Asparagus Cheese and Ham Tart

We are well into asparagus season now and I was scrolling through these recipes from Ottolenghi for inspiration. I spotted the tart and thought about the tart I like to make myself. It was only then I realised that I have never published it here! The reason for that is probably because it is so […]

Roast Salmon with Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce

I know technically we are at the end of asparagus season but I have noticed that there are still some bunches of Irish asparagus in the shops so I feel ok to post this. As you can probably tell from reading this blog, I am not the biggest fan of seafood. I do eat it, […]

Burrata with Asparagus and Pancetta

I have been waiting to post this dish ever since I watched Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico last year. It’s a little premature for asparagus season but that will come in a few weeks. In one episode he stopped in LA and had a dish of Burrata with Asparagus and Guanciale. The recipe in his […]

Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad

This post starts with an apology. My site was down today due a few behind the scene changes. Thanks to the wonderful folk at Blacknight it is up and running again. However, my last two posts for this and my Chocolate Truffle Cake and all the comments etc. disappeared. So I have recovered them and am […]

Pea and Broccoli Soup

Nigella has a recipe in Simply Nigella for a nice Pea and Broccoli Soup. It looks very fresh and very healthy. This recipe is not quite as healthy. It’s not bad for you or anything, I’ve just used stock and a little dairy. And then I stuck cheesy croutons on top.

Asparagus Fennel and Orange Salad

I recently saw a post for a shaved asparagus recipe and I thought it looked so elegant I’d have to give it a go. My efforts don’t look quite as elegant!

Asparagus with Crispy Egg and Pancetta

… with Orange Hollandaise. Asparagus, egg and hollandaise – a classic combination. And it is a classic for a reason, it is such a delicious dish. Add in some bacon or smoked salmon and you have a very impressive starter, light lunch or brunch dish.

Romesco Sauce

… served with asparagus and spring onions. My Instagram feed has been flooded with Romesco Sauce for the last month or so with a lot of people gushing about the amazing flavour from it. Honestly, I have never tasted it so I had to do my research to see what is involved.