A Mediterranean Medley (In Wales)

Mediterranean Medley

If you’ve read my blog from the beginning you’ll know that I love a self-catering holiday in the UK. It’s not that I don’t enjoy travelling and seeing the world but I do like to pack up the car and set off with my partner and dogs for a week away from it all in … Read moreA Mediterranean Medley (In Wales)

Lucy’s Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian paella

I don’t usually name my recipes after me but calling this “Lucy’s” vegetarian paella is my acknowledgement that this is in no way an authentic recipe and is my interpretation of a paella-like dish.  It was inspired by a recent visit to Spain and the home of paella, Valencia. Towards the end of April I … Read moreLucy’s Vegetarian Paella

Feta And Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Feta and roasted butternut squash pasta

I don’t know where this roasted butternut squash pasta recipe originated from. I was fairly sure it was an early Jamie Oliver one but I can’t find it in any of his books so maybe not. Anyway, I’ve been cooking it for about 15 years so I’m sure it’s evolved from the original recipe over … Read moreFeta And Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Warm Aubergine And Lentil Salad

Warm aubergine and lentil salad

This aubergine and lentil salad recipe has a lot in common with the roast carrot, feta and puy lentil salad that I shared last week but the flavour and texture are both quite different.  It’s a good example of what I talked about in that post:  Spotting the ‘pattern’ of a recipe and then creating … Read moreWarm Aubergine And Lentil Salad

Roast Carrot, Feta And Puy Lentil Salad

Roast carrot, feta and puy lentil salad

This is one of our lunchtime stalwarts.  A hearty Puy lentil salad that doesn’t take long to put together once you’ve got the carrots in the oven.  It’s a toothsome combination of flavours:  Earthy (the lentils), sweet (the carrots) and salty (the feta cheese). I was introduced to the pleasure of Puy lentils in salads … Read moreRoast Carrot, Feta And Puy Lentil Salad

Halloumi And Vegetable Kebabs With A Fantastic Marinade

Halloumi Kebabs

These halloumi kebabs are one of our favourite meals and even though they are quite summery we eat them all year round.  I’m a big fan of halloumi (despite the fact that it’s often badly behaved and tends to split when you’re trying to skewer it!) and this is a great way to eat it. … Read moreHalloumi And Vegetable Kebabs With A Fantastic Marinade