Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs in tomato sauce

There are a huge range of really good quality sausages available now.  Many of them are proudly made by your local butcher, but even supermarket’s are stocking some great gourmet sausages.  So just take a look at the ingredients to make sure they have a goodmeat content, and choose a … Continue Reading

Shannon’s Salmon Skewers

Salmon Skewers

I spotted a recipe for salmon skewers and forwarded it to my lovely client Shannon as she loves fish and cooking on the barbecue.  She tweaked the original recipe and this is her version.  I think it’s really unusual to have pineapple and salmon but the combination works really well, … Continue Reading



What is the difference between frittata and a Spanish Omlette? For me the only difference is that a frittata is new potatoes and a Spanish Omlette is skinless ‘old’ potatoes. I’m not sure if that is accurate, but that’s how we differentiate in our house.
There are times of the … Continue Reading

Greek Salad with Edamame Beans

Greek Salad with Edamame Beans

I know purists will hate me for adding beans to this salad, but I love their crunch texture and I generally have a bag in my freezer and I add them to lots of dishes.  I think they are a really easy way of upping your daily intake of veggies, … Continue Reading

No Shop Bean Stew

Bean Stew

I made this stew the other day when we arrived back from our holiday, I really didn’t want take-out but arrived home on a Sunday evening when the shops were closed.  It uses ingredients that I always have in my house, and you could easily swap and substitute.  It would … Continue Reading

Super Easy Crab Linguine

Crab past

This is the simplest meal ever, no chopping and cooks as quick as your pasta.  It uses both white and brown crab meat, the brown melts into the oil and butter to provide an unctuous fishy sauce.
You can use any pasta you like, we have very large appetites … Continue Reading


Yesterday I received my order from The British Quinoa company and I was desperate to try it out tonight.  I’d a really long day working at a clients offices, so I didn’t have a great deal of time, or energy, to cook. I was also cooking just for me as … Continue Reading