Padron Peppers are one of my favourite snacks to eat with a beer. These salty, sometimes fiery peppers are ready in minutes and transport me back to the first time I ate them in Barcelona.
This cabbage side dish is so good. The textures of pecan and fine apple slices go beautifully with cabbage. It’s incredibly easy to make and goes brilliantly with roast pork.
Made with lamb mince rather than beef, Shepherd’s Pie is an opportunity for beautiful flavours wrapped up in perfect comfort food. Minted peas are the ideal side dish for this family favourite.
Feta roasted with tomatoes, cannellini beans and figs is a simply beautiful autumn dish. I plonk the whole dish in the middle of the table then spread the soft, sweet and salty flavours onto warm bread and crackers.
Salmon is a powerhouse of post-natal nutrition. It’s loaded with nutrients that protect and improve brain function. Oh, and this dish has crispy salmon skin and slurpy noodles so it’s amazing!
Roasting Beetroots allow the beautiful, delicate flavour of this majestic vegetable to shine through. Just add olive oil, salt and sprigs of rosemary to create a perfect side dish.
We always end up growing more tomatoes than we can possibly eat in one summer so in September I pick the last of the crop and make sauces that I can use throughout the year.
Vegetable growing was tough this summer as the weather was even more unpredictable that usual. We had some successes and some straight up failures. Find out which was which.
Cauliflower Cheese is a stalwart of comfort food. You can serve it with Sunday dinner, gammon steaks or salmon fillets and I’ve been known to eat the leftovers cold straight from the fridge.
We eat rice at least once a week and I make fluffy rice using this method that needs 1 minute of effort and 20 minutes of cooking. Ditch those plastic packets and make better rice using this fool-proof method.