patatas Bravas

Have had many variations on this recipe, but this version remains our family favourite

May 24, 2011

Green Beans with Ham & Sherry Sauce (Judias Con Jamon Y Jerez)

First had this in Barcelona & made ever since. Goes with wide variety of meats. Can be adapted to use different types of beans and ham/chorizo depending on what you have available.

May 24, 2011

Chicken with Prunes (pollo Al Estilo Pedro)

One of my favourite dishes at a local Tapas bar - managed to to master the recipe after a few trials and is now a favourite in our home!

May 24, 2011

Pecorino Dauphinoise Potatoes

A twist on the classic recipe with the nutty flavour of pecorino that originated from using up leftover cheese from the fridge - but with a good result!

May 17, 2011

Sage Roast Sweet Potatoes

A good accompaniment to your Sunday roast or a side dish to any main course dish, particularly pork

May 17, 2011

Herby Chicken with Asparagus & Parma Ham

Simple to make but delicious and ingrediants can be found all year round

May 17, 2011

Pork with Sage & Pear Sauce

A simple and quick recipe for a midweek meal inspired by using seasonal British summer ingrediants

May 11, 2011


Family Romanian sweet bread recipe similar to pannetone that is traditionally made for family celebrations at Easter & Christmas. It wouldn't be an family get-together without it!

May 10, 2011

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May 2, 2011