Green Beans and Almonds

Next time you are contemplating a simple salad I would highly recommend breaking out the green beans.  Their texture is satisfying to eat, and coupled with some almonds and a light red wine vinegar this simple salad will delight your taste buds. Simply top and tail your beans.  Blanch them in boiling salted water for…

Liquid Gold in Your Kitchen Cupboard

If you check out the cupboard above my stove you will see it groaning under the weight of dozens of bottles.  These bottles hold very special liquids to my kitchen, the magic flavours that with a splash here, a dash there and the latest stir fry or salad has the final dressing to wow our…

My Nan’s Green Tomato Pickles

The memories of my Nan was not really of her being  a foodie person.  Her creative talents lay with her knitting needles instead.  However one of my most favourite food memories that I associate with her is green tomato pickles.  They are a bit of a legend in our family, something coveted and devoured at…