Broccoli and feta tart – work lunch

For this weeks’ lunch I’m going to have homemade tart or quiche. I think this becomes a quiche due to the egg content, but either way this should make 4 portions which is ideal as I’ll be out for lunch for one midweek meeting. Pastry – You could use a shop bought base if you…

Riverford at Oxfork

  Last month I wrote about the Oxford Bake Off and how I wanted to challenge myself more in the food world. While there were no bake offs for me this April I set myself up to go to a food event in Oxford at Oxfork. Oxfork had been on my list for a while,…

Work Lunch – Quinoa salad

I heard about Quinoa  about a year ago, I’m sure that’s later than some people, but have you tried it yet? I have, and it’s definitely an alternative to couscous, which is refreshing. If not then do, at least once! Here is a salad that I’ve made myself this week, nice and easy and no need for…

Spaghetti with crab and mint

I’m currently looking for tasty, healthy dishes without spending lots of money.  I picked up my Lucas Hollweg book this morning, ‘Good Things to Eat’, as he usually creates dishes that involve simple and delicious ingredients. I turned to page 173 and saw Spaghetti with crab and mint, it shouted fresh and tasty to me, so that…

Easter Sunday starter – haddock eggs

This weekend I was making a starter fo 8 adults. As it was Easter I wanted to make something different. My friends who were hosting had suggested a quails egg salad. So with this in mind I hit the cook books and the internet for good salads involving quails eggs, there were plenty. The ‘haddock…

Work soups – Lentil and citrus soup

So I suspect we’ve all had a lovely break over the long weekend, you’ve got back home from your travels and it’s back to work tomorrow. Maybe you’ve had a couple of large meals over the weekend and you don’t feel in tip-top shape? Well if you make a bit of time this afternoon you could make this soup for…

The Fishes

I live within the Oxford ring road and something that has always appealed to me about Oxford is the ease of getting to the nearby countryside, drive, cycle or walk in the right direction and bingo!  North Hinksey Village proved this point to me again. It was a warm dry Friday night in March The…