Category Archives: Salads & Appetizers

Recipe – Olive & Toasted Walnut Crostini

These delicious, sophisticated little appetizers only take a few minutes to put together. You can make everything ahead and assemble them just a few minutes before you serve your guests with a nice glass of chilled Prosecco. I like to … Continue reading

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Recipe – Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples, Red Onion, Spinach & Orzo

Now that the weather is changing, I’m feeling nostalgic for childhood things like walking to school on misty, damp mornings with the smell of wet golden leaves all slick on the pavement, of bonfires and chrysanthemums – and the carpet … Continue reading

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Recipe – Ceviche with Shrimp

Ceviche is a traditional Latin American dish that involves ‘cooking’ small pieces of raw fish in citrus juices, then adding other ingredients such as onion, avocado, chili, tomatoes and cilantro (coriander leaf). However if you make it with shrimp as … Continue reading

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Recipe – Sweet Potato and Polenta Cakes with Rosemary

These delicious little sweet potato cakes go really well with roast lamb, pork, beef, chicken or turkey  – and reheated then next day, topped with a dollop of crème fraîche and some wood-smoked salmon, they were a huge hit at … Continue reading

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Recipe – Oven Roasted Baby Turnips with a Lemon & Herb Vinaigrette

Turnips can grow to be be as big as your head, are rather unappetizing and they’re frequently fed to livestock. However, if you’re lucky enough to find tiny baby turnips as I did at the farmers market the other day, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Watermelon Salsa

Fresh, fruity, versatile and totally summery, this fragrant salsa has quite a kick and goes brilliantly with grilled fish, chicken, sausages, burgers, pork, lamb, even beef kebabs – or just serve it with your favorite chips. If you can’t find … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta Salad with Anchovies, Parsley & Black Olives

Don’t dismiss this because of the word ‘anchovies’…this is one of the most delicious and simplest pasta salads, ever. I’ve been making it for well over 20 years and as I’ve frequently mentioned when anchovies show up in a recipe, … Continue reading

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