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…

Alzheimers Society Cupcake Day

Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day

Alzheimer’s Society run a Cupcake Day each year in June to raise much needed funds. This year I will be taking part by baking a few dozen cupcakes and selling them at work. I have even roped in a few colleagues in the office to contribute. Everyone else will be urged, compelled or coerced into…

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,…

Creamy Fish Pie

Creamy Fish Pie

This version of the classic fish pie is creamy in texture but doesn’t actually contain any cream. The luscious sauce that coats the fish is made from a roux with the same milk that the fish is sautéed in, giving it tons of flavour. The whole thing is topped off with a cheesy mash. This…

Japanese Chicken and Rice Soup

This soup is pretty quick to prepare so ideal for a mid-week supper. The Japanese element is brought by the mirin and miso paste – both essential in Japanese cooking. Mirin is a type of rice wine, though with a lower alcohol content than sake. Miso is a paste made of fermented soybeans which adds a wonderful savoury…