The Versatility of Homemade Baked Beans

Home made baked beans are so versatile and can be used on their own with toast or crusty bread, or with eggs and sausages for breakfast. They can also be combined with pasta or rice for a great brunch or lunch. This recipe uses my favourite, butter beans, but could also be made with cannellini, borlotti or other beans. Oven roasted banana chillies, sage leaves … Continue reading The Versatility of Homemade Baked Beans

Lemon, Apple and Cardamom Cake

Cardamom is such a fragrant spice with an intense aromatic mint flavour that combines well with cinnamon and nutmeg. It is popular in baking around the world. This cake blends lemon, cardamom, cinnammon and nutmeg and is topped with a spiced apple. When using spices it is so nice to get the best flavour from them. Wherever possible freshly grinding your own spices will bring … Continue reading Lemon, Apple and Cardamom Cake

Oven Baked Pastrami and Potato Frittata

There is nothing more satisfying than a potato frittata. This recipe adds tasty pastrami and the subtle flavour of red French shallots, plenty of Parmesan cheese and ground pepper to make a really tasty baked frittata. Oven baking the potato slices makes the dish a little lighter but no less flavourful. It tastes wonderful hot or cold with a fresh mixed leaf salad. Oven Baked … Continue reading Oven Baked Pastrami and Potato Frittata

Pearl Onions in Tomato Balsamic Sauce

Pearl onions cooked in tomato sauce make a great side dish for any meal and are even delicious as a cold salad. ┬áThe combination of brown sugar, white balsamic vinegar and capers give the onions a lovely sweet and sour taste and the grape tomatoes make the sauce really flavourful and rich. Pearl Onions in Tomato Balsamic Sauce Ingredients: 500 g pearl onions 2 Tblsp … Continue reading Pearl Onions in Tomato Balsamic Sauce

Jackie’s Spicy Carrot and Celery Soup

Jackie has kindly shared her absolutely delicious soup recipe with us. Its perfect when all you have left left in the fridge is some carrots and celery. You can still make a delicious soup using some good stock and the fragrant kick of ground coriander and cumin. If you dry roast your coriander and cumin seeds and grind them yourself the flavour will be even … Continue reading Jackie’s Spicy Carrot and Celery Soup

Potato and Sausage Star

This lovely brunch or breakfast recipe uses potatoes, flavoured with herbs and cheese made into a delightful ten pointed star shape using your favourite sausages. Here we have used frankfurts that are so easy to cook with. You could however, cook any sausage to shape the star. The result is an attractive centrepiece that makes a very tasty and satisfying meal. Potato and Sausage Star … Continue reading Potato and Sausage Star

Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato

The sweet red capsicum, slowly cooked with potato and the caramelised sweetness of the Spanish onion with the flavourful tomatoes makes the perfect bed for cooking eggs to perfection in the oven. The vegetable mix can even be prepared ahead making this a quick and oh so tasty breakfast, brunch or light lunch. Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato Ingredients: 1 large capsicum 1 … Continue reading Baked Eggs with Capsicum, Tomato and Potato