First published 2015. Republished with updated content Jan 2021.
This classy fig appetiser is an easy recipe that combines the sweet, honeyed flavour of figs, with the smoky, savoury sweetness of the bacon jam and the creamy, piquant brie. An explosion of flavours in every mouthful! Fig Appetiser Recipe A quick search online will reveal countless recipes for all things fig: stuffed, topped and […]
This Red Chilli Pesto Omelette is yet another recipe using one of my favourite sauces – pesto! Specifically, chilli pesto. But first, how are you all doing? In lockdown? Or voluntary isolation? Wherever you are, I hope you are keeping well and keeping safe. As you’ll know from the last post, I’m doing a series […]
I just love the sweet nature of butternut squash, and my favourite way with it is when it’s roasted. Any crispy edges just add a further caramelised flavour. To this sweet flavour from the butternut, we add creamy in the form of burrata and spicy from the chilli, basil and olive oil. I’m using a […]
Caponata is rather similar to the French ratatouille, the Jewish Matbucha and the filling for the Turkish Imam Bayildi. Some call it vegetable stew, but I think it’s too dry to fall in that category, so a cooked salad it is, as far as I’m concerned. Caponata Siciliana Like any old, favourite recipe, caponata comes […]
This Salsa Morada Fresca, or Fresh Purple Salsa, is like a salad. It’s made with purple tomatillos, purple basil, purple serrano and red onion. The result is a darkly coloured, fragrant, sharp and tangy salsa with hints of spice from the basil, as well as the chillies. This is a salsa that I first thought […]