Simple vegetable dishes are a staple of Mediterranean cooking and these honey roasted courgettes with feta are a little taste of Greek sunshine on a plate. Ideal for serving as part of a meze style starter with other small dishes or as a vegetable side dish to your main course.
When you think of relishes and chutney you tend to think of veggies and savoury flavours, well my strawberry and raspberry relish brings a whole new dimension to the relish department, sweet and savoury and delicious!
Pesto Ice-cream, have I lost you completely now? Do you think I have lost the plot entirely, a savoury ice-cream, is she totally mad? No, dear reader my pesto ice-crream may well be savoury in nature but it makes a jolly good dessert and it’s definitely something different at a dinner party!
Simple scones, traditional tea table fair and very much a Scottish staple really. While scones come in all different types from cheese or fruit to treacle, these simple scones are the basics and simple is very often best.
Strawberries, strawberries everywhere just now and gorgeous redcurrants too. This strawberry and redcurrant jam brings both of these gorgeous red goodies together in a jam that is just perfect for toast, scones or spreading inside a simple Victoria sponge cake.
This is summer eating at it’s best, light yet filling, healthy and tasty too. My salmon and pesto rolls make the perfect lunch to eat outdoors with friends (should the weather oblige) or a good light supper dish too served with this Provencal style salad.
Desserts for summer tend to fall straight into the ice-cream and sugar packed creamy things variety. Yes they are lovely and I do make plenty of those, but sometimes something lighter is called for and my tutti fruity sugar free sorbet hits the spot perfectly. Sweet, spoonable delight and sugar free too.
Who doesn’t love using sun dried tomatoes in their cooking. They are packed with amazing flavour and ramp up the tomatoness of any dish from spaghetti sauce to soups and dips. My homemade oven dried tomatoes in oil are the nearest we in the UK can get to the sun dried type.