Category Archives: FIRST COURSE

Maneesh

Happily locked away in Cornwall, it’s a wine and ‘pick and lick’ menu at lunchtime. For my contribution at the table it needs something easily made (I am on holiday), and great for dipping or holding food that someone else expertly … Continue reading

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Crab Linguine

Summer, and in England at least crab comes into its own. I have used it elsewhere on this blog but sometimes with the heat of some chili and silky smooth pasta it can make a lovely, but light dish. If … Continue reading

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Lamb Meatballs with Warm Yoghurt

All the flavours of the East, with a delicate sauce over the gently cooked swiss chard. Most if not all these dry ingredients will be in your store cupboard, and brought together in this recipe produce a highly flavoured and wonderful meal. Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Potatoes, Chorizo and Eggs.

Saturday morning’s a great time for brunch. Up later than normal, too early to bother with a wait for lunch, but looking for something more substantial to see you through the shopping or the rest of the day until dinner. … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Mackerel with Side Salad

So Spring has sprung. Yet the problem is that the weather can be so variable. Yes, I want to move (ok with some resistance) away from the heavier and warming foods of winter, but I am not yet willing to … Continue reading

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Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Makes about 15 I don’t know what it was that made me want to make these, but it has been a long term plan.  I had some delicious croquettes at Fino the then sister restaurant to Barrafina in London: crisp … Continue reading

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Spinach Feta Pie

What is it at the moment, that makes me want to recreate recipes that remind me of living in America? Yes, I know this is more a Greek dish, but I lived in Texas where the weather is hotter all the … Continue reading

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