Rhubarb and berry crumble

Food | 25th January 2014 | By

Today I fancied comfort food and I wanted the house to smell of cake. Sweet, easy, tasty, warm, yummy cake. I didn’t want to spend money on buying a cake Read more…

French Style Green Beans Salad

Food | 21st January 2014 | By

This green beans salad is quick and easy to make. It is much more than the sum of its part. Try it and it will be on your kitchen table Read more…

Roasted peppers stuffed with beetroot couscous

Food | 17th January 2014 | By

Inspired by Joan Byrne (@jemb123 on Twitter). She tweeted a picture of her lunch during the week and it had been in my head ever since. So here is my Read more…

Asperges en vinaigrette

Food | 17th January 2014 | By

Just like the Poireaux en Vinaigrette (http://recessionbitesblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/poireaux-en-vinaigrette/), asparagus with vinaigrette are a classic French starter. Ingredients (for a starter portion – this will serve 2): 1 bunch of white asparagus Read more…

Poireaux en vinaigrette

Food | 17th January 2014 | By

Leeks with a mignonette drizzle. This is a very classic French starter. It’s cheap and is dead handy to use up those couple of leeks wilting in the bottom of Read more…

Sauce Mignonette

Food | 17th January 2014 | By

This sauce is a condiment or can be used as a vinaigrette over crudites.  Particularly delicious on a freshly opened oyster. Ingredients: 2 shallots, red wine vinegar, cracked black pepper, Read more…

Squash and basil soup

Food | 14th January 2014 | By

A real winter warmer, this one! Ingredients: 1 squash, 2 onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 50 g of red lentils, 1 chilli, ginger (fresh if you have it), turmeric vegetable Read more…

Endives au jambon gratinées

Food | 13th January 2014 | By

The ultimate comfort food when it’s miserable outside. My granny used to make this for me as a treat on Wednesday afternoons. It’s a simple chicory and ham gratin. Ingredients:  Read more…

Béchamel sauce

Food | 13th January 2014 | By

You call it White Sauce or Roux. I call it Béchamel and I love it. It’s the basis of so many delicious dishes (lasagnes, gratins…) Here’s a quick how to. Ingredients: Read more…

Apple and carrot slaw

Food | 13th January 2014 | By

This was recommended to me last week by my work friend Viv so tried it on Saturday. It’s fresh and delicious. Ingredients:  4 carrots, 2 apples, a bit of fresh Read more…