Rhubarb and berry crumble

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...

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French Style Green Beans Salad

French Style Green Beans Salad

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...

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Roasted peppers stuffed with beetroot couscous

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...

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Asperges en vinaigrette

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...

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Poireaux en vinaigrette

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...

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Sauce Mignonette

Sauce Mignonette

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...

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Squash and basil soup

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...

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Endives au jambon gratinées

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....

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Béchamel sauce

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....

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Apple and carrot slaw

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...

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