Tomato & Chilli Jam

Tomato & Chilli Jam

If you are lucky enough to have a glut of tomatoes this is a great way to use them up. It keeps for ages in the fridge and works well with lots of things, including the fish cakes. It is a very natural alternative to more processed shop-bought chilli sauces. 500g very...
Red Pepper Hummus

Red Pepper Hummus

A spicy hummus that keeps well in a sterilized jar in the fridge 1 red bell pepper 1 red chilli pepper Olive oil 400g tin of chickpeas, drained Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed Ground cumin 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil Pinch paprika Salt and pepper...
Smoked haddock gratin

Smoked haddock gratin

500g smoked haddock (or mix of smoked and fresh white fish for a less strong taste) 2 big handfuls of spinach leaves, stalks removed 225ml cream (or crème fraiche or mix of milk and cream to make it less rich) Good pinch of cayenne pepper Generous grating of nutmeg...
Black-eyed beans with mushrooms

Black-eyed beans with mushrooms

225g dry beans or 1 400g tin of cooked beans 225g mushrooms, cut into 3mm slices 4tbsp sunflower oil 1tsp whole cumin seeds 1 inch cinnamon stick 150g onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 400g peeled + chopped tomatoes 2tsp ground coriander seeds 1tsp...
Courgette Bread

Courgette Bread

200g grated courgette 225g plain flour 50g shelled pistachio nuts 1tsp sugar ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp chilli powder/cayenne pepper 1tsp baking powder 6tbsp olive oil 2 eggs 2 fluid oz water 1tsp salt Preheat oven to 180oc fan, oil a 1lb loaf tinPut grated courgettes...
Carrot muffins

Carrot muffins

(makes approx. 12) 2 eggs 100g soft brown sugar 150ml sunflower oil 150g finely ground wholemeal flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda, sieved 1tsp baking powder 100g raw carrots grated 50g mixed seeds 50g dried cranberries 25g sultanas Preheat oven to 200oc/400of/gas mark...
Tapenade

Tapenade

A really tasty dip for crudites or pitta breads 110g stoned black olives 50g anchovy fillets 1tbsp capers 1tbsp Dijon mustard 1tbsp lemon juice Freshly ground pepper Whizz all ingredients togetherAdd 4tbsp olive oilStore in sterilized jar in fridge – keeps for months...
Chickpea and cauliflower curry

Chickpea and cauliflower curry

1tbsp sunflower oil 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2.5cm peeled and grated ginger 2cm of peeled and grated turmeric (or 1tsp ground turmeric) 1 green chilli, finely chopped (leave seeds in for more spice) 2tsps hot curry powder 300ml vegetable...
Rich chocolate cake

Rich chocolate cake

1 dessertspoon melted butter, for greasing tin 150g dark chocolate, chopped 125g butter 150g caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 55g plain flour or ground almonds Chocolate glaze: 110g dark chocolate, chopped 2tbsp milk 45g butter Preheat oven to 160oc/325of/gas mark...
Beetroot & Ginger Relish

Beetroot & Ginger Relish

This is lovely as part of a salad or a sandwich filler –  a bit messy to make but worth it 450g raw beetroot, peeled and grated 225g onions, chopped 50g butter 3tbsp sugar 30ml sherry vinegar 125ml red wine 2tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated Sweat onions...
Pasta with goat’s cheese

Pasta with goat’s cheese

350g pasta 1tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1tsp fresh thyme, chopped 2 bay leaves 1tsp balsamic vinegar 400g tin chopped tomatoes 100g baby spinach leaves 1tbsp basil pesto 100g soft goats’ cheese, crumbled 2tbsp pine nuts, toasted...
30 day muffins

30 day muffins

  These are a great standby – the batter will keep in the fridge for up to 30 days and the baked muffins freeze well. Raspberries or blueberries are a lovely alternative to chocolate – you can even add frozen berries directly to the mix Ingredients 2...