Spring Favourites

Spring is here and in full swing! I've certainly enjoyed the warmer weather and I'm looking forward to cooking with some tasty summery fruit and veg in a couple of months time. In the mean tie, here are some of my favourite spring/summer recipes to eat alongside usual, more wintery meals to add a little … Continue reading Spring Favourites

Dinner Parties and Cooking for Friends: Tips for Students

I absolutely love cooking for my friends and family, there's nothing quite like sitting down to a tasty meal with plenty to drink and some  of your favourite people around you. Cooking for others is such a satisfying and enjoyable thing to do, one that your friends too will appreciate (I hope) and may even … Continue reading Dinner Parties and Cooking for Friends: Tips for Students

Christmas Butternut Squash Pate

It's a little bit early to be planning Christmas recipes, but this one would be great for a dip at Christmas parties or on some crostinis for a canape with a little soft cheese.  I love the combination of flavours here, it really evokes Christmas without having to use the typical turkey, cranberry and chipolata … Continue reading Christmas Butternut Squash Pate

Chilli Mint Smashed New Potatoes

I really love this quick potato recipe, potatoes can be dull if just plainly boiled so I think the addition of chilli and fresh herbs in this recipe is a great idea.  This is also a good way to use up any leftover soft herbs and chillis you have knocking about in your fridge.  I've … Continue reading Chilli Mint Smashed New Potatoes

Curried Winter Veg with Feta

It's the perfect season at the moment for winter veg like squash, swede and parsnip.  One of my favourite ways to have these tasty veg is curried in a salad or, once roasted, whizzed up into a chunky soup with yoghurt and bread. The robust curry flavours work so well against mild flavoured root veg, … Continue reading Curried Winter Veg with Feta

Tomato, Thyme and Mozzerella Rotolo

This recipe is inspired by one of the first Jamie Oliver recipes I cooked, and it's a really great crowd pleaser. I love the taste of sweet tomato and woody thyme, I've also used balsamic vinegar to cut through the flavoursome filling. Mozzerella is the perfect melting cheese, and this dish only being in the … Continue reading Tomato, Thyme and Mozzerella Rotolo

Brunch Beans

A perfect accompaniment to a lazy Sunday brunch or just on their own with toast and chopped parsley, these beans are versatile and delicious. I love adding Worcestershire Sauce to dishes like this, it adds a lovely savoury taste to the beans. The dried herbs and paprika are staples in much of my cooking and … Continue reading Brunch Beans