Category: Recipes

Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

My gorgeous friend Karen used to serve this wonderful dessert when we lived in Wimbledon.  For some reason I had completely forgotten about it until I was trying to think of something quick and healthy that my daughter Kat, the health conscious rower, would eat. […]

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies There is something about cutting a little heart (or star at Christmas time) out of the center of the Linzer cookie dough which elevates these rather regular cookies, or biscuits as we say in the U.K., into something very special. I sometimes make […]

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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!

One pizza, so many choices 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 […]

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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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A Very Special Lunch Menu

A Very Special Lunch Menu

Fillet of Beef with Horseradish and Mustard Creme Fraiche Herbed Roasted Salmon Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables Fall Quinoa Baby Roasted Potatoes Green Salad with Oranges, Cranberry Goat Cheese and Honey Almonds Green Salad with Gorgonzola, Pears and Pomegranate Seeds  

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Sausagemeat and Bacon Roll

Sausagemeat and Bacon Roll

Now I know that there is stuffing and dressing but I am offering you something completely different- a LARGE BACON WRAPPED SAUAGE ROLL .  I love this dish as you can make it ahead, simply reheat it on the day and then slice it so […]

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Ginger and Howard’s Fabulous Fillet with Horseradish and Mustard Creme Fraiche

Ginger and Howard’s Fabulous Fillet with Horseradish and Mustard Creme Fraiche

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” -Julia Child A beautifully cooked fillet is a thing of beauty, but they are so expensive that I find cooking them extremely stressful. My dear friends Ginger and Howard […]

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Baby Roasted Potatoes

Baby Roasted Potatoes

If you look closely at the photograph of the green salad, just to the left is a bowl of beautifully roasted potatoes.  Have I mention my potato obsession? I have not met any  meal which cannot be improved by the addition of potatoes.  I find […]

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Pecans

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Pecans

So who would have thought that the humble sprout would become so ‘popular’ ( you have to toss your hair and think ‘Wicked’ as you say this).  Soggy sprouts are banished forever as their new, sexier, roasted cousins hit the scene.  Add the cranberries and […]

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Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

As we are just getting to know each other, I want to share all my absolutely favorite, foolproof, you will love me and be so impressed, recipes with you. I also have, however, to warn you about my tendency to vagueness.  This pasta dish is a […]

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Keylime Pie

Keylime Pie

I always feel like a bit of a fraud when everyone says how much they like my key lime pie, because it is so easy. I mix up the base but generally use a cheesecake base of either digestive biscuits or graham crackers.  I tend […]

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Cheesy Corn Grits

Cheesy Corn Grits

These Grits appeared as part of the ‘New Orleans and the South’ Art Lecture Lunch.  I think of all the dishes offered that day, this was the most loved.  It was prepared by my fabulous friend Ginger, who reckoned it could be much improved by […]

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Texas Coleslaw

Texas Coleslaw

This new coleslaw was served as part of the New Orleans and the South American Art Lecture lunch.  It is a slightly punchier version of the traditional coleslaw with spices and herbs which give it a little kick.  It pairs very well with pulled pork or […]

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Galore! It is all about pumpkins at Trader Joe’s at this time of the year. The store tries to outdo itself by adding more pumpkin flavored items to its shelves, everything from pumpkin beer to pumpkin salsa.  Not a big pumpkin fan myself. Growing […]

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Green Beans with Roasted Corn and Manchego

Green Beans with Roasted Corn and Manchego

Perfect Summer Salad This salad takes fresh summer ingredients, sweetcorn and green beans, and balances all that healthy goodness with a large amount of finely grated cheese! Delicious! You can cook both the beans and sweetcorn in advance and just finish the corn at the […]

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Meatloaf

Meatloaf

I wanted to make a meatloaf for the Art Lecture lunches as part of the Mid West theme and this is my go to recipe.  I am sure this meatloaf is great hot but for some reason I have only ever served it at room […]

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Things we Love

Things we Love

Goldenberry In New Canaan, purveyors of wonderful British foods and products. Also they are very friendly. Shoprite! I found out that Shoprite is the only place that sells fresh pasteurised eggs in the neighborhood.  But while I was there I also found so many unusual […]

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Roasted Sweet Peppers

Roasted Sweet Peppers

This is based on the fabulous Delia Smith recipe from her ‘Summer’ cookbook.  I love using the baby peppers and filling them with the mini multicolored heirloom tomatoes when they are in season.  The anchovies are not essential, and I sometimes miss a few peppers […]

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Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (courgette) Fritters with Lemon Yogurt

Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (courgette) Fritters with Lemon Yogurt

My greenhouse group spends it’s summers visiting each others gardens. drinking wine and eating; then home before dark. It is very civilized.  The lovely Eve served up these Zucchini ( known as Cougettes in the UK) fritters with a lemon dipping sauce.  I am embarrassed […]

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Julie’s Salad Dressing with Herbs

Julie’s Salad Dressing with Herbs

My friend Julie wowed us at one of my daughters rowing regattas with this fantastic salad dressing.  We were all gathered around the jar of dressing trying to guess the ingredients from the look and smell.  For me the tarragon was the most distinctive, whilst […]

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B.B.’s Asian Slaw

B.B.’s Asian Slaw

My neighbor BB very kindly invited me to play bridge at her house this summer with some of her bridge crew. Afterwards she served us supper and introduced me to this delicious asian slaw.  She suggested serving it with some cooked chicken, pork or shrimp. […]

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Summer Quinoa

Summer Quinoa

I have found a fantastic combination of ingredients to make what I, with great imagination, am calling my ‘Summer Quinoa’.  To be honest, add any green vegetable you have to hand although the combination of avocado, asparagus and sugar snaps is particularly pleasing.  I have […]

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Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

  I already have a few lentil recipes on this site, but I suddenly had a need to make one with cranberry compote. I suspect this cranberry compote will turn up again as it is so pretty and would work well with all sorts of […]

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Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans

Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans

Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans Category: Lunch, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes Servings: 6 Ingredients Salad Greens one beautifully ripe pear, cut into half, cored and sliced two ounces of stilton or gorgonzola, crumbled dried cranberries one large red […]

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Roton Point 2015 menus

Roton Point 2015 menus

Men’s Member Guest Greek Yogurt Parfaits Smoked Salmon Mini Bagels Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Toasted Sandwiches Scones Lemon Drizzle Cake Lunch Pesto Orzo with Shrimp Chicken Kebabs, Pork Tenderloin and Sausage with Onions and Peppers Potato, Green Bean and Tomato Salad Mozzarella and Tomato Salami and […]

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Greens with Beets, Oranges and Goat Cheese

Greens with Beets, Oranges and Goat Cheese

Fabulous winter salad using beets, oranges, fennel, persimmons and goat cheese

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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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Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

This is one of those accidental salads, which happened because  I undercooked the potatoes first time round.  I then threw them into the oven and the combination of hot roasted potatoes and a mustardy dressing was so good, did I mention my potato obsession, that […]

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Essential Summer Salad Dressings

Essential Summer Salad Dressings

There are a couple of posts coming your way.  I have been playing with salads this summer and really want to add them to my archives.  I am starting with some essential summer salad dressing which are the building blocks for many of the dishes […]

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