October 4, 2015

A Touch of Luxury: Amaretti Biscuits

amaretti biscuits

      For some reason I always believed baking amaretti biscuits was a difficult task. Perhaps because I remember an attempt not so long ago that didn’t quite work out. Actually, it was a complete disaster. This photograph is not from that attempt.     That photograph was from a later attempt. One which […]

Tuna Fusilli with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Tuna fusilli with olives and sun dried tomatoes

    We all love pasta in this house which is no bad thing when you consider how versatile it is to use and how quick it is to cook. We often throw together speedy recipes at the last minute when dinner time is looming but preparation time is in short supply. With just a few […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Tomato, Mozzarella and Melon Appetisers

Prosciutto wrapped tomato, melon and mozzarella appetisers

  This appetiser is a great dish to serve at a summer party or barbecue and the combination of sweet and savoury flavours is a real treat for the tastebuds!   Ingredients: 100g prosciutto crudo ham 125g mozzarella half a honeydew melon 100g cherry tomatoes Cocktail sticks   Method: Using a melon baller work through […]

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Homemade hummus

    There is nothing quite like making your very own hummus. It is a quick and easy recipe and costs far less to make your own than to buy. If you love hummus and haven’t tried making your own yet now is the time to begin. Once you do, you’ll never look back.   Ingredients: […]

Strawberry Mousse Cake

strawberry mousse cake

    A crunchy biscuit base topped with a sweet, creamy mousse made with fresh strawberries makes this a delicious summer treat for the whole family. This recipe makes one 9″ cake.   For the base: 150g butter 40g digestive biscuits 2tbsp caster sugar   For the mousse: 400g fresh strawberries ½ lemon 600ml double cream 100g […]

Parmesan Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables


  This is a quick, easy and nutritious accompaniment to main meals or a simple, tasty lunch. Either way, it’s delicious and healthy.   Serves 4   Ingredients: 1 courgette 1 aubergine Olive oil to coat Salt and pepper A handful of grated parmesan   Method: Wash and dry the courgette and aubergine then thinly […]