Tag: home made

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book: Cooking with Nonna

Today I’m back in the kitchen and I’m transporting you to Italy. Through its food, of course, and delicious dishes from the fabulous book Cooking with Nonna. Italian grandmothers are legendary for their recipes and for passing on their skills and ideas down the generations. My grandmothers and mother were never much into cooking which […]

Recipes, Uncategorized

Recipe: My traditional shepherd’s pie

So we’re back in London after the eerie experience of a repatriation flight from Cape Town. Organised by the British government, it was like a military operation through two deserted airports (except for us), with everyone masked up and observing serious social distancing. It took 18 hours door-to-door – and what a relief to get […]

Poultry recipes, Recipes

Barbecue, roast and smoke in the Char-Broil Big Easy

So today I’ve got something new and different for you. Isn’t that exciting? I have recently been delivered the UK’s first Gas three-in-one barbecue. It’s called the Char-Broil Big Easy and it’s a neat grill (barbecue), smoker and roaster with a stylish somewhat sci-fi look to it. It’s now occupying pride of place in my […]

Recipes, Vegetarian recipes

Recipe: A delicious relish called Gungai

Today I’m sharing a wonderful recipe that my friend Esme made for us. It’s a relish that’s a mix of fresh, finely chopped ingredients and adds a real chilli bite and plenty of crunch to your plate of food. It’s particularly good with barbecued food – if it ever stops raining and you can light your barbecue […]

Meat recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Recipe: The Black Farmer’s burgers with roast red vegetables

Today I’ve been asked to sample some beef burgers from The Black Farmer. The company was set up by Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones and produces gluten-free products that are also RSPCA assured which means the company has a vision for all farm animals to have a good life and be treated with compassion and respect. Well, I’m […]

Recipes, Salad recipes, Vegetarian recipes

Recipe: Roast vegetable salad with rocket, feta and pine nuts

Summer’s here – well sort of – today’s decidedly autumnal actually. Anyway, what can you do, it’s June, so for me that means it’s time to barbecue/braai as much as possible. Which also gives me the excuse to experiment with different salads. I made an impromptu version of this one earlier in the year with what I […]