Fridge Forage Tart

Foraging at home and beyond This was a bit of a triumph and one of my most successful fridge forage sessions. Veg box leftovers (chard, leeks and courgettes in this case), the last of the wild garlic pesto I’d made with some bounty from Hampstead Heath, a bit of somewhat “vintage” cheddar and cream that…

Fattoush salad

Salad days I love this middle Eastern salad and to be honest I could tuck into it any time of year. Now that spring is upon us, it’s definitely a good time to start serving this crisp, fresh dish. It originated in northern Lebanon and always featured some leftover toasted bread, often pitta. Fattoush will…

Cranachan (a sort of trifle)

Burns Night Delight Cranachan is a Scottish dessert, traditionally made to celebrate the raspberry harvest in June. It’s also often served as part of a Burns Night supper, which would be in January, long before the Scottish raspberry season, but these days you can from time to time stray from what is strictly seasonal. It’s…

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff I love this recipe – it’s quite quick and easy to put together and it’s so luxurious, with that cream and brandy (or wine if you prefer). Stroganoff is a Russian dish, traditionally made with sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce made with sour cream. It’s often made with beef and…

BLT salad

A BLT Salad

Fairly Quick, Very Easy and Utterly Delicious This is a great salad for an easy weekday dinner. Of course, you can have it for lunch if you prefer, or even dinner. It’s perfect at any time of year: a little bit cold, but with a bit of warmth. If you’ve got time on your side,…