Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This recipe was inspired by a one I saw on the Kraft website. I have added my own twists (feta instead of cheddar for example), and now its one of my favourite go-to salads. Yes, I have reached that stage in life where I have ‘go-to salads’. I also add cucumber and basil which weren’t…

spice sweetcorn fritters

Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters

Sweetcorn is one of my favourite vegetables. Its sweet and crunchy, and as bright as the summer sun. It’s so versatile too, that I like to try and use it as much as I can throughout the summer. In this recipe, I used tinned corn, but if you can get it, fresh corn straight off…

bacon and tomato salsa with avocado cream

Bacon and Tomato Salsa with an Avocado Cream

Here is a relatively easy salsa to accompany whatever dish you like. It is a simple salsa that is easy to customise, and an avocado cream dip that cries out for nachos or tortilla chips. I served it with some Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters (come back this Saturday for the recipe). I made it with coriander,…

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

This an extremely easy recipe, and is also a great introduction to cooking with squash for those that have not cooked with it before. Squash, when raw, is incredibly hard so you need to make sure your knife is sharp (but watch those fingers, m’kay?). However, when you cook it, it becomes soft and sweet. It’s natural…

Boston Beans

Boston Beans

I first heard of Boston Beans on one of the many American cooking shows shown on FoodNetwork. I made them for the first time a couple of Halloweens ago, and served with potato wedges. I had a hankering for cheese scones recently, and my husband suggested Boston Beans to go with it. It works so…

Southern style fried okra

Southern Style Fried Okra

When I was in the States last year, one of the things I got to try for the first time was fried okra. Bizarrely, it was at a chinese buffet restaurant, but next to the wontons and noodles there was a section of popular southern food. I had heard okra mentioned on TV etc, but…