Celeriac and Cyprus Potato Gratin
Celeriac and potatoes have a wonderful affinity, but the real delight of this recipe Cyprus potatos – their nutty taste and texture is perfect in a gratin.
Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables
Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.
Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce
Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.
Biscotti Eight Ways
I made eight flavours of biscotti as Christmas gifts. A bit mad, but lots of fun. The photo shows the hazelnut, orange and chocolate, and chocolate and chocolate flavour – the rest were eaten!
I was blown away by a nduja pizza I had in London. So naturally, I bought some the next time I was in my Italian deli…
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!