Savoury Sundried Tomato Pinwheels

Savoury Sundried Tomato Pinwheels

Savoury Sundried Tomato Pinwheels ‘Come round for drinks and nibbles.’  Sounds simple doesn’t it?  But it can get out of hand for the host, if you don’t have a plan that is.  My strategy, as with most things, is to keep it simple with a…

Sparkling Suggestions To Toast The New Year

Sparkling Suggestions To Toast The New Year

Sparkling Suggestions To Toast The New Year Before you rush out to fill your shopping basket with the usual suspects, I’d like to share with you my sparkling suggestions to toast the new year. Champagne I often go for something from a lesser known house. …

Quick and Easy Mince Pie Puffs

Quick and Easy Mince Pie Puffs

If you’re in need of the Christmas comfort that only mince pies can bring, but don’t have time to make my classic Cranberry Mince Pies, try this version, my quick and easy mince pie puffs. All the deliciousness of a mince pie but in a…

Cranberry Mince Pies

Cranberry Mince Pies

Christmas means my cranberry mince pies. Well, it means stuffing and bread sauce and sprouts and all that too, but mince pies are high on the list. Mince pies are not savoury, as some of my non-British friends think, and of course I don’t blame…

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

It was reading this article in The Scotsman that made me get my fried chicken recipe out again. Apparently, the Scots, with our penchant for deep frying may have been responsible for inspiring the quintessentially American classic, fried chicken. I knew we’d taken our music…

Fully Loaded Hummus

Fully Loaded Hummus

Who doesn’t love hummus?  If that person exists, I haven’t met them yet.  And thank goodness, as this dish is one of my staples for a summer gathering.  It’s a real crowd pleaser, one of those dishes everyone seems to congregate around. This is a…