Hommus, hummus (ˈhʊməs) hoummos or houmous

One dip that always tastes better homemade in my opinion and I’ve recently discovered the secret to a creamy smooth and utterly delicious version. Use your usual recipe, I won’t post mine because I always tweek it with extra lemon juice and/or zest, more or less tahini and garlic as the mood takes me. Now,…

Curried Rice

“What’s for dinner tonight ?” Hmmm, a question I’m sure most of us are very familiar with and sometimes it’s a long hard stare at the fridge, then larder to see if anything just jumps out at you !! That was exactly the scenario here tonight, then I remembered a video that I’d watched online…

Zucchini …. or Courgette Slice

It’s THAT time of the year when veggie gardens are usually producing heaps of courgettes and let’s face it, on their own they can be a little bland. So, over to Stephanie Alexander for her tried and true Zucchini Slice recipe. Yes, maybe a bit old fashioned but it always seems to go down well…

Hummingbird Cake

A beautiful cake that always seems to hit the spot whenever you serve it, great for a special coffee morning, afternoon tea, or just perfect if you fancy a little treat, my family thoroughly enjoyed it and it kept wonderfully moist down to the last slice. The recipe calls for “pumpkin pie spice” which isn’t…

Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb

Oh how I wish my rhubarb was RED, after all, almost ALL the rhubarb you see is RED …. Ours however, is GREEN, just as sweet but tart all at once and gorgeous in its own way …. just green. This year we have harvested a good crop, with more to come and I found…

Coconut Tarts

I like to call these “leftover tarts” as they are the perfect answer for using up leftover pastry scraps, although they are more than worthy of having their own batch whipped up, just for them !! There is something very comforting about these traditional teatime treats and for me the taste brings back very happy…