Fresh Vegetable Orzo

Once again, this was a dish inspired by what I had in my garden – the first, still tiny but ready to eat zucchini and some wonderfully fresh peas. (I wish I had grown that gorgeous asparagus, but my garden is too young for harvestable asparagus, which can take up to three years to establish. Read More…

Strawberry and Macadamia Nut Salad

I originally published this recipe back in 2010, when I made it with a balsamic dressing. However recently I have begun working with my dear friend Naomi Darbishire of Agnes Rose, who makes the most beautiful infused oils and vinegars. I made a new vinaigrette using her strawberry and strawberry and mint vinegars and it took this Read More…

Sandwich Heaven from the Vegetarian Society

In honour of National Vegetarian Week last week, I published some of the Vegetarian Society’s suggestions for recipes to get you started on a vegetarian lifestyle, or to help you eat a bit less meat. This is one more of these, reprinted with permission, for a sandwich that is very special indeed. It’s a bit of a production to Read More…

Sweet Potato Burger with Griddled Pineapple and Chilli Salsa served with a Simple Moroccan Salad

Here is another recipe from the Vegetarian Society in celebration of National Vegetarian Week. These spicy sweet burgers would make a great lunch or supper and you can adjust the seasoning to suit your family. Ras el Hanout is a a Moroccan spice mix that you can normally buy ready mixed, and Harissa is a hot Tunisian chili Read More…

My Mom’s Potato Salad

My late parents loved to entertain, and my late Mom used to make an amazing potato salad for parties and buffets. Her friends always used to ask for the recipe, and she was happy to share. I often serve potato salad as part of a salad supper, or as a side dish with hot or cold Read More…