Cut eggplants (aubergines) lengthways into long thin slices. Heat a ridged grill pan or sturdy frying pan over medium-high heat. Brush eggplant slices with olive oil (you will probably need to do this in batches, so just brush as many as will fit in the pan without overlapping). Cook on both sides until a good […]
Oh plums, I’ve been waiting for you!
The stuff of summer dreams.
It’s hard to believe that February is already upon us. Seriously, how did that happen? Mum’s delicious Christmas dinner, the escape up north to the top of Mount Manaia, a house move … all seem like they happened yesterday. Well they didn’t. Time ticking is as simple as that (it ticks!) so for us ‘Southern […]
Ilaria’s got it just right: A sprinkle of mint, a dusting of sumac … smells like summer.
Brightly coloured jellied seeds of tomatoes twinkling like jewels, wafts of basil as if you have just crushed a meadow of carnations underfoot … and the bright fresh note of lemon rising to fill the nostrils … Add some gorgeous avocado to the mix and you have the essence of summer. You can make a […]
Eggs and avocados, an unlikely combination, and for breakfast? Whaaa? (That’s hands in the air screaming whaaaaattt?) It really didn’t ring my bell until I tried it, but now I am hooked. I’ve made a few adjustments, as you do. I can’t eat it for breakfast, as it is too rich, too filling, just too […]
You can water the garden while this is cooking or fix a nice drink and do a crossword puzzle. It’s easy living, mid-week munching, not a cooking competition.
What to do with zucchini? Fry it, add garlic, splash it with sherry vinegar … you get the idea.
Like a blast of cold air from a fan up your shirt or skirt on a sweltering day … Yup! Icy cold gazpacho is exhilarating!
A spectacular tumble of corn and avocado … just thinking about it makes me go want to eat it all over again.
Poke a stick at zucchini, load them with flavour, and, yeah you’ll see they’re delicious.
A salad fit for a King – truly!
Blueberries and apple is such a classic, and for good reason.
Brunch, lunch, munch … sweet corn fritters with the ‘works’ are hard to resist.
Whoa! Bright as traffic lights, get your gums around these.
Easy, fruit-tutti stuff. Just do it.
Serve with fried eggs and salad, or take the pan outside, sit somewhere private and eat the lot yourself.
Oh-er, would you look at that. Prime lamb, quick to cook and quickly gobbled up.
Looking for something speedy, tasty and easy? Yep. This is it.
It’s probably not kosher to snip noodles with scissors – long noodles represent long life in China – but it sure makes eating cellophane noodles a lot easier! So, snip, snip …
Think Greek! Retsina if you must (or a good Rosé!), sun, sizzling eggplant, big red juicy tomatoes, dried oregano … mmmm, makes you want to go there.
Adding plenty of chives and lashings of butter to new potatoes and asparagus makes them more than fit for the Christmas table. But why wait until then?
Forget cream cheese, sour cream or fiddly dips, just opt for labna over summer.
A little creative plating can help expensive berries feed many mouths … and it looks so festive!
Foraging pays off … make a yummy pesto from nasturtium leaves.