Karen's Recipe And Food Blog

Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova

Summer would not be summer without a celebrating strawberries, and what better way than in the form of a pavlova? Pavlova is one of my, no, it’s not one of my favourites, it is my favourite dessert to make at home.  If you’ve never tried […]

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 […]

Me And Maggiore

Me And Maggiore

It started years ago, more than twenty for sure, my obsession with the idea of spending quality time alone on Lake Maggiore.  It was the first place I set foot on Italian soil and it was love at first sight.  Cliché?  Maybe, so? We were […]

New Perspecitve

New Perspecitve

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying the city.  Strolling around in the sunshine, eating at some of my old favourite restaurants and discovering new places, and, enjoying all the gorgeous flowers in full bloom. I’m enjoying spring more than usual this year, […]

Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Scottish Shortbread Recipe Scottish shortbread is such a great place to start if you’re learning to bake, easy, quick and a delicious result – what else could you want? What rotten weather today!  It was so bad I couldn’t even bring myself to go out […]

Lamb With Vegetable Broth And Mint Sauce Recipe

Lamb With Vegetable Broth And Mint Sauce Recipe

Lamb With Vegetable Broth And Mint Sauce Recipe This recipe calls for a little more effort than I usually make, so believe me, I wouldn’t do it unless it was well worth it.  It’s not technically difficult, it’s just that this lamb takes a little […]

A Weekend At Home

A Weekend At Home

I’d be home alone for most of the weekend and I had a list of chores.  A list I’d been adding to for weeks, to be done on a weekend exactly like this, when I had an open diary.  Thing is though, the sun is […]

Thai Glazed Salmon Recipe

Thai Glazed Salmon Recipe

One of the most popular ingredients I’m asked to give recipes for is salmon.  Over recent years we’ve been advised to eat more fish, especially of the ‘oily’ variety, meaning fish containing omega 3 oil.  As well as mackerel and sardines, salmon falls into this […]

Crespelle Recipe – Italian Savoury Pancakes with Tomato Sauce

Crespelle Recipe – Italian Savoury Pancakes with Tomato Sauce

Crespelle are Italian pancakes, I think of them as lasagne with pancakes.  They may take a while to make, especially at first, but this is not a difficult recipe and is great fun to make and to eat.  You can play around with the fillings […]

Spring Clean

Spring Clean

  At the beginning of this year I made a decision about my health that’s been a long time coming.  I’ve had a dodgy knee for years which has been steadily getting worse and I bit the bullet and had the operation.  Recovery has been […]