Caramelised fennel tart with rosemary spelt pastry

Why do all the supermarkets not stock this superb vegetable? It is a very versatile recipe and there are several ways to eat it: stewed, roasted, grilled, sauteed, mashed. Some people dislike the strong aniseed of fennel but they obviously haven’t tried when it’s cooked and becomes beautifully caramelised and sweet. Fish will be happy … Read more

Coconut & mango granola

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There are endless granola recipes online so you’re probably thinking, or more likely yelling, “we don’t need another!” This recipe is very good so I had to share it with you. It’s tropical sunshine-in-a-bowl and provides the perfect antidote to the drab chilly weather outside, and who doesn’t need some of that right now? Now … Read more

Marinated aubergines

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OK, this is an Ottolenghi recipe so I can’t claim this one of my own creations. I just love aubergines and their ability to absorb flavors – this dish is one of the tastiest ways to serve them, with the marinade and dressing providing extra layers of flavour. This dish is one of my best … Read more

Lemon and cardamon drizzle cake

Lemon and cardamon drizzle cake

This heavenly cake is taken from Lucas Hollweg’s Good Things To Eat book. He has a very easy, approachable style and straight-forward utterly delicious recipes so it’s definitely a book that will get dog-eared and stained through regular use. This cake has a moist, crumbly texture with a tart lemon and subtle cardamom back-note. I … Read more

Cherry bakewell cake

Cherry bakewell cake

With the rain dripping down the kitchen pane and the endless heavy grey days, there was an urgent need for a tea-time treat! Almost a whole month devoid of sunshine was more than enough motivation to make me break my healthy eating phase and seek some solace in a moreish cake. I was rooting in … Read more

‘Exotic’ banana & Brazil nut bread

‘Exotic’ banana & Brazil nut bread

Everyone likes bananas, right? It’s meant to be the most popular fruit in the UK (according to sales anyway), but I’ve met a fair few people in my time who detest them with a passion. I’m sitting on the fence between loving and loathing these tropical boomerangs: a banana cooked slowly on the glowing embers … Read more