Manti / Mantı

I remember eating mantı (pronounced maantuh) when I was really little while on holiday visiting family in Turkey, watching as hundreds of teeny tiny parcels of yumminess were origamied into existence, kind of like the smallest ravioli you can imagine. And yes, that’s an i without a dot, one of the many vowels in the… Continue reading Manti / Mantı

Rhubarb fool

I cannot hear the word fool without thinking of BA Baracus from The A-Team. Rhubarb Fool! You would be (ahem) foolish not to make some of this because it is yummy. Plus, rhubarb fool stops you from just making crumble with your rhubarb, not that I have anything against crumble. I love crumble. Then, just… Continue reading Rhubarb fool

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

Soda bread

This is far and away the quickest bread to make (no long proving time!), but alas the trade off is that it doesn’t keep particularly well. That’s never been an issue in our house though as it tends to be snarfed pretty quickly, or you can always toast it. An excellent bread to make alongside… Continue reading Soda bread

Stuffed peppers

More comfort food from childhood, and one of my father’s specialities. Any colour of pepper will do – I like the green ones, but my family prefer red or yellow as they’re sweeter. There’s probably a gazillion different recipes out there, but this is the way my parents (and my father’s family) always made them,… Continue reading Stuffed peppers

Banana bread

Every time I see a couple of bananas that are looking rather sorry for themselves, I whip up one of these. I’ve also been known to make several at once and then discover them in the freezer after forgetting about them entirely (result!). Delicious as is, you could zhuzh it up with some cream cheese… Continue reading Banana bread

Turmeric chicken kebabs

AKA tasty simple BBQ food. A little prep, an hour of marinating, and Bob’s your uncle (or in my case it’s Nigel or Neçdet). Shown here with courgette fritters / mücver at a recent summer barbecue where they didn’t last long. The chicken recipe is by Sabrina Ghayour yet again, because her recipes are super!… Continue reading Turmeric chicken kebabs