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Simple Tomato Relish

Simple Tomato Relish

I have tomatoes coming out of my ears at the moment – every time I go out into the garden I come back with a small bucketful, which brings that old-fashioned word glut to mind (from the Latin gluttire – to swallow, and where we get in English glutton). I...
Zucchini and Haloumi Fritters

Zucchini and Haloumi Fritters

These delicious fritters were inspired by a Neil Perry recipe that I saw in the paper a couple of weeks ago.  This is the kind of little pre-dinner nibble that you get in tavernas all over Greece, made fresh with whatever comes to hand that day – just my kind of...
Pineapple and Cardamom Cake

Pineapple and Cardamom Cake

Pineapples are plentiful at the moment so it seems a shame not to give this luscious cake another airing.  This is one of those sticky upside-down affairs that is best eaten warm and the marrying of the cardamom with the pineapple just seems to be one of those...
Corn and Zucchini Bake – Gluten Free

Corn and Zucchini Bake – Gluten Free

I’m always on a quest to cook healthy, nutritious and tasty dishes with locally sourced food, and lately I’ve had to tick even a few more boxes by trying to work ‘gluten free’ in there and ‘high in calcium’.  And, as we have a lot...
Pickled Dill Cucumbers

Pickled Dill Cucumbers

These pickles are sometimes referred to as bread and butter cucumbers, probably because they fit neatly in a sandwich and go with lots of sandwichy type things like; cheeses, cured meats, ham, pate’, terrine and roast chicken.  In fact, they are a very handy...