Category Archives: FIRST COURSE

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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Stuffed Courgette Flowers

So, I remember first eating these in Hugo’s restaurant in Houston. Take the flowers of a courgette stuff with cream and herbs then deep fry in batter – who thought that one up?  I’m glad that they did, and it … Continue reading

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