Cajun rainbow trout, with Cajun courgettes

We love this rainbow trout recipe and it’s on earlier posts if you’d like to know a little more about it.  Today we boiled some new potatoes and gave them a quick roast by drizzling a little olive oil over (once crushed a little), with cumin, chipotle powder, thyme, oregano and a little salt.  Just…

Simply called “Bar nuts”

Taken directly from Nigella Lawson’s post today on Facebook (link to her recipe here)… delicious, very moreish and dangerous to have the full amount cooked when there are only two of you!! Essentially mixed raw nuts which you bake/roast, salt, dark sugar, cayenne pepper, and fresh chopped rosemary.

Marrow & chickpea curry!

We love a good curry and when nature gifts you massive marrows that are too large to stuff and have as a meal for 2, it’s time to get inventive!!! The recipe we based our dinner on his here from the BBC Goodfood site. The marrow we had to use up was rather large, so we…

Turkish dishes! First time makes!

With so many wonderful fresh ingredients available this time of year, I set a challenge in a Facebook group I’m in to cook a Mediterranean meal each week from a list of 3 alternating countries that border the Med’.  It’s been an exciting challenge!  This week with the countries on offer we elected to go…

Bunny bolognese

This little treat is a Jamie Oliver recipe (link here) which is a recipe we’ve gone back to again and again!  We are lucky enough to have access to local game, so our CO2 footprint with this recipe is negligible, it’s healthy as rabbit is naturally low in fat and the cooking method ensures all…

Malabi, coconut milk pudding

We based our pudding on this wonderful recipe link here from “The Spruce Eats”, which is a website we’ve made a fair few recipies from now!  We can recommend them! Essentially you are making a coconut milk jelly for the bottom of your dish, then adding fruit and nuts etc of choice for the top. We’d…

Garlic & chilli mushrooms

This is one of my hubby’s favourite sides.  He always uses so much garlic, chopped by hand so you get large lumps of garlic too!  We started adding fresh chillies because we like them.  It’s a simple recipe, honest! Melt some butter in a pan, chop your garlic and chillies up into sensible sized pieces…

Purple powered lunch!

I’ve have had a purple inspired lunch today, with home made purple slaw and some “blushing pickled eggs” and home grown explosive ember chillies, absolutely divine! The pickled eggs are from a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s “Every Day Super Food” recipe book. Here’s a link to the book on amazon (click here), but it’s available…

Our “healthier” sausage, egg and chips

Sometimes you want comfort food, something you fondly remember from your childhood, which you know now is bad for you, but that little craving voice is still there…. May I introduce our healthier take on this British staple?!  Oven chips, the thick chunky ones, so there is more potato and less fat.  Two small sausages,…

Spiced ginger and rhubarb cake

I absolutely love rhubarb but hubby hates it!   I’ve tried this year to make some savoury items with it too, in the hope that we’d find something we both liked, but that’s sadly not worked for him.  All the better for me though, I can make what I like with it now and don’t have…