Category: Appetizers

Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

I love these little heart shaped tarts.  Although my recipe calls for pesto, goat cheese and tomato feel free to experiment.  Mushroom, onion and bacon would be great too, maybe with some gruyere?  Also do not be bound by the heart shape, round would be […]

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Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone

Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone

I love the flatbreads and pizza bases you can buy because a) everyone gets to choose their own topping and b) by calling it artisanal you can convince yourself  that it is both healthy and lower in calories than a regular pizza.  Also I can […]

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Anti Pasto Platter

Anti Pasto Platter

This is a great way of serving vegetables as part of a buffet, straddling the starter and main course beautifully, and works perfectly at room temperature.  I have read that the zucchini and eggplant (courgettes and aubergines to those of you in the UK) should […]

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Bob Smith’s  Absolutely Fabulous Korean BBQ Pork ( and bonus Flank steak recipe)

Bob Smith’s Absolutely Fabulous Korean BBQ Pork ( and bonus Flank steak recipe)

A few weeks ago I helped out at the Darien Men’s Association Soiree at Weed Beach.  The full menu appears under the menu tab on my website.  The food was fabulous, Roberto and two other members of staff from Tokenize club helped out at the […]

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Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Woman’s Club of Greenwich talk –  Jan 2015

Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Woman’s Club of Greenwich talk – Jan 2015

Good morning and thank you so much for asking to talk today at the woman’s club of Greenwich, it is so good to get out. For those of you who do not know me I have lived in Darien for 13 years but grew up […]

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Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods

Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods

Sausage Rolls As you can see from the picture below, the ingredients for Sausage Rolls, a British version of Pigs in Blankets, are not complicated. I take two packs of frozen puff pastry.( Now those who know me know I am a purist and tend […]

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