Scroll to top
Salt-cured carrot lox on rye

Salt-cured carrot lox on rye

Who would have thought that carrots baked in a salt crust and then marinated would bear a resemblance to smoked salmon? Now, liquid smoke may sound a bit ‘Heston’,…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Char-grilled courgettes on garlic toast  with parsley relish

Char-grilled courgettes on garlic toast with parsley relish

Char-grilling on a griddle/grill pan or barbecue does amazing things to veg, particularly summer courgettes/zucchini, peppers, aubergines/eggplants, onions and…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Goat’s cheese, strawberry & basil salad

Goat’s cheese, strawberry & basil salad

This sounds an unusual combination, but it works… It is a pretty, fragrant and light salad, which makes the perfect conclusion to a meal on a hot summer’s…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Tomato tarts with preserved lemon relish

Tomato tarts with preserved lemon relish

Super-easy and super-looking! Tomatoes are at their flavoursome best now, especially those allowed to ripen on the vine before picking. To keep things simple,…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Many of my recipes come about through a need to use up a motley collection of ingredients in the fridge or cupboard and this is one of them. A packet of dried green…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Provençal Soup

Provençal Soup

This Provençal soup, known as pistou, is great for using up bags of pasta lurking in the cupboard that don’ t quite hold enough for a whole meal but that you…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

When buying raspberry vinegar opt for quality, if you can. The best ones are slightly syrupy in texture with a fragrant natural hint of raspberries that just lifts…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Dark/bittersweet chocolate is good for the soul and lifts the spirits, which is exactly what these moreish treats are sure to do. Good-quality cocoa is also a…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow cooking does wonderful things to onions, turning them sweet, succulent and mellow. Onions have anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and anti-carcinogenic properties…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Breakfast bounty

Breakfast bounty

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast and love my daily muesli fix, a throw-together mix of oats, nuts, seeds and fruit. This chocolate granola is…

Nicola Graimes March 29, 2019
ROAST VEGGIE TART

ROAST VEGGIE TART

A pack of puff pastry always makes a useful standby and can be transformed into all sorts of sweet and savoury goodies. For instance, impress friends and family…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
CAULIFLOWER COUSCOUS WITH POMEGRANATE

CAULIFLOWER COUSCOUS WITH POMEGRANATE

Cauliflower, when grated into fine grains, makes a surprisingly good and nutritious alternative to couscous, and is both low-carb and gluten-free. Pomegranate…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
RAMEN WITH PINK EGGS

RAMEN WITH PINK EGGS

I haven’t met a child who doesn’t like noodles and the beauty of ramen is its versatility, so as long the noodles and broth are at the heart of the dish, you…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD WITH HERB MAYO

SUMMER VEGETABLE SALAD WITH HERB MAYO

Make the most of summer vegetables when in season with this pretty, vibrant side salad. The herb-infused homemade mayonnaise adds the final flourish! It’s delicious…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
BEETROOT/BEET SOUP WITH APPLE & HAZELNUT

BEETROOT/BEET SOUP WITH APPLE & HAZELNUT

This rich, velvety, vibrant soup comes with a topping of Greek yogurt, diced apple and toasted hazelnuts, which not only add flavour and contrast in texture, but…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
TAGLIATELLE WITH ASPARAGUS & WILD GARLIC PESTO

TAGLIATELLE WITH ASPARAGUS & WILD GARLIC PESTO

Homemade pesto takes a matter of minutes and is fresher and cheaper than shop bought, especially with foraged ingredients. Pesto can be so much more than the classic…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019