Cheese and vegetable pasty hamantaschen!

A delicious vegetarian pasty transformed into a savoury Purim delicacy! Filled with veggies & cheese, these tasty treats are a lovely light meal or snack.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had hamantaschen on the brain for a while now. These triangular filled pastries, traditionally eaten on Purim, are just so versatile! It seems not a day goes by without another brilliant idea for a filling, or a new kind of crust, or whatever. It’s …

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Garlic & rosemary scalloped potato roast

garlic & rosemary scalloped potato roast

The nights are starting to draw in, and thoughts are turning to delicious dishes of comforting potato, creamy soft within, crispy on top, and flavoured with deliciousness. Mmmm. I do love a potato dish that can be part-prepared in advance, then left in a pre-set oven so it’s cooked and …

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Greek potatoes with lemon & garlic

Sometime in the late nineties or possibly early naughties I visited a friend in New York for a few days. I’m sure we went to plenty of restaurants, but the only one I remember was his local Greek place that we had dinner in one evening.  If I’m honest, even …

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Easy ‘sideways’ potato gratin

sideways potato gratin

We eat potatoes pretty frequently, in one shape or another. Roast potatoes are a favourite, mash makes a regular appearance, and then there’s my potato and carrot layer bake that graces our table every few weeks, too. Oh, and hasselback potatoes, potato salad, jacket potatoes…  Anyway, I decided it was …

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Crispy potato roses – a truly gorgeous side-dish

Tutorial: how to make potato roses. The most beautiful thing you can make with a potato. These gorgeous potato roses add a touch of glamour or romance to any plate. Simple, but impressive!

These have to be among the most beautiful things I’ve ever made, and I’m 100% sure they’re the most beautiful thing I’ve created using potatoes. They were almost too gorgeous to eat. Great edible blossoms adorning the plate. Even Kipper thought they looked, “Soooo pretty, Mummy!” They are based on …

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Pesach potato gnocchi – with and without cheese – gluten free

Delicious home-made potato gnocchi contain no wheat flour and are naturally gluten-free. Choose from plain or cheesy options for a satisfying family meal.

Do you eat a lot of pasta? We do. I try to limit it to only two or three times a week, but it’s easy, convenient, tasty and versatile. And I think DH would happily eat it every night, left to his own devices. (I think that maybe he did, before …

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