Salad Niçoise

It’s not hard to see why this salad is a stone cold classic – it’s delicious, substantial, easy to make and appears to contain all known food groups. If you’re lacking in any particular ingredient just leave it out, or substitute with anything you have to hand – once you have tuna, eggs and green… Continue reading Salad Niçoise

Savoy cabbage, bacon + caraway soup

We’ve finally had a lull in the rain and instead were treated to an afternoon of winter sunshine on Saturday, so I whipped up this hearty soup for lunch then headed out to do some gardening. I can’t wait to make it again because it’s really tasty, easy to make and utterly comforting. Yes please,… Continue reading Savoy cabbage, bacon + caraway soup

Burger buns + Big Mac sauce

I ❤️ a good burger. I really really do. Together these buns, wedges and sauce are just wonderful and actually so much tastier than a takeaway and they don’t take a whole lot of effort. The buns are not quite a brioche, but not just a plain old bread roll either, it’s an excellent enriched… Continue reading Burger buns + Big Mac sauce

Lentils with leeks + dumplings

This is yum. Simple ingredients, ready in an hour from start to finish and can be scaled up or down – I think it’s the meal I made the most over winter last year. And it’s got dumplings 🙂 Serves 4 easily. Ingredients Casserole: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 large leeks 2 medium potatoes 2… Continue reading Lentils with leeks + dumplings

Green soup

I’ve made countless versions of this soup – the base ingredients are the same, but then I fling in whatever green veg I happen to have, or just frozen peas if that’s all that my fridge/freezer can provide. Fresh herbs deffo make a difference, but dried will do, basically just eating this much green has… Continue reading Green soup

Lemon meatball soup

AKA Ekşili köfte, AKA the taste of my childhood. There’s nothing quite like it on the comfort food scale for me or my siblings, and it’s one of the only recipes I ever managed to get my father to write down (it says helpful things like ‘carrots’ as you can see further down the page).… Continue reading Lemon meatball soup