2020-02-05T14:12:14+02:00

Lemon Verbena and Lemon Cordial

You need Approximately 2 liters of lemon verbena leaves stripped from the stalks 500ml lemon juice 500ml water About 6 strips of lemon zest 250ml or more sugar 5ml tartaric acid Place all the ingredients [...]

2020-01-12T11:40:29+02:00

Red Potato Salad

For 6 servings you need Approximately 800g potatoes 1 small red onion, one third thinly sliced, two thirds finely chopped 1 clove garlic crushed 4 to 6 radishes, thinly sliced Optional additions: 10 black olives [...]

2019-12-14T11:31:11+02:00

Walnut and Amaretti Tiramisu

For a large serving (8 to 10) you need 4 egg yolks 150ml castor sugar 10ml vanilla paste 250g Marscapone cheese, at room temperature 250ml cream, chilled and whisked to soft peaks 1 packet Amaretti [...]

2019-10-14T11:08:35+02:00

Anchovy and Onion Pasta

For 6 portions you need 3 whole medium sized white onions 60ml extra virgin olive oil Approximately 50g (half a small jar) anchovies preserved in oil Optional: 50ml chopped flat leafed parsley Optional: a few [...]

2019-09-05T13:03:50+02:00

JAN’S CREAMY BAKED CHEESECAKE

WITH MY VARIATIONS .... For the biscuit base you need 1 packet (200 g) digestive biscuits or half digestives and half ginger biscuits; you can use gluten free biscuits if you wish 50 g (60 [...]

2019-08-02T15:30:47+02:00

Curried Roast Chicken

For 4-6 people you need 1 large fresh chicken 1 can coconut milk 5-7 cm piece of root ginger, peeled 3 large garlic cloves, peeled 2-3 chillies, deseeded (I used long red cayenne chillies) A [...]

2019-07-04T12:24:22+02:00

Filo Apple Roses

Credit: I took some of these photos when my friend Carol Downes served them at her home For 10-12 apple roses you need Approximately 8 apples 50ml lemon juice One pack store bought filo pastry [...]

2019-06-23T12:21:05+02:00

Shallot, Mushroom and Sherry Sauce

For 6-8 servings you need 12 -16 shallots or small onions 250ml stock, depending what meat you are serving it with 200g small brown mushrooms (portabello), cleaned. Halved or quartered 20ml butter 200ml cream 50ml [...]

2019-06-07T12:04:53+02:00

Tuscan Bean Soup

For approximately 10 servings, you need 25ml canola oil This is usually a vegetable soup, but you can add meat. Beef works best. Meat: optional – 500g g stewing cuts of beef, or raw chicken [...]