Stewed Sprouted Black Eye Beans

Sometimes you fancy something that tastes of home, that fills the kitchen full of aromas from what can seem like another lifetime ago.  You fancy something that reminds you of time spent with family in places near and far and that brings warmth and memories of sunshine.  Alternatively you may just fancy something tasty and [...]

Fennel, Mint and Tomato Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Today we had a glimmer of summer, so I promptly went into garden to see what greenery there was to munch and also what I could rescue from the fridge in a bid to extend the summer feeling.  When faced with a bulb of fennel, a bunch of mint, some baby plum tomatoes and random [...]

Garden Greens with Tamari, Ginger & Lime

  So, I finally made it out into the garden in between the showers of rain and to my surprise there was a fair few greens ready for the taking…ok so some of them had bolted but I thought the flowers were pretty and made a nice feature on the windowsill.  A quick turn in [...]

Warm Griddled Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

What a week!  In fact I should say what a few weeks.  A lost camera lead, general technology meltdown, a virus and a lost recipe notepad….wowzers.  Thank goodness today’s recipe is straight forward in both the ingredients and method.  Such a chirpy little salad with its bold hits of flavour made me yearn for the [...]

The Day After the Night Before: Brunch

  I went to bed really late last night and I have had a very physically busy week so when I finally awoke from my sleepy haze I was ready for something substantial to eat.  Not technically a day that would normally involve a lazy brunch, but I thought that I would treat myself and [...]

Broad Bean Garlic Pate with Coriander Oil

I really really love hummus but sometimes you just need a bit of a change.  Something else to add into the mix and offer a new solution to the “now what shall I spread on this?” dilemma.  This quick and easy little recipe is just the ticket, easily adaptable to encompass a range of seasonal [...]

Valentine Love Feast Part I

So it is nearly that time of year again….that special time which either makes you want to gag or  turn into cupid himself.  I fall somewhere in between…whilst I am up for the romance (who wouldn’t be especially from the lovely Mr R?) having to make the effort after a day at work can be [...]

Jamaican Yam & Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Cherry Tomato Oregano sauce and Faux Parmesan

I have always wondered about the inclusion of alternative ingredients to a gnocchi recipe and in my wisdom decided to test it out with some Jamaican staples that I had at home over the festive season.  In actual fact it turned out to be little more wholesome than the gnocchi that you may know and [...]

Hot Pepper Passion

My husband loves pepper sauce. When I say he loves it, I mean that given the opportunity he will put it with everything and I did not realise how far his pepper passion went until a recent trip to Trinidad to visit his family.  His mom made it, his aunty made and they both made [...]

It’s All Going Butter Bean Crazy!

Ok, so it is another butter bean recipe.  What can I say?  I like ‘em. I ordered some with my veg box, I hadn’t used them until now and I am coming to terms with just how versatile the humble butter bean can be.  Maybe I have just overlooked this over-sized legume in favour of [...]

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