Roasted Walnut and Sage Pesto

I recently collected what I can only assume will be my last glut of sage from the garden. I was slightly overwhelmd by the amount that I harvested and set about thinking what I could do with it (besides drying it for future use) that would make good use of its super tasty qualities. That [...]

Caribbean Carrot Punch

After a recent discovery of a few bags of forgotten carrots in the fridge, memories of my nan and her Carrot Punch recipe came back to me. I thought I would reinterpret her original version with a healthier lighter option and create something that would suit most dietary requirements. Enjoy! Enjoy this? You might also [...]

Almond Apricot Walnut Tart with Butterscotch Sauce

Do you ever fancy something a bit out of the ordinary, a bit decadent, a bit Parisian patisserie?  Well I do and often owing to the ingredients that these delightful looking gems include I refrain.  But never one to do without and feel hard done by I have come up with a very decadent little [...]

Candied Kumquat Creme

I recently received a small bag of kumquats in my weekly veg box delivery scheme.  I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do with them but thought that a dessert might be really the best thing…being the dessert lady that I am.  Having never candied a bean and often seeing lovely looking fruity gems [...]

Valentine Love Feast part II

You may choose to go the full monty with all of the courses for this Valentine Love Feast or decide to woo your special someone simply with this decadent dessert.  I think which ever you have time to do they will truly appreciate you efforts.  I thought given the nature of the date I would [...]

Almond Cardamom Bites

There are some days when you need a little pick-me-up, something that will tide you over until dinner or if you are anything like me just a little tasty treat that you can have with a cuppa on a gloomy day.  These little bites are like a burst of sunshine with their zesty lemon-ness and [...]

Irish Moss Mornings

I don’t know about you, but I am in need of some serious va va vroom during these winter mornings.  It takes a while for my cogs to start turning particularly on those gloomy grey days.  Having recently had a conversation with a very good friend of mine about health and wellbeing. He mentioned Irish [...]

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 [...]

Ginger Nut Smoothie

  Mornings have started to get a bit carb dense in our house recently so I have taken the initiative to whip up a few new smoothie mixes to get us liquid and light until lunch. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 organic banana 2 inch piece of organic ginger peeled and grated 500 ml filtered water [...]