Chicken Casserole

It’s been far too long since I posted a new recipe and as a result, you’re getting an unseasonal dish of chicken casserole. After what seems like the longest winter and with temperatures still cold, I think a comfort dish like this is still needed!

Pasta with Tomato Chorizo and Mascarpone Sauce

This recipe is on high rotation in our house so I thought it deserved a post. It’s so tasty and we both love it. I’ve said before I like tomato sauces with pasta, himself likes creamy sauces. I love this very simple Tomato Sauce with Butter but himself wanted something with more body. So this […]


Ratatouille, now there’s a blast from the past! My mother used to make this regularly in the 80s when it was fashionable and I thought it was so fancy. She used a recipe from a huge Marguerite Patten cookbook that she got as a wedding present. 

Courgette Risotto with Pancetta

Risotto is one of my favourite foods to make. I think of it as an indulgent treat to stand mindlessly stirring dinner to switch off from the day and the result is a creamy delicious treat. It is so versatile and can take any flavours. For this recipe I’m using courgettes, which are still very much […]

Turkish Chicken Salad

I’ll give you two guesses where we were on holidays this month! I’d never been to Turkey before and spent a week there with friends in a gorgeous town where there were very few tourists. This meant plenty of beautiful local restaurants serving the most amazing traditional food. Heaven. 

Spaghetti Carbonara

Apologies in advance to any Italians who stumble across my blog, this is not a traditional carbonara. I’ve been making different versions of Spaghetti Carbonara for over 20 years. When I first met himself, it was his favourite dinner. Being keen to impress I used to make it fairly regularly. But that version of carbonara […]

Smoky Aubergine Dip

I know, another aubergine recipe again so quickly. It’s such a versatile vegetable though and I do love it. In the last year on holidays I had an absolutely gorgeous dish of aubergine carpaccio in a restaurant in Ibiza, called Aubergine, funnily enough. If you’re ever there I highly recommend it for a really special […]

Mushroom and Aubergine Bolognese

A nice rich meat ragu is very popular in my house and I make sure to always have some in the freezer for a quick dinner. As I have cut back on meat for several reasons, I wanted to master a vegetarian version to rival my Bolognese Sauce for flavour. I realise the very phrase […]

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