The daddy of the salt world

The daddy of the salt world

Ok. I’ll admit it. I’m a total salt fiend. I LOVE salt. I realise I probably need to cut down but I gave up smoking a year ago, started going to the gym instead and the word ‘ready meal’ doesn’t even enter into my vocabulary, so what’s the harm in one little vice, right? When … Continue reading

Friday night dips whilst you wait

Friday night dips whilst you wait

It’s Friday night and STILL January. Thank god for this blog and a glass of wine to keep me sane. This evening me and the other half have decided to cook dinner together. We already had some halloumi and minced beef in the fridge, so he’s making homemade burgers (boy’s cooking) with grilled halloumi and … Continue reading

Mixed bruschette

Mixed bruschette

Bruschette are simple, delicious and perfect as a starter or to have as canapés if you have friends over for drinks. The noun bruschetta comes from the Roman dialect verb bruscare, which means ‘to roast over coals’. The late Marcella Hazan thought the dish probably originated from ancient Rome, when olive growers bringing their olives to the local … Continue reading