Eggplant Caviar

This wonderful dip is a Gordon Ramsay recipe which I made from following his video of same but he calls it the British name Aubergine Caviar. The word caviar is used because the little seeds inside the eggplant were once referred to as poor man’s caviar. It is seriously delicious and very easy to make….

Gorgeous Gnocchi with Lemon and Peas

Every time we make mashed potatoes we always make a bit extra so we can use the leftovers for gnocchi, croquettes or potato scones. This Gordon Ramsay version of gnocchi is simple and irresistible. The delicate flavours and beautiful texture are worth the effort. Tips: Pass the potatoes through a ricer if you have one….

Fabulous Refried Beans

This easy recipe is an adaption of Chef John’s version of Refried Beans. If, like me, you have only had refried beans out of a tin then you are in for an epiphany… These are delicious and I make a pot once a month and freeze into portions. We have them over nachos, as a…

French Style Potato & Green Bean Salad

This sensational salad is an ideal light lunch or supper on its own or can be served as a side dish with a steak or salmon.  The flavours just burst out and it’s a lovely way to use up veggies at the end of the week…  Feel free to change ingredients – sweet potato can…

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…