Smoked mackerel pâté

So easy to whip up, I sometimes wonder why I don’t always have some of this in the fridge, ready to be eaten for lunch or as a dip. Not so much a recipe as a reminder of what to throw into a food processor. A recipeminder if you will – which is basically the… Continue reading Smoked mackerel pâté

Charcuterie platter

Clearly not an actual recipe – this is an assembly job that makes for an utterly enjoyable weekend feast with minimal effort, and guarantees that your dog will stick by your side just in case any cheese or meat might come their way. I’ve put a list below of ideas to go on such a… Continue reading Charcuterie platter

Halloumi fries

It’s taking everything I have not to put my favourite cheese jokes in here, I mean, we all know the ‘What does the cheese say when it looks in the mirror?’ joke, right? I love halloumi, in part because it happily lives in the fridge for aaaaages, so with just a little store cupboard help… Continue reading Halloumi fries

Börek

If memory serves, then every single family celebration we’ve ever had at my parent’s home has featured börek, and consequently I do the same. They’re simply the best way to get a party started – crunchy cheesy pastries, perfect for nibbling with a glass of something lovely. Börek can be made in a variety of… Continue reading Börek

Sesame prawn toast

Oh. My. Word. These. Are. Amazing. I have no idea why they are called toast though, when clearly they’re fried bread. Actually I don’t care, they’re wonderful! Cobbled together from checking out a whole bunch of recipes online, I suspect I’m going to be making these often. Ingredients 250g raw peeled and cleaned prawns 1… Continue reading Sesame prawn toast