Mini Meatball Fedilini
This is a clever way with meat balls. As small individual portions it makes an elegant Italian starter. The smaller-sized meatballs and thin spaghetti also make a fun and wholesome dish for children. Or piled high on a big platter it makes a great family dish to share around the table.
This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.
These Mexican-style meatballs in a smoky chipotle sauce are a great antidote to the coming Christmas fare.
Bangers ‘n’ Squash
Sausages and seasonal squash make a great combo. Here they are served with sage and onion gravy to make a perfect autumn supper.
Bangers ‘n’ Mash – Spanish Style with Butternut Squash Mash
With this bangers and mash recipe, the sausages and potatoes are replaced with chorizo and seasonal butternut squash mash and the gravy is replaced with a Spanish pepper sauce.
If you’ve been pining, like me, for a real taste of California, here it is, an Orange Julius you can make at home!
Dad’s Californian Salad with Artichokes and Fresh Vegetables
A delicious salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in my childhood home!
I’ve posted another recipe for fish taco using salmon. This versions has a developed sauce which is rather like a Mexican tartar sauce. I’ve also added street-style corn on the cob which is a perfect accompaniment.
Bavette Open Steak Sandwich Au Jus
This open ‘sandwich’ was devised for our Californian Dreamin’ 2 Supper Club. It’s based on a ‘French Dip’ sandwich, which was invented in Los Angeles in the early 20th Century.
Lemon Tart, Meringue, Mock Boysenberry Coulis, Berries
This was devised as the dessert for our California Dreamin’ 2, Supper Club.
Black Cherry Sachertorte
A classic chocolate torte, but I’ve used black cherry conserve instead of apricot jam – when you add a big swirl of whipped cream – it becomes a Black Forest gateaux Sachertorte!
Lemon Curd Cupcakes
These were inspired by a jar of Classic Lemon Curd, by Scarlett & Mustard from Liberty.
I was surprised by the beautiful colours of this dish. It made me pine for the Mediterranean sun.