Smokey barbecue potatoes in foil

barbecued potatoes in foil

We are having a barbecue summer here. Since there can be no confidence that the lovely sunny weather will continue beyond a day or two, we’ve been barbecuing like mad while the going’s good. As well as the usual suspects to hit the grill, we recently enjoyed barbecued pineapple. I encourage …

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Spinach soufflé potatoes

Spinach souffle potatoes

“Why are you making these this week?!” asked DH, when he learned what was for dinner. His point being that this is such a perfect Pesach dinner, it’s almost absurd to eat it the week before the festival begins! The answer, somewhat mundanely, was that we got three big baking potatoes …

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Smoked salmon dauphinoise

Smoked salmon dauphinoise

About a year ago, after a somewhat debauched and thoroughly middle-class weekend, I found myself with an excess of smoked salmon and double cream. As they approached their best before dates, my friend Helen (who is a complete wiz in the kitchen) suggested this smoked salmon dauphinoise as a possible …

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Baked potato rösti

potato rosti

Somewhere, subconsciously, I must have seen a potato rösti. I’ve no idea where, but I couldn’t stop thinking about giant, crispy potato cakes. Golden brown, crunchy on the outside, soft and potato-y within. And the size of a dinner plate. Mmmmm. I began to look for recipes, and quickly discovered …

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Potato wedges with oregano & paprika

potato wedges with oregano and paprika

I used to have a flatmate who was highly neurotic about food. There were so many things she wouldn’t eat, it was easier to list the things she would eat. As well as being vegan, she had a massive list of things that apparently “give you cancer“. You know, really harmful …

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Potato and carrot layer bake

potato and carrot layer bake

This is another recipe that originally comes from my Mum. It is fabulous because it’s dead easy to make, and you get your spuds and veg all in one go. Oh, and it’s totally delicious. The other thing that makes it brilliant is that you can get it ready in …

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