Posts in the Category: Lunch / Dinner

Smoked Mackerel Pâté

Posted in - Healthy Recipes & Seafood on September 21st 2016 0 Comments

The children chose, and they prepared.  I sat at the kitchen table with a cup of tea, directing!  This is such a simple recipe that perhaps it does not even need to be here, but then we all like simple recipes, and sometimes the obvious needs stating, – it does for me anyway.

Ingredients
280g  cream cheese
4 …

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Porridge with Spiced Syrup, Berries and Sunflower seeds

Posted in - Breakfast & Healthy Recipes & Recipes & Vegetarian on September 15th 2016 0 Comments

When I wrote Afternoon Tea  I included a recipe for Spiced Tea Syrup on page 54 (just in case you have a copy!), fashionable in the Edwardian Era to both sweeten and flavour.  Being out of the habit, despite writing this book, a jar has been sitting by the kettle for quite some time and …

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Cashew Nut Aioli

Posted in - Lunch / Dinner on August 2nd 2016 0 Comments

I make garlic mayo regularly.  Terrible for my waistline but thankfully it is not usually me who finishes it off.  We have one friend who managed to eat a whole bowl by himself!  The concoction I am talking about is found by clicking on garlic mayo above.  I am using a light olive oil at …

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Supersonically healthy Mackerel, Herbed Feta Quinoa and Creamed spinach

Posted in - Lunch / Dinner & Seafood on July 24th 2016 0 Comments

Last night my husband and children went fishing on Chessil Beach with friends.  In a huge break from the norm, each family came back with 28 mackerel, or thereabouts!!!  Our veg garden is slightly over-run by spinach so this and its herbs added to the satisfyingly homegrown/self caught lunch.

Ingredients
Quinoa salad
120g quinoa
340ml water
glug of virgin olive …

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