Fish a la Spetsae comes needless to say from the Greek island of Spetsai, one of the Saronic islands. If you like fish, tomatoes and a little bit of heat then this recipe is definitely for you and you can imagine the Greek sunshine as you enjoy eating it.
Kirsch is a classic drink but one that can be a tad expensive to buy. It is not a liqueur but instead is an infused alcohol which as well as being extremely tasty to drink is invaluable in the kitchen for cooking and baking.
These Greek fried meat balls can be served mini sized as a mezze starter as I’ve done here, or made in larger size and served as part of a main course with maybe chips and a salad on the side. I love them like this as a little nibble along with a chilled glass of…
Raspberry Mint Vodka is the perfect way to use up those bargain berries from the supermarket or making the best of the goodies in your garden. Make it now and save it for gifting at Christmas for a taste of summer sunshine.
For those new to the land of preseerves a cheese is not to be confused with the dairy product of the same name. A fruit cheese like this Spiced Cherry Cheese is a firmer version of jam often served with cheese and crackets etc.
A deconstructed peach melba is so much more fun and grown-up than the usual peach half and a dollop of ice-cream that so many restaurants think does the job. My version is healthy, sugar free and just jolly damn tasty, the perfect end to a super supper.
Basil lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink when the sun is shining and warming your skin as you bask in the glory that is summer. Aaah doesn’t that sound perfect, pity the reaity of the great British summer doesn’t always quite hit the mark!
Strawberry, sage and red wine jam is definitely one for the grown-ups. This is not your sickly sweet confection that the kids would splatter all over sandwiches and toast, oh no this mixes sweet with savoury and just a touch of boozy fun. The perfect preserve really!