Quinoa and red rice salad

Happy New Year!

On January 22, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Bit of a hiatus between writing and posting, but I think it’s still ok to wish you a happy new year. And it is almost Chinese New Year… Anyway, here’s hoping for good...

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From the garden

Some Italian treats for the summer

On August 22, 2016 by battenburgbelle

So a week in a beautiful Trullo in Puglia is over and I’m drooling over my photos of magnificent delights from the vegetable garden (not complaining, as I’m now sitting in a hotel...

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Slow roast lamb

Lovely lamb for the Easter weekend

On March 28, 2016 by battenburgbelle

Even though I had a tricky early relationship with lamb, I LOVE this recipe – or, frankly, any recipe that says do a brief bit of preparation and then put everything in the oven...

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Freaky chicken

Freaky chicken and a couple of salads

On March 17, 2016 by battenburgbelle

Life has been getting in the way of writing again, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking. I kept looking at Felicity Cloake’s New Year article (yes, I’m way behind…) in which...

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Spiced cauliflower

Another idea for a cauliflower, a warming stew and an old favourite dessert

On January 27, 2016 by battenburgbelle

I made a regular cauliflower cheese when “Uncle Patrick” came to stay. Knowing that however much I made, we’d eat the lot, I just used half the cauliflower. And then I was idly...

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