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Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

British Tomato Week: Tomato, pesto and goats cheese tarts

Gotta love a tomato tart! These little ones are great for a light lunch served with a salad or served with early evening drinks with friends. The tomato, goats cheese, puff pastry combo is fantastic. I spread pesto on first which adds a nice herby flavour. When my pesto ran out I sprinkled a generous […]

Fish recipes, Uncategorized

Pan fried cod with a cockle and brown shrimp sauce

I do love fish but I’m certainly not adventurous enough when it comes to cooking it. I recently went to a lovely London pub and had a dish of sole with brown shrimps which was delectable. My cousin who I was lunching with went for a sea bream dish which had cockles in the sauce. […]

Recipes, Sauce recipes, Thoughts, Vegetarian recipes

The story of monkey gland sauce

Monkey gland sauce is a South African barbecue-style sauce usually served with steaks or burgers. Non South Africans wince when you order it in restaurants, but don’t worry, it doesn’t involve any monkeys or any glands. I’ve been on a mission to find out the story behind its name and who invented it when – […]

Poultry recipes, Recipes, Recipes with leftovers, Salad recipes, Uncategorized

Chicken, litchi and cucumber salad

Another fantastically easy salad. I had roast chicken left in the fridge from the weekend so came up with a combination of light, summery ingredients that I could match with them. A delicious combo. 10 litchis, peeled, destoned and halved 1 small cucumber, cut into ribbons using a vegetable peeler 1 packet of microleaves, pea […]

Fish recipes, Recipes, Salad recipes, Starter recipes

Smoked mackerel, watercress and horseradish potato salad

This salad is quick to make and the combination of firm new potatoes, zesty horseradish and the peppery mackerel and watercress is just perfect. I served it with beetroot which is also the perfect match with all the other ingredients. It also works well as a starter, just make the portions smaller. Serves 4 500g […]

Cook with Biltong, Meat recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

The Cook with Biltong Club: Biltong and guacamole blinis

It’s time for my monthly recipe using that fabulous ingredient – biltong. Three simple elements make up the most fantastic canapes that will wow your guests. Heat the biltong in the oven for about 5 mins on about 120C before you top the blinis with it, it really brings out the flavour. This is real […]