Cheese and olive savoury picnic muffins

Easy and delicious! Packed with tasty olives and tangy cheese, these fabulous savoury muffins are perfect for picnics and lunch boxes, or as a snack any time.

Oh, the joys of the English summer’s unpredictable weather! We recently spent a lovely evening at the Botanic Gardens listening to live music and picnicking in the company of several hundred like-minded folks. Our decision to go had been a bit last minute though, and the picnic reflected our haste …

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Salmon with olives & runner beans in foil parcels

A delicious salmon dinner! Fillets are baked in individual parcels with black olives & beans for a flavour-packed, healthy meal. Quick, tasty & nutritious!

If you’d suggested to my younger self that I’d grow up to be someone who would wax lyrical about a bean slicer, I’d never have believed you. And yet here I am, totally in thrall to this genius bit of kitchen kit. I’m not typically a fan of single-action gadgets – …

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Spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

spice-roasted cauliflower & broccoli with warm olive couscous salad

This is the sort of vegetarian meal that many meat-eaters – my own dearest DH included – often complain about, as it consists basically of side dishes, with no identifiable lump of protein to be seen. However, to such people I say, get a grip – it’s delicious! You may …

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Tuna puttanesca with tagliatelle

tuna puttanesca pasta

“This is the best thing you’ve made for ages!” So spake DH as he tucked into a bowlful of this delicious savoury pasta. Kipper, I’m sure, would have voiced her approval too, but she was too busy stuffing saucy pasta into her mouth.  Not a bad result for something I threw …

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Garden tomato salad with olives, Greek basil & sumac

tomato salad with olives, greek basil and sumac

The heirloom tomato plants in our garden have finally started to produce delicious ripe tomatoes, and we are now at the stage of eating them at every meal, and giving them away to anyone who’ll take them 🙂 The tomatoes really are delicious with very little in the way of …

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