Watercress and Mushroom Risotto With Hazlenut Pesto

The name Rissotto comes from “rissot”, the old Milanese word for “hotchpotch” and it sums up this recipe perfectly. My risottos are often based on whichever suitable ingredients are readily to hand which this week happened to include a punnet … Continue reading

Watercress and Hazlenut Pesto

This more unusual pesto recipe is surprisingly easy to make and is delicious stirred into plain pasta, with risotto or as a topping for grilled fish or chicken. RECIPE Ingredients 50g shelled hazlenuts, roasted and peeled, chopped roughly 50g grated … Continue reading

Dairy Free, French Style Pizza with Red Onion and Mushroom

This meat and dairy free, French style pizza is easy to make and tastes good either hot or cold. If you’re in a hurry, use a ready-made pizza base and pre-sliced onions and mushrooms. It will taste much better than … Continue reading

“Some Like It Hot” Salmon Skewers

Wake up your tastebuds with this spicy salmon recipe which takes only minutes to prepare and is perfect for casual summer dining outdoors. The fish is marinated in a spicy mixture using ground ginger, honey and the “hot” variety of … Continue reading

How To Make Vegetable Stock Cubes

Making home-made vegetable stock is easy and an eco friendly way of adding lots of extra natural flavour and goodness to your cooking. It helps to cut down on food waste and packaging and means that you can make the … Continue reading

Chestnut Mushroom Filo Parcel

Chestnut mushrooms have a deep, earthy flavour and are high in protein, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. They are one of my favourite ingredients as they are very versatile. I love them on toast for a quick lunch, pan fried in … Continue reading