Chicken with dill

Based upon a recipe by Diana Henry that I have made many many times, this chicken dish may not look like much in the photo below, but please believe me when I say that it is one of our family favourites, especially when served with some lovely fresh baby spring greens (or other green veg)… Continue reading Chicken with dill

Warm grain salad

This salad is A) yummy, B) pretty, plus C) a batch lasts me all week for lunch, so in my book it’s a winner. What’s not to like about winter veg, grains, herbs, spices and nuts? Result! The recipe is from the Waitrose Food Magazine, which I highly recommend if you can get your hands… Continue reading Warm grain salad

Brussels sprouts salad

Try saying that after a glass or two of Christmas sherry! Inspired by the Ottolenghi Brussels Sprouts Nests that my sister made as a Christmas Day starter a few years, this is my way to stay festive while feeling like I’m not full to the brim with food. I make enough of the salad for… Continue reading Brussels sprouts salad

Turkish salad

I know I know, it’s kind of like a Greek salad, but there are some differences (namely walnuts, sumac, dill + mint). I’d happily eat this for lunch every day with some fresh bread, or in the evening alongside some fish or chicken, a glass of rose and preferably a sunset or sea view! (Note… Continue reading Turkish salad

Courgette fritters (Mücver)

We ate these A LOT when we were little. I think it was a) the way my parents got us to eat more veg and b) the best way to use up a glut of home grown courgettes. These two reasons are of course why I now make them for my family because it turns… Continue reading Courgette fritters (Mücver)

Beetroot, goats cheese, dill + lentil salad

(Assume your best Chandler Bing voice) Could this salad BE any prettier?Well maybe if the lentils weren’t there, but I do love the pink and green together. This salad is seriously delicious and isn’t so much cooking as bunging stuff on a plate so do use any kind of leaves and greenery that you have… Continue reading Beetroot, goats cheese, dill + lentil salad

Potato salad, Turkish style

Every single BBQ we ever had when I was a child featured this potato salad, and now I seem to make it for every BBQ, picnic or garden party I go to. It turns out that when potatoes, red onions, tomatoes & vinaigrette meet, they have a party. Who knew? (answer, my father!) Ingredients Salad:… Continue reading Potato salad, Turkish style