Tag: Gluten Free

Stored in a jar…chili, honey and rosemary nut mix….

It’s always good to have a snack that is available to have with drinks and I prefer buying nuts and dried fruit completely additive and flavor free and making my own mix with herbs or spices that take my fancy. I made this mix using chili, honey and rosemary and I store them in airtight jars. The flavors are delicious and it is very … Read More Stored in a jar…chili, honey and rosemary nut mix….

Mediterranean Ploughmans with homemade Grape Port and Fennel Jelly

I picked grapes this week and could not help noticing that fresh fennel grows all around the grapes. This inspired me to create a grape and fennel jelly with port that is delicious served with cheese and I am sure it will also be great with meats like lamb. I served the jelly yesterday with Manchego and local sourdough, a good Mediterranean Ploughman’s. The … Read More Mediterranean Ploughmans with homemade Grape Port and Fennel Jelly

So sweet of my daughter….. Barefoot Contessa’s Spanish Pea Soup with Crispy Ham

For a vegetarian option, omit the crispy ham. In the middle of a busy day I dropped in to have a quick coffee with my daughter in between appointments. And she surprised me with a lovely light lunch. We both love Ina Garten’s food http://www.barefootcontessa.com/ and she made me Spanish Pea Soup with Crispy Ham which she slightly changed from The Barefoot Contessa Book … Read More So sweet of my daughter….. Barefoot Contessa’s Spanish Pea Soup with Crispy Ham

A jam of wild Mediterranean Apples and Strawberries… the fruits of a special island….

Picking wild apples in the morning A few weeks ago while I was making Apple and Strawberry jam, I had a visit from Liana, a beautiful young lawyer from Ukraine who lives and works in Switzerland. She came with her father and they were charming and lovely to have around. They sampled my jams and told me they were delighted with the flavors of … Read More A jam of wild Mediterranean Apples and Strawberries… the fruits of a special island….