Apricot and Yoghurt Cake with Pistachio Topping

If you like apricots and pistachios, you should give this simple recipe a go. The dried apricots bring a fruity tang to the inside of the cake, while the pistachio and lemony topping gives a zesty, crunch to the outside. … Continue reading

Mediterranean-style Banana Bread

I accidentally ended up with a banana mountain last week (for reasons too complicated to go into here!) and, when they all started to ripen at the same time (as bananas unhelpfully tend to do!), I decided it was the … Continue reading

Chickpea Calentita

Easy, healthy and delicious This is one of those easy, store-cupboard recipes that is great to have up your sleeve, especially at times like these, when you can’t simply pop out to the supermarket to restock supplies. All you need … Continue reading

Home-made Chicken Soup

CORONA UPDATE : On BBC Radio 5 this morning, Dr Clare Gerada described chicken soup as “God’s penicillin” and said that it was the only thing that made her feel better when she contracted the Corona virus. She said the … Continue reading

Spicy vegetable soup

Whilst having lunch with some friends last week, the conversation moved to discussing how good chefs hate throwing away food so will often creatively “upcycle”  ingredients into delicious soups, sauces or  puddings. Despite my assurances that chefs would not compromise … Continue reading