Tuna and olive tapenade

This is a really simple, yet healthy dish which only takes minutes to prepare.  Tapenade is a French recipe involving crushed olives,  although the Italians claim it was they who originally invented it thousands of years earlier.  As with all … Continue reading

What’s so good about the Mediterranean Diet?

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You may be wondering why the Mediterranean diet has got lots of media attention recently.  After all  it’s not another new food sensation but one that has evolved over hundreds of years.  In  2010 it hit the headlines after Unesco … Continue reading

Haricot beans and chorizo fabada

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Help! It’s March but the only white fluffy things leaping outside are snowflakes!  Where are the lambs-it’s just too cold! Temperatures are set to plummet even further so guess we’ll have to eat ourselves warmer this week. This one pot … Continue reading

Moroccan Carrot Salad

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I am posting this salad recipe as I think carrots often get treated badly in  this country arriving as soggy tasteless accompaniments to the main course. This is a more unusual and delicious way of cooking them. Also beneficial to … Continue reading