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

Baked Spinach and Tomato Pasta

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The hibernating season is over! The weather is getting warmer and once again it’s time to shed all those layers- not just the woolly ones but the ones that find a home around our middles in winter! All this thinking … Continue reading

Aubergine Parmigiani

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are a typical Mediterranean food packed full of vitamins and, like tomatoes, have been found to contain a compound that helps prevent cancer. They are so flavoursome and versatile that they are widely used in French, Spanish and Italian cooking. … 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

Italian Minestra

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Minestra has all the hallmarks of the best rustic Italian food. It’s one pot cooking requiring no fancy cheffing skills and so filling you won’t feel hungry for hours (maybe even days!) afterwards. I like to think it was probably … Continue reading