Halloumi and herby pesto open sandwich

The news that I, like many others, will be working from home at least until January, has made me very happy. This is largely to the fact that I can make my lunches in my own kitchen. No more waiting to use the microwave in my office’s teeny tiny kitchen, no more suspicious salmon waftContinue reading “Halloumi and herby pesto open sandwich”

Tomatoes, capers and feta on toast

I’ve never been a salad person, so when the weather gets sweltering it can be hard to find a summer lunch that isn’t just a concoction of leaves, grains and dressings (as lovely as that sounds). So naturally, I often resort to *things on toast*, and this is my new favourite. It’s in part inspiredContinue reading “Tomatoes, capers and feta on toast”

Butter bean, squash and tomato salad

I’m a big fan of packed lunches you only have to make once. I’ll make a salad like this one on a Sunday night and not have to think about making a packed lunch for the next 5 days – dreamy! There’s a nice combination of summer and autumn in this recipe too – freshContinue reading “Butter bean, squash and tomato salad”

Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni

My sunshine pasta is exactly the kind of thing I like to cook, midweek, when there’s still some sun lingering on from the day, but it’s getting a bit nippy outside. The sweet tomatoes complement the creamy ricotta and little bites of basil very nicely too. It’s safe to say I think I’ve found myContinue reading “Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni”

Glastonbury Food Guide 2017

Another year, another Glastonbury Festival food guide. This year’s edition features both new and old favourites, from spicy Thai and paella to pie and mash. Although this year’s festival was missing a few classics (namely Yeo Valley Yoghurt and the much missed Tapas breakfast), I still managed to scout out some tasty new dishes. NewContinue reading “Glastonbury Food Guide 2017”

Recipe Review: Delicious Magazine’s Broccoli and Almond Salad

I recently made this dish for a celebratory dinner with my housemates, and it went down very well indeed. Far from boring old boiled broccoli, this salad screams ‘eat me’ with it’s garlic oil coated chopped almonds and heat from fresh strips of red and green chillies. This recipe is from the July 2017 editionContinue reading “Recipe Review: Delicious Magazine’s Broccoli and Almond Salad”

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 littleContinue reading “Spring Favourites”

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Orzo Pasta with Feta

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a big bowl of pasta after a long day. As a student, however, eating pasta and tomato sauce day after day can get a little bit dull. Orzo pasta is great for making a more interesting, but comfortingly familiar, dinner. Its a little bit like risotto rice ( orzo meansContinue reading “Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Orzo Pasta with Feta”

Review: River Cottage Veg Cookery Course

I started the day at 9.30am with a very bumpy ride down the hill from the car park to the farm HQ in a tractor and trailer. Apparently there had been a very boozy wedding at the farm recently and it was easy to see the appeal of the location as the grey morning mistContinue reading “Review: River Cottage Veg Cookery Course”

Roasted Summer Veg with Herby Pesto Dressing

I haven’t posted a recipe in a really long time so I was really looking forward to making something new and summery to kick start my blog again.  As my studying is winding down, I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut, unsure of what to buy, where to start and what to cook. Continue reading “Roasted Summer Veg with Herby Pesto Dressing”