Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano
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Spanish supper: Salmorejo (chilled tomato soup) with crispy jamón serrano

As I passed my local (and ridiculously awesome) greengrocer the other day, a bunch of juicy tomatoes started winking at me. We understood each other instantly and so I made this soup for the Spain v Holland World Cup match. It didn’t seem to help Spain very much but we had a jolly good time anyway. Salmorejo is … Continue reading

Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart
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Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart

Sometimes (rarely) eating pizza doesn’t seem quite appropriate. For me, in the midday sun is one of those times. I want something a little less heavy. Something with brighter flavours and a bit more veg. But really, I still want pizza… I bring you my summer ‘pizza’ tart. The reassuring tomato-mozzarella combo remains but the … Continue reading

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal
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Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal

About a year ago, a start-up US magazine called Nanny Magazine approached me and asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to their maiden print issue. They were looking for recipes that were both heart-healthy, child-friendly and simple to create. It still astonishes me how blogs can connect people from across the globe … Continue reading

Truffly cauliflower mac and cheese
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Truffly cauliflower mac and cheese

Q: What’s better than cauliflower cheese, mac’n’cheese and pretty much most other things? A: Cauliflower mac and cheese rolled into one, topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and drizzled with truffle oil.  IT’S MAC’N’CHEESE ON STEROIDS. Yes, there is one of your 5-a-day snuck in here but I’m not going to lie to you lovely people – … Continue reading

Belting bruschetta
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Belting bruschetta

There are few greater pleasures in life than a ripe tomato bursting in your mouth. Like liquid sunshine. Deliciously sweet and ludicrously easy, this recipe is perfect for a starter or light lunch – I’ve even made mini-ones as party canapés. ***WARNING: PLEASE USE RIPE TOMATOES OTHERWISE THIS DISH WILL TASTE ANEMIC AND MAKE YOUR … Continue reading

Easy peasy lemon squeezy drizzle cakes
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Easy peasy lemon squeezy drizzle cakes

Sometimes we seek culinary adventures to stretch the palate. Sometimes we crave comfort to soothe the heart. I was feeling a little off-colour at the weekend and wanted the satisfaction of baking without the hassle of complicated ingredients or processes (i.e. without switching my brain on).  The lemon drizzle cake is the ultimate pin-up for … Continue reading