Like so many people my favourite comfort food since childhood just has to be tomato soup. A hug in a mug. While my Mum was a prolific soup maker she never made tomato soup, that was always left to a certain Mr Heinz and his 57 varieties.
I love stuffed veggies, they are a staple in Greece, from stuffed aubergines to courgettes, tomatoes and even the courgette flowers themselves, of and vine leaves too, do they count? Anyway this recipe is for a spiced stuffed aubergine, with a more Moroccan twist than my usual Greek sort.
I love sardines, both those from a tin (can’t beat them on toast) to fresh sardines. I really developed a taste for those when I worked in The Algarve a good few years ago. These sardines with beetroot and blueberry salsa are just my thing.
I love chilled soups in summer and this classic Borscht is one of my all-time favourites. I love using beetroot in everything from salads to chutneys so a classic soup recipe just has to be shared.
Chilled soups are wonderful in summer, I love serving them at a supper party or just for indulging myself at lunch time whilst sitting amongst the flowers. This chilled prawn and cucumber soup is just perfect for a bit of summer time chillin’.
Not content with strawberry pesto, now she is adding strawberries to salmon, whatever next? Yes this strawberry salmon salad is my latest in the make-use-of-all-the-gorgeous-strawberries-in-the-garden venture and I have to tell you it’s marvelous.
Lamb koftas are basically meatballs that can hail from the Middle East, Asia or India. The actual word ‘kofta’ comes from the classical Persian for ‘rissole’. So we are talking meatballs here, spicy meatballs and who doesn’t love good old meatballs.
Oh dear I dread to think what Italians would think of this asparagus quinoa risotto, using quinoa instead of that gorgeous creamy risotto rice, treachery at least! But let’s not think about what others think and just go right ahead and make our risotto with quinoa if we want to, and I do today.