Monthly Archives: October 2009

Flapjack

flapjack-with-seeds

 

 

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Spicy (Savoury) Pumpkin Muffins

Spiced (Savoury) Pumpkin Muffin

Curried cake? Oh yes!

If you have children or work with them you’ll probably be familiar with the ‘what-do-I-do-with-all-this-pumpkin-flesh?’ conundrum this week. Especially since the type of bright orange squash we use for Continue reading

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Vegetarian Lasagne with Courgettes and Lentils Vertes

Vegetrian Lasagne with Courgettes and Lentils Verte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since I decided, quite a while ago now, to try my best to avoid eating meat during the week my repertoire of vegetarian dishes has expanded and improved. I think it’s a winning idea all round to limit your meat intake, even Continue reading

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Sciolti Chocolates

Sciolti Chocolates

Its wonderful when an old friend introduces you to a new friend. Its even more wonderful when that new friend happens to be a generous choclatier. Fiona Sciolti’s chocolate making skills are all self taught and the recipes for her signature range are all her own; devised, produced, tried and tested by herself in her own chocolate studio. They’re all hand dipped and made from local ingredients. When I listened to Rod Whiting interviewing her for the BBC breakfast show in her home county of Continue reading

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Salmon and Samphire with Chilli Jam Glaze and Sauteed Potatoes

Salmon and Samphire with Chilli Jam Glaze and Sauteed PotatoesI hardly dare say this but I find salmon quite boring sometimes. I think it’s because Continue reading

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Scallops with Caper & Basil Pesto, Red Pepper & Lime Reduction and Spring Onion Tempura

Scallops with Caper & Basil Pesto, Red Pepper & LIme Emulsion and Spring Onion Tempura

 

It all went a bit Masterchef for supper in our house last night. When I put the starter down on the table it was a toss up over whether we should eat it or paint it in watercolours. Continue reading

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Beef in Chocolate Sauce

Beef in chocolate

 

 

 

 

Its still Chocolate Week – just about – so that’s excuse enough for me to make another dish using chocolate. This time it’s a savoury one to follow on from my Chocolate and Chipotle Muffins earlier in the week. Chocolate was a savoury, or rather, bitter beverage long before it took on its sweet associations. Continue reading

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