Cheese + watercress quiche

Oooooh this was a good lunch. A really good lunch. The Teen turned up her nose at the mere thought of watercress of course, and we were still in lockdown when I made it back in April, so The Husband and I actually had multiple good lunches out of this one recipe because it easily… Continue reading Cheese + watercress quiche

Pappardelle with bacon + mushrooms

My word this is good – think of it as a French version of carbonara (well, it is a recipe from Raymond Blanc!) but in many ways it’s simpler and easier to make so I’m predicting that I will be making it a lot. A whole lot. If you haven’t got any fresh thyme use… Continue reading Pappardelle with bacon + mushrooms

Asparagus pesto salad

Asparagus season has landed in the UK, and this rather lovely salad is my new favourite ways to eat it, along with salmon and crushed new potatoes. Home made pesto is really easy to make, and makes all the difference, so I urge you to give it a whirl. Just looking at this pretty plate… Continue reading Asparagus pesto salad

Chicken arrabbiata stew + dumplings

I’m starting to think that my family will eat almost anything if I fling a dumpling on top of it – but actually none of us needed any encouragement to eat this stew because it’s delicious. It would also work well served with pasta, on top of a baked potato, over rice even. Clearly the… Continue reading Chicken arrabbiata stew + dumplings

Pasta Carbonara

Oh boy this is good, it’s really, really good. This, with a glass of red on a Saturday evening and I’m a very happy girl. I can’t say this recipe is particularly authentic, but as my veg patch is still producing endless courgettes, I’m still chopping them into everything! Serves 4. Ingredients 1 pack of… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara